FAQs

How much does this cost?
To get the daily Chitas emails and booklets? Nothing. You can choose to pay to get Chitas a week at a time, you can sponsor a day’s Chitas for a child’s birthday or another reason, or feel free to donate!

When do you prepare the Chitas?
At this point, we do it the night before, after the littlest Chitas helpers are in bed. Sometimes it gets very late and one of us has to wake up early.

How long does it take to do this?
Usually it takes about 4 hours all told. We can now reuse materials from last year, but we need to edit them, and are also making more booklets in more languages!

Who is paying for this?
Nobody, yet. We originally started this for our own kids, and nobody pays you for things you do for your own children! Now that it has become its own full-time project, we are starting to look for sponsors to help us make sure it continues and grows.

How did it start?
You can read the whole story here: About Kids Chitas

Do you have any plans for later?
Yes, plenty! Some have said that older kids don’t want coloring sheets, but they would love worksheets. We have some exciting ideas for the Shabbos edition so that there is more to learn on Shabbos. We would like to add some videos of teaching parts of Chitas. All we need is more time! ๐Ÿ™‚

Are you going to make this into a book?
We will see! Right now it would take a lot of work to make the Chitas into a book.

I live in Australia, can I get it a day earlier?
We tried, believe me we tried! ๐Ÿ™‚ Our email service has an option to send at 9:00 pm (for example) in the recipient’s local timezone. However it didn’t seem to work so well, because it’s not perfect at detecting your timezone. That meant some people were getting it even LATER than usual! Oops. Now, you have a (paid) option to sign up for the Week in Advance emails.

I sent you an email, why didn’t I get an answer?
We’re very sorry! We get tens of emails every day from all different people and places, and lots of days we have enough time to read them, but not enough time to answer. You might get an answer to a REALLY OLD email sometimes, or feel free to resend it as a gentle nudge!

Why didn’t you answer my question?
Probably because you didn’t ask it yet! Post a comment to ask now.

66 thoughts on “FAQs

  1. This is so wonderful, I cannot tell you how greatly I appreciate the work that you are putting in. There are hundreds of children learning Chitas through your efforts, what an incredible Zchus. Thank you again and again!

  2. Hi,
    Thanks so much for doing this for all of us. One request or suggestion, can you please send them a day ahead instead of just a night ahead because here is australia by the time we receive it it is a day late. ๐Ÿ™
    Thanks again

    1. That’s our top-most request! We are working on it. It’s hard because each day takes at least an hour, and it means doing 2 days to get ahead. IY”H once we do that we will use the email service to send it according to each subscriber’s time zone.

  3. I love the chitas booklet and use it for my kids every day. I am directrice in a pre- school and would like to ask your permission use your chitas booklet in class.

    Please let me know

    Thanks and kol hakovod for this excellent project

    1. Of course! B”H there are many schools learning Chitas with their students, we would be thrilled for there to be one more! Much hatzlacha, and please let us know any suggestions (it takes a while to implement new ones, but IY”H it will happen!)

    1. Yes, we have the Sefer Hamitzvos of the day (the posuk the Rambam uses as a source is printed in the booklet as well), followed by the daily Rambam, 3 perakim a day – a summary of what we learn in each Perek.

  4. Hi,
    I would love to use your Chitas booklets for my students this upcoming school year. Is it a possibility to have them emailed at least the night before so I can arrange for copies for my students?
    Thanks and Yashar Koach on this wonderful initiative you’ve taken to spreading the Rebbe’s Horaos.

  5. b’h
    Kol Hakavod! Yasher koach! I knew there had to be a way that kids could say Chitas, too. I just didn’t know enough to get it started. Soon you’ll be able to use some of last year’s summaries, won’t you? The different readings are not all the same for each day each year, but at least you have the option to combine. Of course, it would be nice to add on to last year’s comments, too!! The Rebbe always said to learn more and more.

    1. THank you!

      We are starting to use some of last year’s now, just making them better and easier to understand. If you notice any other areas of improvement, we hope you’ll let us know!

  6. B”SD

    Yasher koach for your amazing work. I was wondering if you have the illustrated chitas translated into English or Hebrew, since I don’t speak Yiddish.
    Thank you,
    Hatzlocha rabba!
    – Karen

  7. I was wondering……..some people who are very new to Torah learning and the concept of “chitas” are trying to use this wonderful service, but there are lots of Hebrew and Yiddish words that they don’t understand (even though the concepts you present are wonderfully simple and clear). I know you’re working so hard on this project, but is there any way that some of those non-English words could be translated (in parentheses?!) to make their journey easier? As a BT myself, I totally understand the frustration of yearning to learn more Torah, but just not knowing what “all those words” mean………..(I did merit living in Crown Hts for enough years to pick up on much of the “lingo” — but there’s always more to learn…) Again, a big, big ya’asher koach (see, there’s another one of “those phrases” that newcomers probably don’t know…) – Malka

  8. i always thought to myself: is there really a point of saying chitas everyday if i have no idea what im saying?? and then a teacher told me about “chitas for kids,” i subscribed and i loooveee it! it feels so good to know what the words im saying mean!! so thank you SOOO MUCH for all the effort and time you out in to producing these amazing daily emails!
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. love your work! our family learns it together at supper.
    we haven’t gotten the chitas all week. is it just us?
    thanks for all your dedication.
    the raices family
    kharkov,ukraine

  10. We are really enjoying the Chitas for Kids with our kids, both the homes schooled kids and the cheder boy who learns in a non-Lubavitch cheder. BUT we are downloading the Hebrew versions and while the Hebrew in the booklet form is perfectly readable, the nikkudot in the Hebrew version of the Chitas text is undecipherable for either child or adult – they are so tiny they all look like “chirik”. Can you change that font? Also, the headline of the Chitas text takes up an awful lot of ink to print. Thank you, and kol hakavod on your entire effort.

    1. Thank you for the compliments!

      Are you printing the email, or the PDF summaries? Is it possible to send a picture of how it is coming out so it can be fixed? Thank you!

  11. Please can you let me know if I can get past days of Chitas for Kids? I have only just subscribed but would like to read the summaries of the last two or three weeks of Tanya BEFORE the start of the new cycle.
    Thanks
    Sora Feldman

    1. Hi there,

      First of all I love Chitas for Kids! I dont always get to rea through it all, but there is so much information, its amazing!

      I was wondering if you have the old ones, the past months Chitas posted anywhere, that I can use.

      I would love to see how you explained certain parts of Chumash and Tanya, to be able to teach it to my students…

      Thanks

      1. Hi Rivky! Thanks for your warm compliments – it is great to hear that!

        We don’t have the old Chitas posted anywhere, but we do have all of them and would be glad to send you what you need. Much hatzlacha in your teaching!

  12. hi
    i love your chitas emails they r so well written and so informative. this week on WEdnesday 22 teves you posted some preperation for davening tips but i deleted them too fast. would you be able to send it to me again?
    i remember you once said a story about the alter rebbe wanting to meet the vina gaon and he jumped out the window. i heard this week that this was not true it was on one of the israeli websites
    thanks again on a daily basis. may you go maichoyil ad choyil
    Chaya

    1. Thank you!
      The Week in Advance subscriptions generally arrive late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Please let us know if you have a problem.
      Much hatzlacha!

  13. Hello!
    Your idea is very great!
    I’m melamed at cheider of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.
    Are You going to make it in Russian? If You want i am able to translate some parts of hitas.
    best regards, Ruben Grinberg

      1. I think so. That it would be helpful to do Perek Echad. Because most people (generalization) start Shlosh Haprekek when they first finish Perek Echad once and most people start learning Perek Echad when they are in 7th-9th Grade. So the earliest they will start Sholosha Prakim in 10th-12th Grade and by that time you would not need Chitas for Kids. So in short most kids do not do Shlosh Haprakim

      2. I also think it would be great if the 1-perek cycle was available. I’ve only begun learning the Rambam (1 perek per day) this most recent cycle, and it would be terrific if my kids could learn it along with me!
        Thank you, this is a wonderful resource you’ve made available!

    1. No problem! You can either edit your Paypal subscription payment yourself, or if that’s too complicated (it isn’t very straightforward to be honest) just email us and we’ll discontinue it manually from our end.

      We hope you continue to enjoy the daily Chitas!

  14. hi. i tried to subscribe, but when it says that you will be receiving an email and i should follow the link, i dont get the link. not sure what i am doing wrong

  15. in today’s Sefer Hamitzvos, (th. Parshas Pinchas) the sefer ha mitzvos was doubled. 4 and 5 had the exact same wording. I just wanted to point out the small error.
    Keep up the great work!

    1. Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out!

      The first mitzvah is supposed to be Olas Re’iyah โ€” a korban which is only for Hashem (a Korban Olah, which is completely burned) as opposed to the Chagigah (mitzvah #5) which the whole family enjoys on Yom tov as well (a Korban Shelamim). Everyone needs to participate in both korbanos, but depending on the members of your household and your wealth, you bring additional animals for one or the other (or both).

  16. Would it be possible to write on the coloring sheets, the kapitel and possuk where its taken from, Like that I can find it and see it when i read. Thank you so much for all your work.

  17. THANK YOU THANK YOU for all your hard work!! This is incredible! Each night two tired ladies have a chavrusa over the phone..this is our learning material! Each night either one of us comment how perfect and fitting this would be on a calling system .. like dial a jewish story! )(Like I would love to share this with my children but WHEN?? if it was on a speaker during supper or when the kids had play time … the entire family would be doing Chitas!! just a suggestion..and i’m sure I could help find some sponsors to help with start up costs…contact me if you feel this could work.

    1. What a great idea! We did some research and actually found the technology that could make this work. Next we need to work on a little bit of research and development to see the best way to make it happen.

      Stay posted, and maybe send a nudge now and then!

  18. hi
    i am creating a curriculum for a learning program for children based on the chitas of the day. i was wondering how i can get access to old emails from last summer? i would be expanding and then compiling a book\workbook with the daily chitas.
    it would be incredible!

    thanking you in advanced!!

    1. Hi Shaina! Yes, we have every single Chitas email since it all began ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m sending you an email to find out what you have in mind and what you’d need. Much hatzlacha in your project!

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