What is the mission and vision for a Jewish day school that can unite a population with a wide variety of Jewish beliefs, affiliations and practices? This article provides perspective by describing how this challenge has played out at an intentionally pluralistic school in Israel.
Community is the center of Jewish life. Strengthening the camaraderie within Jewish day schools and enhancing relationships between schools and their local Jewish communities creates a stronger and more diverse Jewish community as a whole. By extending Jewish learning beyond the formal confines of the school environment, Jewish day schools build bridges between rabbis, community leaders, teachers, parents, and students.