What a Year it has been with all the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic!
Yet the Chaya Aydel Seminary in Hallandale Beach, Florida has not only survived but has been able to thrive during this difficult time.
Many girls who would have otherwise gone overseas for their Seminary year had to alter their plans due to travel restrictions and health concerns, and CAS, one of the few Chabad Seminaries in the USA, was there to offer an alternative for these girls.
Seeing this as an opportunity for growth and expansion, CAS decided to hire new Staff members to strengthen the already amazing Seminary Program and its wonderful staff of teachers and administration.
The Chaya Aydel Seminary is excited to announce 3 new staff members who joined the team of educators during the pandemic: Mrs. Shana Wolf, Mrs. Nechama Heidingsfeld and Mrs. Rivkah Goldstein.
These women have added tremendously to the success of this years Program, by interacting with the girls one on one to disscus their progress and growth in Seminary and beyond and by making sure that all their physical and spiritual needs are being met during this most important year of growth and transformation in a girls life.
This is in addition to the well deserved reputation of the Chaya Aydel Seminary over it's decades of success in offering a challenging and excellent education in a warm, caring, and Chassidishe environment.
The CAS curriculum and program is based on the development of ethics and midos.
Courses include Chumash, Sichos, Bayis Yehudi, daily Tanya, Maamorim, Inyonei Moshiach Ugeulah, Da Ma Shetashiv, Haftora, Gemora, Halacha, Jewish history, JLI, communication in life and marriage, and even educational psychology.
Students receive Seminary credits that can be used at any college of their choice.
The teachers of Chaya Aydel Seminary are exceptional. Students continuously look forward, to the exciting and engaging lessons that the teachers prepare.
All the classes in Chaya Aydel present Torah and Chassidus in a way that brings out the beauty of each concept, ultimately leading students to be proud Chassidim of the Rebbe.
Not only do the teachers care and show concern for their students in class, but the teachers devote time outside of class to any individual who needs extra help, or attention.
Chaya Aydel Seminary has the privilege of having in addition to all it's amazing teachers and administration, caring dorm counselors, as well as a professional social worker on staff.
Both Mrs. Heidingsfeld and Mrs. Wolf and the social worker meet regularly with students to help them succeed and reach their full potential. Life skills classes are offered by social workers and other experts. The dorm counselors are always available to assist students in need, and are both very cognizant of the girls’ safety, and well being.
Aside from all the phenomenal classes that Chaya Aydel Seminary has to offer, students are privileged to be involved in after-school activities which impact the rapidly expanding Hallandale Beach community immensely.
Students of Chaya Aydel Seminary participate in a special Chesed program assisting families and individuals in the Hallandale Beach Jewish community and partake in a weekly Chavrusa learning with the ladies in Hallandale.
Furthermore, students have the opportunity to volunteer for the Friendship Circle, CTeen, and even have the privilege of working in a Hebrew school to teach young children the beauty of Torah and Chassidus.
In addition, the Chaya Aydel Seminary offers exciting trips, and activities including: world-renowned guest speakers, interactive Shiurim and classes, a trip to Universal Studios, the Everglades, and even a trip to Key West!
Students are encouraged to take on leadership roles and develop their talents and strengths in service of their school and community.
Rabbi Yossi Lebovics, the principal of the Chaya Aydel Seminary, is an extremely intelligent, honest, and kind man. Rabbi Lebovics makes every student feel comfortable at CAS, and is always accommodating of the girls’ requests. Rabbi Lebovics puts a tremendous amount of time, and effort, ensuring that the Seminary runs smoothly, and efficiently.
The seminary is named after the late Mrs Chaya Aydel Lebovics, a”h, a renowned and talented mechaneches from Montreal. Mrs. Lebovics was the mother of Rabbi Lebovics and older sister of Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, dean of the seminary and director of Chabad of South Broward.
For more information about the Chaya Aydel Seminary, please log on to: www.chayaaydelsem.com. Call: (954) 826-7979. Or e-mail: Chayaaydelseminary@gmail.com. Registration for the 2021-2022 school year has begun.