Students will engage in building their Jewish identity and connecting with their community in engaging and experiential ways.
This course is designed to instill in the student a lifelong dedication to Judaism and Jewish studies. Students will learn the foundations of Jewish belief and understand how to apply that knowledge to current ethical dilemmas that challenge mankind. Students will explore how Judaism and ethics relate to current medical, business and familial problems. Through this framework of seeing how classical rabbinical Judaism relates to current events, students will develop a positive view on the vast scope of Jewish studies and its relevance to current events.
This course provides a deeper understanding of the Bible and its rabbinic commentaries, and, through it, students will develop a deeper attachment to their heritage. Students will study classical Jewish texts and learn how to apply these teachings to their daily lives. This course will teach students to appreciate and partake in the history, culture, and traditions of Jewish life.
This course provides opportunities for students to begin to develop and apply skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Hebrew. Students will communicate and interact in structured activities, with a focus on matters of personal interest and familiar topics, and will read and write simple texts in Hebrew. Throughout the course, students will acquire an understanding and appreciation of diverse communities in regions of the world where Hebrew is spoken. They will also develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
The grade 9/10 course is open to any student that wants to study the Hebrew Language. Students will receive a Grade 10 International Languages credit. The grade 11 course is open to any student who has take LYIBD.
Grade 10/11 Leadership and Peer Support – GPP30
This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
This course addresses three (or more) of the main areas of philosophy: metaphysics, logic, epistemology, ethics, social political philosophy, and aesthetics. Students will study secular and Jewish approaches to philosophy and have the opportunity to compare and contrast the various philosophical approaches to various aspects of life. Students will learn the main ideas expressed by philosophers from a variety of the world’s traditions, how to develop and explain their own philosophical ideas, and how to apply those ideas to contemporary social issues and personal experiences. The course will also help students develop their critical-thinking skills and refine the skills used in researching and investigating topics in philosophy.
“Advanced Beit Midrash”
A non-credit course where students have choice in the topics and do not need to complete formal assessments. So the focus is just on the students learning in various relevant Jewish topics.
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