ADRABA

Jewish high school, reimagined RIGHT NOW.

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Courses begin October 18, 2021.

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FOUR Year-Long Course Options for High School Credit.

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Interactive and Personalized.

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21st Century Jewish Learning.

Registration for Fall 2021 is open RIGHT NOW!

Our Fall 2021 Courses

Canadian History Since World War 1 (CHC2D)

Canadian History Since World War 1 (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, 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 introduce learners to a period in history where rabbinic Judaism, Christianity and Islam emerged to take their place on the world stage.

You’ll learn how each religion sought to answer big questions about the human experience while spreading their beliefs across the world, building global empires and waging many wars in the process.

Chosen Food (IDC4U)

Chosen Food is an interdisciplinary course open to any high school student who has already earned a “U” credit OR loves food and cooking OR BOTH!

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 GTA!

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.

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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 were designed to take full advantage of ZOOM and Google apps like Classroom, Docs, Jamboard and Meet as well as other third-party applictions. 

Engaging Educator

 You’ll learn alongside an engaging, experienced educator with decades of classroom and life experience.

Register Today

At adraba we have a single goal. 

We want you to have the most amazing, relevant Jewish learning experience possible.  Because, let’s be honest, the typical Jewish learning experience hasn’t been the most amazing or relevant. 

ADRABA is here to do something about that.  Join us!  Let’s learn about our histories, values and traditions together – and have some fun in the process!

 

 

 

Testimonials

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?

YES.

We are authorized to grant credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

How much does each course cost?

$613 – and you get a tax receipt for a portion of the amount.

How many times a week does the course meet?

In 2020, we met twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays.  In 2021, with our expanded roster of offerings, we might add additional afternoon/evenings.

How long is the course?

Each course runs 25 weeks.  In 2020, we began on October 19, 2020 and will end in the first week of June.  The calendar for 2021 is very similar – and you still get all civic and Jewish holidays off!

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