Mission and Vision

Mission

Student in pink holds Torah and smilesOur mission is to provide high quality special education services, expertise and support to enable students with  diverse learning needs to succeed in Jewish educational settings and participate meaningfully in Jewish life.

Vision

To enable Jewish children with special educational needs to become successful participants in the Jewish community.

Values

Inclusion, Quality, Empowerment, Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Passion

Values image accessible text:

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Inclusion— We welcome people of all backgrounds and abilities, and promote understanding and empathy.

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Quality—We deliver expertise, services and support that are innovative and reflect current best practices in our field.

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Empowerment—We provide our students with the knowledge and skills they need to be full participants in the Jewish community.

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Respect—We presume the competence of everyone we encounter.

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Integrity—We embody the honesty and ethics that are at the heart of Jewish values.

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Collaboration—We work closely with likeminded partners to ensure that there is a place for every Jewish child in the Jewish community.

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Passion—We approach our work with enthusiasm, fun, creativity ‒ and pride.