At Yeshiva Har Torah, Derech Eretz Kadma L’Torah. Our awesome responsibility of teaching middot (character traits) to our students is central to their growth. Students and teachers in Grades 1-4 make YHT “the place to be” through our middot and character building program. YHT: The Place to Be is implemented through a team of teachers who meet regularly to create programming and classroom experiences focusing specifically on middot. Every month we learn about a specific middah through a lesson in Jewish Studies classes, and a book of the month and reading response in General Studies classes. Middot we have studied, such as gratefulness and respect, are integrated into school-wide activities and classroom lessons. Elementary school students meet once a month at an assembly to participate in a special performance by one of our classes about the middah of the month. Students are encouraged, through positive reinforcement, to become conscientious community members, feeling a sense of achriut (responsibility) towards their school, peers, and themselves.
Click on the tabs to see this year's middot theme, as well as last year's.