JEWISH STUDIES

Why Neshama La’Am?

 

Because students need a framework for evaluating who they are, who they want to become and why; and because the world needs individuals who have an authentic sense of self, together with a sense of sacred responsibility towards their community and the global village.


The Neshama La’Am curriculum immerses students in core narratives and big ideas of classical Jewish literature and living. In this curriculum, students also develop the necessary literacy to engage with Tanakh and Torah She’be’al Peh in a dynamic way. These experiences provide the motivation and tools for Jewish life that is robust with a sense of meaning, joy, and moral responsibility.

 

Neshama La’Am also provides students with a framework for healthy and purposeful dialogue rooted in famous discourses of the Talmud.

PARALLEL TRACK

Why a Soulful World?

 

Because students need a framework for evaluating who they are, who they want to become and why; and because the world needs individuals who have an authentic sense of self, together with a sense of sacred responsibility towards their community and the global village.

A Soulful World provides students with a substantive understanding of the many ways of making sense of the world as expressed in the great religious and philosophical traditions of the globe, from Vedic Scriptures to Aristotle’s Ethics.

 

Our curriculum also nurtures the development of the tools necessary to understand different perspectives with a sense of empathy and empowered dialogue.