The basic premise of our curriculum is to think of Jewish education not merely as a matter of communicating facts but rather as an effort to provide a positive learning environment in which young people can become proud participating Jews who are confident in their identity.
From early childhood, a child learns by experiencing, doing, touching, hearing, seeing, tasting, and smelling the richness of our heritage. Our school is based on the fact that, as our sages put it, “it is not the learning that is the essence, but the doing.”
In reality, whether children or adults, we learn what we do. Our students are given a foundation from which they are encouraged to explore and question their relationship to Judaism.
At Congregation Schaarai Zedek, we are building a warm, comfortable, and positive climate of Jewish experience and Jewish learning for our children, providing resources so those values can be reinforced in the home. We look forward to partnering with our families on their Jewish journeys in all shapes and forms.