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HRE13 | Grade 8 | Let’s Begin!

Tuesdays 7:30-9:15PM

Let’s start with a flashback to Passover, you know—that time of year when you might have joined a family Seder, munched on some matzoh and heard the ancient story of Moses and the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt. Ever wonder if it actually happened? Curious to know the actual details? What was it really like for the Jews in Egypt, and do miracles actually happen? The Ten Commandments—what exactly are those; is that all we have to do? And what makes us Jewish, anyway? Yes, so many questions, but we have all the answers to those and more…

Fee: $550 (see registration for early bird rates)


 

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HRE23 | Grade 9 | Transformers, conquerors or rebels?

Mondays 3:45-5:45PM

After the Jews left Egypt, they were no longer slaves. So what were they? What happened in all that time during their journey from Egypt to Israel? It’s not so easy to go from being a slave to becoming part of a strong nation. How did they do this as a group? How did these changes affect every individual? And finally, what does all this have to do with facebook and twitter? Join us as we go through the history of Israel, step by step, and gain an understanding of how we developed as a nation in ancient times as well as in modern day.

Fee: $550 (see registration for early bird rates)


 

 

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HRE33 | Grade 10 | What’s the point of all this stuff?

Tuesdays 3:45-5:45PM

“They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat!” That’s the motto of many Jewish holidays. Or is it? Ever wonder why we sit in it a hut for a week and hold a lemon? Or whether sushi is kosher? (mmm…. sushi!) Or what happens if a Jew gets a tattoo? Be part of this class discussion to find out the difference between a prophet and a psychic. Or the difference between a Jew in the desert, a Jew in the ghetto and a Jew in the new millennium. Or even the difference between falafel and shwarma—yes, in true Jewish style, we are real foodies, and food is a hot topic in class!

Fee: $550 (see registration for early bird rates)


 

 

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HZB3M | Grade 11 | Philosophy – The Big Questions

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Imagine it’s the middle of the night—you’re tossing in bed, and you can’t sleep. Your mind starts wandering…. what do I want to do with my life? And what is the purpose of my life anyway? Aren’t I just a speck of nothingness in the huge expanse of the universe? What did that meme mean? Why am I confused and why do I even care? I really don’t understand modern art; was that thing I saw today even art? Is it fair to cheat on the test if everyone else is? Now imagine you’re sitting in a class and asking those same questions. Welcome to Philosophy: The Big Questions.

Fee: $550 (see registration for early bird rates)


 

 

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ASM2O | Grade 10 | Media Arts

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Media arts at the Grade 10 level focuses on the development of students’ creativity, artistic and technical skills, and theoretical knowledge. Students produce media art that communicates ideas, feelings, and beliefs to specific audiences. This course also provides students with the opportunity to reflect on the social, cultural, and historical contexts of media art, focusing mainly, but not solely, on their Jewish culture. Students will develop an understanding of social and mass media, and view the world around them through a different lens.

Fee: $550 (see registration for early bird rates)


 

 

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IDC4U | Grade 11 | Empowerment & Identity

Wednesdays 3:45-5:45 PM

Who are you? No seriously, beyond music preferences, your fashion mistakes choices, and whether you prefer Snapchat or Instagram, who are you? What makes you, well, you? This course is designed to explore just that. The thousands of years of history, politics, science and family life which all culminated in… you. What is your place within your family, community, your city? What defines you within the billions of other people on this Earth? This course will empower you with the thoughts, knowledge and skills to stand up for who you are and to be proud of it.

Fee: $550 (see registration for early bird rates)


 

 

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HZT4U | Grade 12 | Philosophy

Thursdays 3:45-5:45PM
Thursdays 6:00-8:00PM

In the words of the legendary Freddie Mercury, “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, No escape from reality.” (Yes, I know you’re singing it) How do we know we’re actually here on Earth? What is real and what is imaginary? What makes me who I am? And what makes me different than you? What is truth? What is science? Can we actually prove anything? This course is integral for anyone who wants to win a facebook argument. We promise you’ll win every thread you comment on.

Fee: $550 (see registration for early bird rates)


 

 

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ENG4U | Grade 12 | English

Wednesdays 7:00-9:00PM

This English course is designed to emphasize literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace. (adapted from the Ontario Curriculum documents).

Fee: $650 (see registration for early bird rates)


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