Jewish high school, reimagined RIGHT NOW.
All courses are online, hands-on and for high school credit.
Our courses fulfill much more than graduation requirements!
Interactive and Personalized.
21st Century Jewish Learning.
Our ’23-24 Courses
Canadian History Since World War One (CHC2D)
Canadian History Since World War One (CHC2D) explores Canada’s history since 1914. We’ll explore how Canada became what it is today through the stories and events often overlooked by traditional history courses.
Jews came to Turtle Island as immigrants and, in many instances, saw sports as a way to feel more Canadian.
As we delve into these stories, we’ll explore how social, economic, and political changes impacted the lives and identities of all Canadians.
World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues and Challenges (HRT3M)
World Religions and Belief Traditions will take a look at how the religions of Rabbinic Judaism, Christianity, and Islam developed and changed during the Middle Ages.
You’ll learn how each religion sought to answer big questions about the human experience while spreading their beliefs across the world. We’ll also examine how Jews as a minority interacted with a majority culture that was not their own.
Chosen Food (IDC4U)
Chosen Food is an interdisciplinary course open to any high school student in Grade 11-12, or someone who has already earned a “U” credit.
You’ll learn about what makes food kosher, which one dish is eaten by Jews the world over and how hummus could bring peace to the Middle East – and MUCH MORE.
In the process, you’ll sharpen your critical thinking (and kitchen) skills and learn to prepare delicious dishes with experts and mavens from across the world!
Philosophy: Questions and Theories (HZT4U)
Philosophy: Questions and Theories is for big thinkers and folks who like to debate. Learners must have already earned a “U” credit to participate.
You’ll acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and how to use reason to better understand the world. You’ll also learn how to craft better arguments as you unpack the thinking of great minds like Plato, Aristotle, Maimonides, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Buber, Butler and the writers of The Good Place.
Media Studies (EMS3O)
Media Studies is for learners in Grade 11-12 who are curious about how news and social media shape our understanding of the world, especially when it comes to Israel-Palestine.
You’ll get a deeper understanding of how both old and new media work and how to spot bias and misinformation. You’ll also learn how to analyze how media tells stories and what perspectives are included or left out. You’ll also learn how to create your own media content that is well-informed and well-researched.
Convenient and Safe
ADRABA courses will always be delivered safely and always be available on your laptop, desktop or handheld device wherever you are.
The Best Tools for the Job
Our courses are designed to take full advantage of ZOOM and Google apps like Classroom, Docs, Jamboard and Meet as well as other third-party applictions.
You’ll learn alongside an engaging, experienced educator with decades of classroom and life experience.
At adraba we have a single goal.
We want you to have the most amazing, relevant Jewish learning experience possible.
Join us! Let’s learn about our histories, values and traditions together – and have some fun in the process!
I am intrigued by their vision and impressed with their passion for an exciting new model for secondary Jewish education in Toronto. It’s comforting knowing that dedicated educators are working hard to safeguard the Jewish education of the next generation of Canadian Jewish students.
Liz Pearl, MEd
Founder, PK Press, Educator and Facilitator
ADRABA is a fresh bit of creative innovation in the world of Jewish education, a 21st century revolution in the way that teachers, students, and subject matter come together — so very different from the classrooms we all attended as students and teachers. ADRABA plans to utilize the best of blended learning techniques to promote Jewish literacy and engagement. I could not be more excited about this new learning option.
Dr. Seymour Epstein
Educator and Former Director of Toronto’s Board of Jewish Education @ UJA Federation
The Jewish Community needs educational offerings to serve all of the various needs of our students, regardless of learning style, family background, or denominational affiliation. ADRABA’s blended-learning philosophy offers exactly that. In this environment, students can learn at their own pace, and receive a comprehensive, in-depth Jewish education that honours all members of our community. Toronto needs ADRABA.
Cantor Cheryl Wunch
Educator and Spiritual Leader
ADRABA represents one of the most innovative, creative and cutting-edge approaches to 21st century Jewish education.
Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick
Principal, Organizational Consultant and Executive Coach
Frequently Asked Questions
Are these courses for credit?
We are authorized to grant credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
How much does each course cost?
$1080 – and you get a tax receipt for a portion of the amount.
How many times a week does the course meet?
Courses meet twice a week between the hours of 3:45 – 9pm. Each class is 90 minutes in length. Chosen Food runs for 1h 45m. (You can’t rush the dough.)
How long is the course?
Each course runs for the full academic year. We begin after the High Holyday season and run through early-to-mid June, with all civil and Jewish holidays off.