Our goal must be to enable the pupil to participate and share in the spiritual experience of Jewish living.
– Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Insecurity of Freedom, p. 226
The Kol Shofar educational programs for youth have one goal: to instill what it means to “be Jewish.” As you read through the programs that we offer, you will see that we believe that Jewish education – both formal and informal – is a sacred endeavor. All of our educational programs emphasize the following:
- An active and inclusive learning environment
- Warm and inspiring teachers
- Relevant Judaism – relatable and timely Jewish teaching
- Partnership with parents
Our educational philosophy promotes a joyful manner of Jewish living and a sense of being a part of something much bigger than oneself. We foster a commitment to study and prayerfulness (Torah and Tefilah), with a respect for others and the world. Moreover, we encourage leadership in taking responsibility for each other (Hevra and Gemilut Hasadim). Our education programs aim to direct our attitudes and behavior toward optimism and love of life, ultimately becoming self-aware, productive, and good human beings.