We pioneered Informal Jewish Education and continue to lead the field.
The Jewish Informal Education Programme (JiEP), which forms an integral part of Jewish Education at JFS, enables students to understand the richness of Judaism, Jewish life and Israel by way of practical experience.
With a broad range of programmes, extended learning opportunities and social activities are available for all and a framework is provided where questions are welcomed. Students take part in the daily Mishna Shiur, lunch and learn programmes and individual chavrutot.
As well as overseeing the practical elements of Judaism within the school such as prayer services and the commemoration and celebration of festivals, the JiEP department runs visits of Jewish interest. These include domestic Shabbatonim, residential trips and visits to Israel, Prague, Poland and the Ukraine.
Informal enrichment opportunities for learners provided by the Department are excellent.
Source: PIKUACH Inspection 2009