From the time-honored traditions of Judaism and the wisdom of the Torah to the learning of modern Hebrew, the study and practice of what it means to be Jewish begins in Kindergarten and continues through High School graduation. A highlight for Middle School students is the semester long study of the Holocaust and two-week study trip to Israel. This life-changing experience sets the stage for the more challenging Judaic Studies curriculum in High School, which culminates with the March of the Living senior class trip — an opportunity that brings individuals from all over the world to Poland and Israel to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate.
Studies show that graduates of Jewish Day Schools are more compassionate, more respectful of a diversity of views, more civically aware and more engaged than their peers. DKJA alumni consistently exemplify these ideals. Instilled with the principles of Torah and Mitzvot, our students are taught, “If you see something wrong in the world, fix it.” This deep immersion in Jewish wisdom, ethics and values allows Judaism to become an active, relevant and natural part of our students’ lives, one that inspires them to participate in Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).