At Torah High Hamilton, learning about Jewish identity through academic and experiential education will be a personal journey of discovery. From great trips to Israel, visiting destination cities in the US and Canada, to having delicious Friday Night experiences, you’ll decide how to define your individual journey.
Your experience is 2.5 hrs in-class, once a week from September–June, as well as 2 seminars and a Family Dinner experience.
Grade 9—Jewish Values & 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 relates to current medical, business and familial ethical 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.
Grade 10/11—Interdisciplinary Studies—Leadership—IDC3O
This course is designed to provide students with a better of understanding of the range of relationships people experience over a lifetime and of the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships; demonstrate an understanding of various dynamics and challenges that can affect relationships; and demonstrate an understanding of skills and strategies that help people to develop and sustain healthy relationships and their relevancy to a young adult’s day to day life. Throughout the course the Jewish values on relationships will be studied, as well as various Jewish leaders and the importance of their traits. Students will study different types of ethical dilemmas and theories, and attempt to recognize the importance of a sophisticated and comprehensive ethical morality. Students will learn effective decision-making processes, communication skills, and effective strategies for resolving conflicts in human interactions.
Grade 11/12—Ethics and the Lifecycle- Lifecycle and Mitzvot—IDC4U
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course
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.