North American educators build Rabbi Sacks’ teachings into their curricula

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North American educators build Rabbi Sacks’ teachings into their curricula

Programme coordinated by the foundation of the late former Chief Rabbi, whose values and wisdom will help teachers across the continent

Group photo of Torah Vchachma participants, July 2023
Group photo of Torah Vchachma participants, July 2023

Educators from Jewish day schools across north America have met to develop a curriculum based on the thoughts and values of the late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

Teachers from California, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Wisconsin, Toronto, Montreal, Tennessee, Ohio, and Mexico City convened for the Rabbi Sacks Legacy’s Torah V’Chochmah programme last week.

Organisers said the curricula was designed to “incorporate the teachings of Rabbi Sacks into their classrooms to help inspire the next generation of students to lead meaningfully Jewish lives”.

Sacks, a former Chief Rabbi who died in November 2020, was a prolific author and education with an ability to distill and communicate complex biblical text and Jewish philosophical concepts to a variety of audiences.

Joanna Benarroch, head of The Rabbi Sacks Legacy, said: “By infusing the Jewish day school curricula with his wisdom, his legacy will continue to inspire students of today, and future generations, broadening their understanding of Jewish values and their application to everyday life.”

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