Over the past half century, Robbins Hebrew Academy (formerly USDS) has produced some of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs, great legal minds, groundbreaking scientists, business titans and community philanthropists. And yes, we’ve even got a top Hollywood writer, some Olympic champions and an NHL star (even better – who plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs!)
Our formula for success lies in pushing beyond the boundaries of a progressive educational experience that teaches students to excel academically but also as they develop the critical skills and traits to become tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. Classrooms are living, changing systems that teach real-life problem solving and promote inquiry.
Lifelong success is a function of how well our children are taught to invent, adapt, persist and collaborate, and the classroom is often referred to as the ‘third teacher’.
At RHA, our students learn what it means to be a Jew and to live a Jewish life with an enduring connection to the State of Israel.
Students are equipped with the tools and knowledge to practice Jewish religion and culture in their lives. Mitzvot and Tzedakah are core values. Students study the holidays, learn Jewish history and explore Jewish traditions. They perform Chanukah plays, they lead Siddur ceremonies, they eat in the Sukkah and they march proudly through the streets of Toronto on Israel’s birthday. Our students explore what a Jewish identity means for each of them.
Just as in general studies, we are always innovating in our Judaic studies program. From the spoken word to the ancient text, we offer programs that make Hebrew and Bible Studies bring relevance to today’s world and a child’s life.