The Mission of the Grand Rapids Hebrew Academy

 

Mission Statement

 

The Mission of the Grand Rapids Hebrew Academy is to provide the Jewish children of the community with an appreciation and understanding of their religion along with a solid secular education; and to offer young families, who desire a Jewish education for their children, the option of remaining in Grand Rapids.

 

PHILOSOPHY

 

We believe that…       Children should be educated in a stimulating and warm environment in which they are encouraged to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically, morally, and spiritually

 

We believe that…        Every child is special and must be seen as an individual to develop and grow

 

We believe that…       The best of both worlds secular and  Judaic may be blended to provide an education which is at once rich, fulfilling and stimulating

 

We believe that…      The “specialness” of being Jewish may be learned along with math skills, reading, art, drama and music in accordance with children’s grade level

 

We believe that…      The precious legacy of Jewish uniqueness   may be transmitted through song, dance, stories and discussion

 

We believe that…     Concern, kindness and sensitivity for their fellow human be nurtured in every child

 

The Learning in Grand Rapids Hebrew Academy
is
In Memory
of
Simon Gindzin
January 12th 2005

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