One of our priorities is instilling our students with a deep sense of Jewish identity aligned with our school’s values. Bialik is one only a few Jewish day schools in North America that has taken an empirical approach to determining success in building Jewish identity. We began by commissioning a research study that probed our students’ attitudes about Jewish life, priorities and choices. On the basis of the study results, we developed the LIVE manifesto, which guides our ideals for Jewish like at Bialik. Our Ahavat Yisrael study is administered annually and allows us to continually refine the ways in Jewish identity is presented at Bialik.
This is how our students LIVE their Jewish identity: