Our Judaic Studies department blends these values with deep biblical instruction to produce Jewish children who draw sensitivity and confidence from their heritage as they look beyond the classroom to the future. It takes scholarship, sensibility and empathy to become a leader. Our Judaic Studies department blends these values to produce Jewish children who draw on the foundations of their heritage as they look beyond the classroom to the vistas of a wider world and their future.
Here, Hebrew is taught as a living, dynamic language, and students learn to read Hebrew texts with full comprehension as well as express their ideas fluently in Hebrew, both orally and in writing. And because we believe that Torah knowledge must be relevant to everyday life, we encourage students to immerse themselves in the stories of the Chumash and Navi and find applications for that ancient wisdom in today’s reality.
Our Judaic Studies staff comes from the finest educational institutions in both America and Israel. Jewish text studies (Torah, Navi, Mishna and Gemara), connects students to their heritage, stimulates intellectual curiosity, and sharpens critical thinking and analytical skills.
Of paramount importance is the teaching of middot (values) inherent in Torah based moral practice, and Torah experiences are integrated into everyday activities at school. As a result, students develop a strong Jewish identity, with a connection to the State of Israel, its history, its people, and its culture and they learn the value of integrity and honor.