At Schechter, we know that the walls of our schools should never fully define a child’s educational experience. The classroom is a launching pad. Our curricula generate a variety of paths. And the voyage will enable every student to view our world from an extraordinary new perspective.
“Judaism,” Solomon Schechter said, “permeates the whole of your life.” And the morals, ethics and beliefs of a dynamic Jewish life become our students’ intellectual, social and spiritual core: Compassion for their community. Love for Israel and the Jewish people. A commitment to social responsibility. It’s not something they find in textbooks or copy off a whiteboard. Instead, it’s the natural realization of their call-to-action as human beings.
At the core is a commitment to Tikkun Olam—to make the world a better place. Kindergarteners may decorate and fill tzedakah boxes. Third graders could visit a local senior center. And graduating students are preparing for their trip to Israel.
At every level of study, our students approach class projects from both a global perspective and a Jewish lens, recognizing that they’re part of something greater than themselves. They participate in monthly community service activities and proudly involve their families along the way. The journey begins at enrollment. The moral discipline lasts a lifetime.
Any school can turn out good students. At Schechter, we produce young Jewish adults who see themselves as citizens of the world.