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Message from our Administration

Welcome to Richmond Jewish Day School! We offer a traditional Jewish education with ‘Neshama’, – as soul matters.  We are proud of our strong dual curriculum, blending general and Jewish studies that is taught by a dedicated staff in a warm, welcoming environment.  Our small class sizes (with a student-teacher ratio of 12:1) allow students to work with a collaborative team of teachers, educational assistants, learning support staff, and a counselor.

Students have a wide array of opportunities in various learning pursuits – academics, athletics, fine arts, leadership, and technology. Our school cultivates an environment where children love to learn, are engaged in inquiry learning, and think critically as we implement the revised B.C. curriculum.

We also offer a strong Hebrew language curriculum utilizing the TaL AM and Neta immersion programs and integrating Jewish history, culture, and values into all school subjects and activities.  All Jewish holidays are celebrated and we gather monthly for a community-wide Kabbalat Shabbat.

Our students’ connection with Israel is enhanced with two programs generously sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver. The first is the Gesher Chai (Living Bridge) program, whereby we partner with the Meginim school in Kiryat Shemona. The second is the Shinshinim program where our students enjoy firsthand special programming by Israeli youth.

Our aim is to graduate students who can work both independently and cooperatively and approach tasks creatively.  We develop students of character and integrity ready to make the transition to King David High School and/or public high school.

Finally, our community is strengthened through an active Parent Advisory Committee who support many school activities and community events. Parents are our partners as we work collaboratively for our children.

Patrick von Hahn                                         Lisa Romalis

Interim Principal                                         Vice-Principal