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Key to Me explores a spiritual theme and a self-development theme each month.

Our three-year curriculum includes:

  • Sequenced, connected and coordinated activities to foster skill development
  • Fun, active learning to support the adoption of new skills and attitudes
  • Intentional focus on developing specific social and emotional skills

Elul & Tishrei

Spiritual theme:

  • G-d as our Father who has unconditional love for us
  • Appreciating the gift of repentance and forgiveness

Self-development theme:

  • Internal resilience
  • Self-awareness – being aware of our strengths and struggles
  • Growing and learning from mistakes vs. rationalizing or denying them

Cheshvan

Spiritual theme:

  • Believing in G-d when things are gray

Self-development theme:

  • Developing an internal locus of control
  • We are responsible for our own happiness
  • Life is 10% what happens to us & 90% how we react to it
  • Using challenges to grow stronger
  • Staying hopeful when confused or scared

Kislev

Spiritual theme:

  • Being a light unto the nations

Self-development theme:

  • Self-respect
  • Manners
  • Interacting with others
  • Presentation v. content
  • Presenting ourselves appropriately
  • Hygiene, cleanliness

Teves

Spiritual theme:

  • Staying strong in our identity in a secular world
  • Building a sanctuary for G-d within ourselves

Self-development theme:

  • Self-identity
  • Identifying how our strengths help us work through challenges
  • Feeling secure and comfortable with ourselves

Shevat

Spiritual theme:

  • Appreciating the natural beauty of our world

Self-development theme:

  • Expressing appreciation and using our support systems
  • Value of experiencing & showing gratitude
  • Identifying internal & external resources
  • Mindfulness

Adar

Spiritual theme:

  • Recognizing that G-d wants us to be happy

Self-development theme:

  • Developing kindness & empathy
  • “I” statements and feeling words
  • Value of listening & relating to others
  • Understanding & overcoming the conflict cycle

Nissan

Spiritual theme:

  • Becoming a nation
  • The Exodus from Egypt
  • Being part of a strong community

Self-development theme:

  • Building healthy relationships, with appropriate boundaries
  • Social appropriateness & awareness of our surroundings

Iyar

Spiritual theme:

  • Developing a growth mindset
  • Setting and reaching new goals
  • Moving away from enslavement and working toward true freedom
  • Delaying gratification

Self-development theme:

  • Standing up to peer pressure
  • Self-advocacy
  • Having & being a leader
  • Not allowing others or our surroundings bring us down

Sivan

Spiritual theme:

  • How the Torah meets the individual needs of every person
  • Individual & communal responsibility
  • Striving to be the best version of ourselves

Self-development theme:

  • Perspective-taking
  • Celebrating our differences
  • Embracing opportunity when it presents

The full curriculum can be tailored to a variety of individual programs. Contact us for consultation and pricing.