VHA’s 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. Students study Chumash (Bible), Halacha (Jewish law), Jewish holidays and customs, Jewish History, Mishna, Talmud and Hebrew language. The Hebrew language curriculum is a comprehensive language acquisition program that also meets the BC Ministry of Education requirement for a second language.