Why choose Yachad Religious School?

Yachad means “together” and our school is a true reflection of our name. Together, students, teachers and families cooperate to ensure that this is a Religious School experience for today’s kids. Engaging and personal, relevant and relatable, Yachad is about how we can learn and experience Judaism in a way that is meaningful and enjoyable.

Along with core subjects, Yachad students also have a choice of electives. These offer both fun and deeper learning opportunities so they themselves understand the value of the time they spend at Yachad. By learning and creating community, we show how our understanding of our Jewish roots gives us the foundation for our future.

 Education Vision Statement

Yachad learners of all ages are motivated and engaged by our clergy and educators to grow into confident and committed Jews through a progressive, innovative and diverse curriculum for all ages. With a love for Am Yisrael and Torah as our guide, our learners develop a deeper understanding of Jewish values, ethics and Tikkun Olam (social justice and repairing the world). We strive to be a community of learners, finding value in our teachings, willing to reflect upon and share our knowledge, as we participate in services and Jewish life. We aspire to look upon and see in each of us T’zelem Elohim (in God’s image).

Leadership

Yachad Religious School and Yachad TLC are directed by Abi Taylor-Abt in collaboration with our clergy and community leaders and is a collaborative educational partnership of Temple Emanu-El and Congregation Beth Shalom. Abi is an experienced Jewish Educator and Curriculum Developer who has worked in the field of Jewish Primary and Secondary Educational, in both formal and informal Jewish Education for over twenty years. Originally from North West London, Abi moved to Israel at the age of 14 and has since spent time living and working in Jewish Communities in Israel, South Africa, England and the United States. Abi currently serves as the Director of Education at Temple Emanu-El, Principal of Yachad Religious School and the Vice-President, Metropolitan Detroit Board of Jewish Educators. She is the co- author of the Sinai Haggadah for Passover along with both the Jewish Journeys and the TLC Teen curriculum. Abi recently published Lessons in Jewish Learning – Community and School Curriculum.

Tradition, Spirituality, Ethics: Live It, Learn It, Love It

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