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Vancouver Hebrew Academy is a co-educational, Orthodox Jewish elementary school where children are inspired in a stimulating educational environment to a lifelong passion for learning, academic excellence and devotion to Torah Judaism.
Why Teach at Vancouver Hebrew Academy?
Vancouver Hebrew Academy is a family comprised of its students, parents, educators, administrators and supporters. This notion of family informs everything we do, whether it is in communicating between teachers and parents, promoting respect for the diversity of Jewish practice and customs within our school community, or in celebrating our own students’ achievements and those of Jews worldwide.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
Our mission is to teach Torah Judaism and values through a strong and balanced curriculum of Jewish and general studies. We believe that Torah education inspires the pursuit of academic excellence and provides children with the foundational skills to fortify their Jewish identity and ignite in them a passion for a lifetime of exploring their Jewish heritage and the world.
Our Unique Programs
Our Judaic studies program is designed to give students the confidence, skills and desire to live as Jews and to encourage a lifelong interest in Jewish learning. The skills-based curriculum has been developed within the framework of the school’s education philosophy to meet the diverse needs of our school community. Our goal is to provide the essential tools our students will need to allow them to continue and achieve success in their Jewish education through high school and beyond, in both formal and informal settings. The Hebrew language curriculum is a comprehensive language acquisition program.
Community & School Culture
We are located in the Marpole area of Vancouver with easy access by transit from both Vancouver and Richmond and with ample free parking adjacent to the school.
Our curriculum is designed to encourage children to meet their maximum potential, to foster their curiosity about the world and to engender in them a sense of commitment to the School, Israel and the larger Jewish community.
VHA prides itself on providing the highest standard of general studies education. Using the British Columbia Ministry of Education curricular framework, our general studies program is customized by our staff to fit the individual needs of each student and each class. Our integrated approach to instruction includes exposure to the fine arts, as well as exciting and meaningful educational experiences. In addition, we offer a complete athletics program that teaches the importance of physical activity, individual achievement, teamwork and sportsmanship.
Lifestyle and Recreational Opportunities
Vancouver is a world-class ethnically diverse city with a thriving art, food and music culture and that is surrounded by mountains, lakes, parks and the Pacific Ocean.
Part of Vancouver’s growing Jewish community
Vancouver Hebrew Academy prides itself on being a key part of the rapidly growing Jewish community in Vancouver. The greater Jewish community boasts many amenities, including an Orthodox high school for girls (Shalhevet High School), seven kosher food outlets, and several synagogues and co-educational Jewish schools. A central hub is the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, which houses a recreational complex, kosher restaurant, meeting spaces, theatre and dance facilities, Jewish library and two museums, the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and the Vancouver Jewish Museum and Archives.
Draw for Employees
Our team at Vancouver Hebrew Academy are a small but dynamic, dedicated and driven group of educators who enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package as well as a relaxed environment located in a quiet neighbourhood that is readily accessible by transit. We offer a warm caring atmosphere where professional development is encouraged and facilitated by participation in both internal professional development days and in self-selected workshops throughout the year.
Salary and Benefits
We offer a variety of full-time and part-time positions from preschool to Grade 8. Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.
Why you’ll love it here
Our highly qualified faculty and staff are committed to creating an engaging, safe and intimate environment where children are able to explore and express their scholastic and creative abilities through a challenging curriculum of academics, music, art, athletics and community service. As part of our team of dedicated professionals, you will educate our students and serve as a role model who exemplifies the values and ethics we promote.