Jewish Text: Tanakh
The High School Tanakh curriculum is designed to deepen and expand the skills and understandings of Tanakh that students gained in earlier grades and experiences. Building on students’ prior knowledge of the Torah and their study of Neviim Rishonim (Former Prophets), the curriculum takes students on a journey through the stories of the kings and latter prophets of Israel, explorations of the books of Ketuvim (Writings), and offers the opportunity to circle back to the Torah and its eternal themes. The High School Tanakh curriculum continues the work of skill building while also offering students opportunities to discover personal connections to the ancient texts that lay at the heart of our tradition. Students study the Tanakh with a variety of tools, including classical and modern commentaries on the texts, midrash, historical perspectives and archaeology, and close literary readings.