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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Breakthrough Chinuch | Evaluated Learning Experience

Connecting to Prayer: Living Tfillah (EDU305)


35 hours (13 weeks).

Breakthrough Chinuch, Monsey, NY and other approved instructional sites

November 2018 - December 2023. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the philosophical and theological centrality of prayer, and the development of formal prayer; describe the challenges for having a meaningful connection to prayer; recognize and implement the technical skills which enable students to understand prayer; identify and explain the spiritual and motivational elements which are vital for creating the meaningful connection; analyze elements of the Montessori approach which are relevant to the goals of this course; and design and evaluate activities that can be utilized within the classroom to enhance the connection to prayer.


The course focuses on giving educators the knowledge and tools to inspire and guide students to find Tfillah meaningful. Students discuss what Tfillah truly means, the vital role it plays in the child’s Jewish identity and religious values, and the challenges and strategies for creating a daily meaningful connection to God and Judaism. Instructional methods include audiovisual lectures, supporting articles, and hands-on training sessions.  Prerequisite: Teaching experience or instructor approval.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Hebrew Language, Hebrew Literature, Jewish Philosophy, Philosophy, Religion, or Judaic Studies (11/18).