Jewish SELF (Sexual Education) Curriculum

The Jewish SELF (Sexual Education for LiFe) Curriculum is an educational program produced by SINAI Schools that teaches tools for the prevention of sexual abuse to adolescents and adults with learning and developmental disabilities. Developed for professional use, it teaches students social and sexual education, empowering them to recognize and protect themselves from potentially dangerous or abusive situations.

The Jewish SELF has five units comprised of educational objectives and activities. Each unit is made up of an overview, educational strategies for implementing that unit’s educational objectives, activities, vocabulary words, and pictorial handouts.

The educational objectives proposed in this curriculum are sensitive to Torah values and written in accordance with Orthodox halachic standards. The Jewish SELF is endorsed by the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County (RCBC) as well as many mental health professionals throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel.

Written by Rabbi Dr. Gil Elmaleh, former Director of Therapeutic Services at SINAI, this manual is updated regularly and is available for purchase through SINAI Schools. For more information, or to place an order, please contact us at 201-833-1134 or