Jewish Learning at Kadima
Philosophy of Education
Educational programming for all ages offers opportunities to engage in a journey of learning and personal growth. Participants of all ages are challenged to think, question, and contribute creatively to our common journey. We use multiple Jewish languages and honor all backgrounds and heritages in our pursuit of learning community.
Kadima School is for young people ages 0-18 and the adults who love them. We support young Jews and emerging Jewish adults to lead proud, self-determined, informed Jewish lives. Our educational model is grounded in (but not anchored to) tradition and history while incorporating lessons and pedagogy from the movements of today to co-create a beautiful future together. Adults of our students have a parallel track of Jewish practice and Jewish learning and are encouraged to stick around while their young people learn and experience to do so themselves.
Through our youth and adult educational offerings, we aim to empower individuals to be the Jewish leaders in their own lives and households, and to build community according to the values they grow into.
Our fabulous faculty has experience in a variety of methods and theories including, but not limited to, Constructivism, Experiential Education, Anti-Racist Organizing, Reggio Emilia Approach, Project-Based Education, Jewish Life and Learning Approach, Anti-bias Curriculum, Playback Theater, Democratic Classrooms and Social Contract Theory. Our skilled and devoted teachers work collaboratively to model the community building and lifelong learning we value our students incorporating into their lives.
Together, we meet at a co-created nexus of reality, hope, and healing, to provide tools for today's change-makers and tomorrow's new-community builders.