Mission Statement

of Kohelet Yeshiva

Mission

Kohelet Yeshiva is a warm and embracing Modern Orthodox K-12 yeshiva day school committed to cultivating Bnei and Bnot Torah who think critically and creatively while exuding confidence and compassion.

The Elementary and Middle School Divisions, known as Kohelet Yeshiva Lab School and Kohelet Yeshiva Middle School, are committed to utilizing replicable, empirically supported, student-centered methods of pedagogy in order to maximize learning for all students in both Judaic and General Studies and advance the field of Jewish Education.

The High School division, known as Kohelet Yeshiva High School, builds on these foundations by nurturing the talents and potential of every student while equipping them with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed and to lead in the best yeshivot and seminaries, the finest colleges and universities, and well beyond.

Passion & Principles

OUR COMMITMENT TO TORAH
Kohelet strives to create a community of knowledgeable and passionate students who are committed to Ahavat Hashem and Yir’at Shamayim in an environment that fosters a love of Torah study and a dedication to Halakhah.  As such, Kohelet’s curriculum emphasizes the primacy of Torah study, in a manner that encourages both sophisticated textual analysis and enduring spiritual relevance.  Kohelet is devoted to the importance of providing such opportunities equally for both men and women throughout all divisions, while cultivating a culture of mutual respect and spiritual growth through single gender classes in the Middle and High School divisions. Kohelet’s Beit Midrash provides opportunities for intensive study beyond the classroom while modeling the centrality of a vibrant makom Torah and the pursuit of lifelong limud ha-Torah for all members of the Jewish community.

OUR COMMITMENT TO GENERAL STUDIES & THE ARTS
As a Modern Orthodox institution, Kohelet believes that knowledge and love of G-d is fostered through an appreciation of the beauty, complexity, and wisdom found throughout G-d’s multifaceted world. Therefore, Kohelet provides its students with an innovative and rigorous college preparatory General Studies education that reaches toward the highest standards of academic excellence and emphasizes inquiry and exploration in all disciplines. Kohelet also believes that an appreciation for the arts is important to the creation of spiritually integrated and culturally literate individuals, and therefore plays a meaningful part in every student’s educational experience.  

OUR COMMITMENT TO ISRAEL
Through an understanding of the unfolding of Jewish History and through immersion in modern Hebrew language and culture, Kohelet strives to imbue its students with a love of Am Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, and Torat Yisrael. In order to deepen their connection to Medinat Yisrael and religious Zionism, students are taught to advocate for Israel and are encouraged to spend time following graduation living and learning there.  

OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY                     
The Kohelet educational experience fosters social and emotional growth by encouraging and enabling students to become active, reflective, and caring citizens of their school, their country, and the global community at large.  Kohelet inspires and empowers its students to utilize the skills, content and values imparted to them across all disciplines to make their world a better place.

Education is the kindling of a flame,
not the filling of a vessel
.”

– Socrates

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