The OJCS difference
OJCS is dedicated to enriching the lives of our students along with strengthening their character and instilling their love for Israel. Inspired by Jewish values and heritage, a love of learning, and guided by innovative teaching practices, our students reach for their potential to become the leaders of tomorrow, and responsible citizens of the world. Our trilingual curriculum combines the teaching and understanding of Judaism and the Hebrew language with the bilingual culture of our nation’s capital city.
OJCS is built upon these six core values
Talmud Torah / Love of Study
Lifelong learning rooted in Jewish and secular studies, emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving and creativity.
Kevod HaBriyot / Respect for Humanity
Living and learning in ways defined by decency, kindness, respect for oneself and others, and honouring diversity.
Ahavat Yisrael / Love of Israel
Centrality of the State of Israel to Jewish identity, and a deep connection to its people, land, and history.
Chashivut HaIvrit / Importance of Hebrew
Recognition of Hebrew as a living language, integral to Jewish life, and an essential link to Jewish texts, prayer, and modern Israel.
Tikkun Olam / Repairing the World
Instilling social responsibility and an engagement with the global community built upon the foundation of tzedakkah (charity), chesed (good deeds), compassion, and courage.
Mi Dor Le Dor / From Generation to Generation
Fostering Jewish continuity and instilling Jewish identity and a sense of peoplehood by transmitting traditions, participating in rituals, and engaging with the Jewish community at home and around the world.