At Mount Sinai we adapt our Jewish Studies and Hebrew curriculum to suit the needs of our 21st Century Learners.
Jewish Learning encapsulates the heartbeat of our school, equipping each student with the tools and knowledge to further develop their own Jewish Identity, which actively ensures Jewish continuity.
Jewish Education is not about filling of a pail but rather igniting a flame.
Our ultimate goal is to ignite a ner tamid ("eternal light") of Judaism deep within each student’s hearts and equip them with the skills and knowledge to keep this flame alight and cherished for eternity.
The College calendar reflects the centrality of Jewish festivals and Israel in its Informal Jewish Educational Programs. Festivals are experienced and commemorated yearly in diverse and meaningful ways. Informal or Experiential Jewish Learning is a significant feature of the curriculum and is facilitated by both teaching staff and Informal Educators (Shlichot) from Israel.
We believe that the centrality of the Hebrew language to Jewish Learning should never be underestimated. It links both to our past and sacred texts as well as the Modern State of Israel. These links are made explicit to students as their language learning evolves. Hebrew is delivered as a living, ‘breathing’ language with an important cultural purpose. Opportunities to experience the language extend beyond the Hebrew lesson to Hebrew Drama and Hebrew Singing lessons as well as being embedded during School Assemblies and all Informal Jewish Educational experiences.
Graduates emerge as self-directed, life-long learners with a strong Jewish identity and a commitment to the State of Israel.