Jewish History

The Jewish History curriculum emphasizes our school’s core value of Ahavat Yisrael, encouraging students to form an inextricable bond with the Jewish people, past, present, and future. Jewish history courses encourage leadership and collaborative learning, with at least one core project in each course that places students in the roles of researcher and teacher. Students are asked to apply their research through simulations, presentations, and the writing of argumentative research-based papers. Units in Jewish History courses extend beyond the mere memorization of information. Instead, we emphasize individual reflection and critical analysis of historical developments as they manifest in students' lives as Jews today.