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ADRABA

Jewish high school, reimagined RIGHT NOW.

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All courses are online, hands-on and for high school credit.

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Our courses fulfill much more than graduation requirements!

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Interactive and Personalized.

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21st Century Jewish Learning.

Our 2024-5 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.

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.

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.

World Cultures (HSC4M)

World Cultures is open to any high school student who has taken a university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

We will examine the nature of culture, how cultural identities are acquired, maintained, and transformed with a focus on the world of the Tanakh and the Jewish encounter with the great cultures of antiquity: Babylon, Assyria, Persia, and Greece.

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.

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!

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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 are designed to take full advantage of ZOOM and Google apps like Classroom, Docs, Miro and Menti as well as other third-party applictions. 

Engaging Educator

 You’ll learn alongside an engaging, experienced educator with multiple degrees and 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. 

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

I felt that the learning that took place at ADRABA was not only diverse content and delivery but the entire experience of doing the course with other Jewish students collaboratively and having guest speakers whose lives we learned about made the entire experience feel … well, like an experience.

ADRABA student (2020-2021)

I think ADRABA is a fantastic program that I would recommend to any friend. It not only gives you a smaller class learning environment where you can ask questions to fully reach your potential, it also connects you with your Jewish heritage and culture, by putting the curriculum through a Jewish lens.

ADRABA student (2023-2024)

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?

$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.