Study at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School New York
Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School is dedicated to providing an integrated secular and Judaic program which develops competent, self-directed and resourceful learners. We consider the whole child and seek to engender a strong sense of self and a life-long commitment to learning and to Judaism. Recognizing that each child is unique, instruction is designed to accommodate the individual differences of learners.
We are selective in staffing our school. We seek inspiring and nurturing educators who have a passion for learning. These highly qualified professionals are as competent in understanding the developmental stages of their students as they are in teaching content. At Heschel, the curriculum is regularly reviewed by the administration and faculty to incorporate current educational research and technology. Valuing each member of the group, and appreciating the special attributes of peers are intrinsic goals of our program. Research indicates that the process of learning is as important as the product. Therefore, we provide an individualized, experiential program that emphasizes the development of thinking, problem solving and creative self-expression which reaches far beyond the rote mastery of basic skills. One of the highest ideals of our school is educating children to understand and respect the diversity that exists in observing the Jewish religion in our community and in Israel. Students study the philosophy and practices of the various traditions within Judaism. We cultivate an understanding and respect for other peoples and their cultures while embracing our own unique heritage. We strive to create a highly motivational learning environment in which each individual affirms the covenant made by our ancestors at Sinai. We embrace the traditional love for Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel) as the birthplace of our history and religion. We strive to strengthen the partnership between Israel and the Jews of the diaspora by educating our children to understand that it is in this relationship that the future vitality of Judaism resides. Only through living Judaism, in the home, school, synagogue and community will we bind one generation to the next, thereby transmitting our religious and cultural traditions.
Heschel Day School 17701 Devonshire
Street, Northridge, California 91325
Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School
17701 Devonshire Street, Northridge, California 91325