In 1995 the Bronfman Jewish Education Center (BJEC) in Montreal completed an integrated Jewish studies curriculum for first grade that is currently used in more than 400 day schools worldwide from all streams of Jewish life. Since 1999, AVI CHAI has supported the development of curricula for additional grades. Beginning with grade two, which was released in September 2005, an additional grade was introduced by TaL AM to day schools each year since. The fifth and final grade curriculum was released for the 2008/09 school year. Over 25,000 students worldwide use TaL AM materials, with almost 10,000 alone learning with grade one.
The TaL AM curriculum covers Hebrew language, Bible, and prayer, as well as introductions to rabbinic literature and Jewish history in the older grades. These curricular components are designed to provide a solid foundation for Hebrew as a communicative and heritage language to develop Jewish literacy. The subject areas are spiraled and aligned to facilitate multi-lateral reinforcement of vocabulary, language skills, thinking and learning skills, and the thematic integration of concepts and values.
Because of the wide usage of the program, TaL AM offers Teacher Training Institutes at locations around the world and programs to aid school heads and Judaic heads in adopting the curriculum.