Beit Midrash Comes to Life

By the end of the year, students can analyze new texts through whole class discussions, set up the classroom for havruta learning and skillfully engage in havruta, all while immersed in a classroom environment that is infused with Jewish values about how to learn in community.

A Lesson in Action

The very structures that Jocelyn has built in her classroom lend themselves to experiences where students learn to work together through both successes and failures. Not only are the students studying Jewish texts about collaboration and community, but they are experiencing the fruitfulness that havruta work yields. As a result, Jewish values are reinforced and the students see themselves as being connected to a larger Jewish tradition.

Basic Sequence of a Typical Values Lesson

End-of-Year Assessments