At Oakland Hebrew Day School, we are committed to creating an environment where students will deepen their love and commitment to our rich heritage of learning. Our students continuously develop their relationship with G-d, opening themselves to the mysteries and wonders of the world. Students are devoted to exploring the language, practices, and outlook of the two cultures within which they live. Our students learn to shape Jewish life, create Jewish culture, and contribute to the broader society.
In addition, we teach that the creation of the State of Israel is one of the seminal events in Jewish history. Recognizing the significance of the State and its national institutions, we seek to instill in our students an attachment to the State of Israel and its people, as well as a sense of responsibility for their welfare. We are proud and excited to announce that we will be taking our eighth grade annual trip to Israel in May marking our tradition of culminating the OHDS K-8 Jewish educational experience. This trip is meant to serve as a meaningful testament to what we truly hold valuable and what we teach our students to understand and cherish.
Through this trip, we are certain that we will solidify within our students a culture of caring and a compassionate disposition. The powerful impact that a trip of this kind can have on our school community and the greater Jewish community as a whole is certain.
Below is a link to last year’s Israel Trip Blog and Itinerary, and photos of Israel Trips from previous years. Our graduates are thrilled to participate in this extraordinary adventure.
2012 Israel Trip Blog
Israel Trip Itinerary 2012
2011 Israel Trip Blog
Photo Gallery of the 2010 Israel Trip
Photo Gallery of the 2009 Israel Trip
Photo Gallery of the 2008 Israel Trip
Photo Gallery of the 2007 Israel Trip