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Turn it, turn it for all is in it.
– Ben Bag Bag

בֶּן בַּג בַּג אוֹמֵר, הֲפֹךְ בָּהּ וַהֲפֹךְ בָּהּ, דְּכֹלָּא בָה

Dynamic Jewish learning is integral to a purposeful life

Yavneh Day School is a living laboratory for Jewish living. Everyday students have the opportunity to bring the stories, lessons and values of our tradition to life and apply them to 21st century situations. At Yavneh, the Torah isn’t a book that sits on a shelf, it lives in how the children treat each other on the playground, ask inquisitive questions in class and help those in in the broader community.

Living Jewish values every day takes many forms at Yavneh: critical thinking and interactive learning of sacred texts, solving challenges on the playground through the lens of Jewish values, and joyous celebrations of Jewish holidays. Through opportunities like leading their peers and parents in prayer, being a teacher and buddy to a younger student, or presenting their thoughts on a Jewish holiday or text to the entire school, Yavneh students develop confidence and public speaking skills that last a lifetime. Through each of these activities students ask questions, create interpretations, make their own meaning and Jewish choices for their future.

Creative Jewish ExpressionStudents bring ancient texts to life through creative modalities of interpretation and everyday living.
Social justice / Tikun OlamTzedek Tzedek Tirdof: The commitment to make the world a better place is central to a Yavneh education. Students engage in social justice and service projects throughout their time at Yavneh.
HolidaysThe school year runs to the rhythm of the Jewish calendar and with that comes opportunities for joyous celebration of holidays and meaningful explorations of their themes as they apply to our lives today.
Ritual and PrayerStudents build self-confidence, mastery of public speaking and leadership skills through the consistent leading of Jewish prayers and rituals for their peers and the school community.
Acts of KindnessDaily acts of loving kindness are part of the fabric of life at Yavneh. Whether it’s helping a classmate or volunteering for campus organizations like Jewish Family Services, students regularly engage in acts of kindness large and small.
Character DevelopmentThe Keshet of Kavod is our yearly character development program. It unifies the school through an exploration and application of a character trait that we all work to develop in ourselves and put into practice in our school.
Family LearningCreating the Jewish future is a family affair at Yavneh. Parents are encouraged to join school celebrations and every year there is a learning opportunity for the entire family together that integrates art and Judaism.
Chavruta StudyChavruta is student centered partner learning that deepens intellectual, social, ethical and spiritual capacities while exercising the core practices of critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity through the study of texts.
Israel TripThrough the eighth grade journey to Israel students experience first-hand much of the history and culture as it relates to their studies, building a relationship with the country and its people.