Connecting with Israel is a pillar of our school. Students don’t simply learn about Israel – they connect directly with Israeli students and gain concrete skills. Lessons integrate all subject areas, from geography and Hebrew language, to Tanach and STEM. Grade 3 students engaged in real-time online conversations and songs with students at the Huberman School in Petah Tikvah, Israel.

Our grade 4 students worked with students in Eilat to develop ways to prevent pollution in the beautiful Red Sea. The children developed all kinds of solutions, from brochures to beach towels with messages of environmental stewardship.

“We’ve embarked on problem-based learning and authentic Hebrew language instruction together with schools in Israel which bring Israel to life in Canada. Our children discuss, debate and research, which in turn advances their minds and ultimately, trains them to be self-confident and successful Jewish citizens who are limitless in their pursuits.”

Kathy Friedman,
Director of Jewish Studies

Gesher Chai Bridge Building

Bialik hosted the first ever Gesher Chai Bridge Building Competition bringing together students from five Toronto Jewish day schools and the Goldwater School in Eilat to put their STEM skills to the test. More than 60 students in grades 6-8 took part in the friendly competition which literally built bridges between Canadian Jewish students and Israeli students.