Course Offerings:

Grade 6 & 7- Bnei Mitzvah Program

The important process of becoming a B’nei Mitzvah is allowing your child not only to study the Torah, to learn the prayers and to interpret the weekly Torah portion, but also to explore what it means to be a Jewish adult that is a responsible, productive and caring person in our community.For grade 6 & 7 students at the NCSY Centre!

This program will start in October 2018 and run every other week.

Sundays 10am-12pm


Grade 8—Jewish Identity and Community

Students will be engaged in building their Jewish Identity and connecting the community in engaging and experiential ways.

Thursdays @ 6:20-8:50pm


Grade 9—Jewish Values & Ethics—HRE23
Prerequisite: None

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.

Prerequisite: None

Tuesdays @ 3:45-6:15pm  OR Wednesdays 6:20-8:50pm


Grade 9/10—Hebrew Language—LYHBD
Prerequisite: None

This course provides opportunities for students to begin to develop and apply skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. 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 the language. Throughout the course, students will acquire an understanding and appreciation of diverse communities in regions of the world where the language is spoken. They will also develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

Mondays @ 6:20-8:50pm OR Thursdays 3:45-6:15pm


Grade 9/10/11—Food and Culture—HFC3M
Prerequisite: None

This 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 foods and food practices from around the world.

Mondays @ 3:45-6:15pm OR Thursdays @ 6:20-8:50pm


Grade 10—Fundamentals of Judaism- Torah, Holidays and Prayers—HRE33
Prerequisite: None

This course provides a deeper understanding of the Rabbinic Bible and its commentaries, and through it, an attachment of the student to their heritage. Students will study classical Jewish texts and learn how to apply their teachings to their daily lives. This course will teach students to appreciate and partake in the history, culture, and traditions of Jewish life.

Tuesdays @ 6:20-8:50pm OR Wednesdays @ 3:45-6:15pm

Advanced class with Rabbi Rotenberg Mondays @ 3:45-6:15pm


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.

Advanced class with Rabbi Rotenberg Mondays @ 6:20-8:50pm


Grade 11/12—Business Leadership—BOH4M
Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyse the role of a leader in business, with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility are also emphasized. The course will focus on various Jewish leaders, both historical and current figures, and the impact their traits have on being a strong leader. Students will also learn Jewish Values as they relate to Business Ethics.

Tuesdays @ 6:20-8:50pm OR Wednesdays @ 3:45-6:15pm


Grade 12—Philosophy—HZT4U
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 and 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 critical-thinking skills, 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 refine skills used in researching and investigating topics in philosophy.

Wednesdays @ 6:20-8:50pm OR Thursdays @ 3:45-6:15pm



For more information please contact Rabbi Mark Rose at or Ariella at 613-702-0782