Course Offerings:

Grade 7 & 8—Jewish Identity and Community- HRE13

This course is designed to instill in the student a lifelong dedication to Judaism and Jewish studies. Student will learn what it means to be ‘Jewish”, how important each and every one’s role is in Judaism, and how to interact with the Jewish community. They will learn how important Jewish ideals, such as Chesed (kindness) and Tzedakah (charity) are to their community, to the entire Jewish people and to the world at large. Students will develop a lifelong love for their community and an appreciation for those community leaders who shape and build Jewish communities all over the globe, and will develop a sense of communal responsibility to all aspects of their community.
Thursday – Jewish Studies: Community & Identity – HRE13 – 6:20PM – 8:50PM. 
Prerequisite: None


Grade 9—Jewish Values and Ethics—HRE23

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.

Tuesday – Jewish Studies: Values & Ethics – HRE23 – 6:20PM – 8:50PM

Wednesday – Jewish Studies: Values & Ethics – HRE23 – 3:45pm – 6:15pm

Prerequisite: None


Grade 10—Torah, Holidays and Prayer—HRE33

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.

Monday – Jewish Studies: Torah, Holidays, and Prayer – HRE33 – 3:45pm – 6:15pm

Prerequisite: None


Grade 9/10- Hebrew Language- LYHBD
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.

This course is open to any student that wants to study the Hebrew Language. Students will receive a Grade 10 International Languages credit.
Monday – Hebrew Language – LYHBD – 6:20PM – 8:50PM
Prerequisite: None

Grade 11/12—Ethics and Lifecycle–IDC4U

This course is designed to provide students with a better of understanding of Ethics and Family issues and their relevancy to a young adult’s day to day life. Students will study different types of ethical dilemmas and theories, and attempt to recognize the importance of a sophisticated and comprehensive ethical morality. In addition, students will learn about ethical issues as it relates to dating, love, marriage, life death and other life-cycle events. Students will examine the Life Cycle from a Jewish point of view, as well as Ethical Issues and Judaism responses. Students will analyze various techniques for resolving ethical dilemmas as they relate to family and social dynamics. Various issues such as ethics in business, social responsibility, and management of family roles, stress and conflict within relationships will all be addressed.
Monday – Jewish Ethics & Lifecycle – IDC4U – 6:20PM – 8:50PM
Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Prep Course

Grade 10/11 Food & Culture

The course focuses on the flavours, aromas, cooking techniques, foods, and cultural traditions of world cuisines. Students will explore the origins of and developments in diverse food traditions. They will demonstrate the ability to cook with ingredients and equipment from a variety of cultures, compare food-related etiquette in many countries and cultures, and explain how Canadian food choices and traditions have been influenced by other cultures. Students will develop practical skills and apply social science research methods while investigating food practices from around the world.

Torah High is not responsible for any cross contamination of gluten ingredients.

  • Torah High offers integrated learning, incorporating Jewish ideas and perspectives throughout our curriculum, both in Jewish and General Studies, while simultaneously meeting the Ministry of Education’s curriculum expectations.

Thursday – Food & Culture – HFC3M – 6:20PM – 8:50PM

Prerequisite: None


Grade 11/12 Philosophy

Tuesday – Philosophy – HZT4U4U – 3:45PM – 6:15PM

Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Prep Course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies



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The Jewish Federation of Ottawa (JFO) is proud to launch a two-year tuition incentive program to ensure Jewish education is accessible to everyone. 
For families enrolling students 
in supplementary schools for the first time in the fall of 2023, JFO will cover $500 of the tuition in the first year and $250 in the second year.  

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