TVT is devoted to building a pluralistic, educational community where mutual respect is essential, as is the dedication to Klal Yisrael (unity of all Jewish people). Students are taught about the spectrum of Jewish practice, values and beliefs in an environment that supports their own journey of exploration.
TVT recognizes that there is a variety of Jewish religious beliefs and perspectives that result in different forms of religious practice. As a pluralistic school, TVT believes that it is important to appreciate and honor these different approaches, to be respectful of them, and to educate our students as to their existence, origins and place within the Jewish community and our heritage.
We do not present any one philosophy, belief or perspective as being the “correct” one or the “authentic” one. Students learn that there are different approaches and answers to the question, “What does Judaism say about …?”
We strive to create an environment where students are all welcomed and included in the greater community.
We encourage critical thinking, questioning and careful analysis of the broad variety of options while students each choose their own Jewish path.
Our approach to the diversity within TVT’s Jewish community is one that will enable us to Love Learning, Live Values and Discover Heritage.