Who would have thought that public high school teens would opt to take a Jewish course to help fulfil their high school credit requirements? Yet that is exactly what is happening at Torah High, a supplementary Jewish school that offers a variety of courses for high school credits.
Many Ottawa teens are discovering their Jewish identities and making positive connections with their community at Torah High, a school that offers a variety of courses on Jewish topics such as ethics and philosophy. A face lift of Torah High has replaced the old model – a social, recreational program that dabbled in informal discussions about Judaism – to a serious program that offers a credit in exchange for teens’ fulfilling academic requirements that meet the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines. [Read more…]