Unity and diversity. Our mission.
What does it mean to be Jewish in today's world? It is a question every child will ask, again and again, often without realizing it.
Students, family, and faculty all play an active role in revealing what it means to be Jewish in today's world. As a result, children quickly discover that they are valued for the unique individuals they are, and blossom as they learn confidently to follow their talents and gifts, and to work through their struggles with tenacity, integrity, and optimism.
At the Hebrew Academy, our emphasis on Torah and a student body reflective of the diversity of the Jewish people help instill a deep love for fellow Jews (Ahavat Yisrael) and responsibility for the Jewish community (K'lal Yisrael), as well as respect and concern for those of other cultures and traditions.
The creation of the State of Israel is one of the seminal events in Jewish history. Recognizing the significance of the State and its national institutions, we seek to instill in our students an attachment to the State of Israel as well as a sense of responsibility for its welfare. The centrality of the State of Israel (Medinat Yisrael) in modern Jewish identity is woven throughout our curriculum, and as a result annually nearly 90% of our graduates spend a year or more in Israel.
Again and again, our graduates show that those with the clearest sense of themselves and their place in the world are not only happier, but they make the best parents, relatives, friends, business associates, and citizens.