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ADRABA

Jewish high school, reimagined.

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Fully online for 2020.

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Interactive and Personalized.

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21st Century Jewish Learning.

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Options for High School Learners.

Our FALL Courses

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

How much does each course cost?

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

How many times a week does the course meet?

We meet twice a week for an hour on Mondays and Wednesdays.

How long is the course?

Each course runs 25 weeks.  We begin on October 19, 2020 and end in the first week of June.  You get all civic and Jewish holidays off!

Are these courses for credit?

We are in the process of being inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education. If/When we are accredited, all courses can be counted toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

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