Learning at BCHSJS

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BCHSJS is committed to giving students a meaningful Jewish education. Teens have fun selecting their own classes, from history, current events, art and music to social justice, Bible studies, popular culture and more – all of which they experience through a Jewish lens. Unlike “old school” Hebrew school, BCHSJS offers a personalized path to learning through interactive discussion and topic analysis instead of rote memorization and with rare homework assignments. We know that teens often challenge convention and are looking to be challenged, and our curriculum offers a wide range of courses to stimulate learning at all levels. At BCHSJS, teens find their voices as young Jewish people and learn about their religion and culture in stimulating, challenging and creative ways.

Passionate teachers bring the fundamentals of BCHSJS to life and serve as mentors and role models. They are open-minded and care deeply about their students. Teens can relate to them, as the teachers openly share their personal experiences about how they developed their own Jewish identity. They understand what the students are going through and provide encouragement, guidance and new perspectives. A guidance counselor helps students with special needs advance through the program. And our Senior Seminar for all our twelfth graders, taught by an experienced college counselor, helps to prepare them for life as a Jewish student on the college campus.