Now You Siyyum…An Exploration into Thematic Jewish Learning

By: Mr. Saul Rube, Rabbi Jonathan Berger, Mrs. Amira Soleimani
from Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit

Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking, Interdisciplinary Integration

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Gemara, Literature, Mishnah, Science, Tanach

Blended Learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, PBL - project based learning, UBD - understanding by design, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
8, Middle school

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
7, 8, Middle school

Hillel Day School eighth grade students experience an integrated Judaic Studies learning opportunity as part of their final year at Hillel. Instead of separate Rabbinics and TaNaKh classes, students are guided through classic and modern texts of many genres to explore, thematically, our Hillel Day School core Jewish values. The students are encouraged to explore deeply, and to begin asking the many great questions that arise as they synthesize their developing Jewish identities with our modern world.

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