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Ma'alot Program

Ma'alot meets on Tuesdays Evenings

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Click here to view the proposed 2021-22 Ma'alot Tuition Structure.

Click here to view the 2021-22 Ma'alot Calendar.

Curriculum

Our Ma’alot curriculum is a continuation of our educational arc which begins in Pre-K, building on the best practices of the Gan and extends through our life-long learning program.

First Period:

7th grade: One trimester of Nevi’im: Stories of the Prophets, one trimester of Texts of Our Tradition and one trimester of American Jewish History.

8th grade: An exploration of ethical questions posed to us as modern-day American Jews, using a Jewish textual perspective to tackle issues most relevant to our students' lives.

9th grade: A deep dive into life cycle and ritual, engaging ethical questions and looking at the creation of modern ritual.

10th grade: Taught by Dr Guy Ziv, a professor at American University, this class both tackles the current issues of the world through a Jewish lens and prepares students to engage in Jewish life on college campuses. 

11th and 12th grade: Learning with Rabbi Kerrith Solomon using traditional, modern and unexpected texts to explore identity and relationships with one another, Judaism and the world.

Second period:

7th through 9th grade have mixed grade electives. Students chose one elective for the Fall Semester and one elective for the Spring Semester.

10th grade: An exploration intended to allow each student to find their own, authentic relationship to Israel. The students will learn about different facets of Israel, including history and geography, race and ethnicity, religions of the world and the spectrum of Judaism, arts and culture, science and technology, government and politics.

11th and 12th grade: Taught by Dr Guy Ziv, a professor at American University, this class both tackles the current issues of the world through a Jewish lens and prepares students to engage in Jewish life on college campuses. 

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