At CKIDS Hunt Valley (serving Lutherville-Timonium, Hunt Valley and beyond), we believe that children are the leading guarantors for our strong Jewish future and truly hold the power to change the world. Tzivos Hashem, literally translated as “The Army of Hashem,” prompts young soldiers to make the world a brighter place to live in.  

The Lubavitcher Rebbe, leader of the Chabad movement, founded Tzivos Hashem over 40 years ago. In a famous letter to someone who was concerned about the glorification of military and soldiers, the Rebbe wrote that he had pondered this problem at length: How can we communicate to children today the dedication and responsibility that comes along with being a Jew, and making the world a better place?

So the Rebbe created Tzivos Hashem—literally, an army. He gave the children a sense of pride, as they rose in rank in this army, and told them that they were on a special mission to defeat evil, model goodness, and make this world a divine home for its Maker, the Commander-in-Chief. The success was beyond measure, and children connected to a purpose-driven Judaism.

Tzivos Hashem teaches children how to stay committed to their values while taking an active role in making the world a better place. Children who enroll in Tzivos Hashem are proud to be a Jewish leader in their own life and feel the benefits of intentional and meaningful Judaism.

In Tzivos Hashem, students are motivated to do their daily missions of positivity by gaining points, earning medals, and getting promoted in ranks. Reaching a Major will also allow your child to join the International CKids Shabbaton - a weekend filled with trips, entertainment, and the Jewish pride of being with other Jewish children from across the world. 

Once a month, Tzivos Hashem holds a rally highlighting Jewish birthdays and children who have gone up in rank. This gives each participant a moment to shine and the opportunity to showcase their achievements.