Message from the Judaic Studies Director

Rabbi Menda

Rabbi Yitzhak Menda
Director of Judaic Studies
757-424-4327
ymenda@hebrewacademy.net

Knowledge of our traditions is an important part of Jewish identity. Jewish education always stresses learning that leads to action.  As the rabbis state: “It is not the learning that is the main purpose, but the action that comes from the learning.”  Central to Judaic studies is a meaningful exploration of Jewish ideas and values that will with G-d’s help make a lasting impact upon each student’s life. Through the study of Jewish texts students learn gain the knowledge, morals, and ethics that they internalize and then apply to good deeds. 

Rabbi Yitzhak Menda