Menorah Academy infuses the importance of middot tovot, also called middos, or character development, in everything we do. This character building is part and parcel of our educational program, from morning lineup assembly to classroom instruction, ongoing schoolwide programs and themes, curricular and extra-curricular activities. Menorah students develop into solid citizens with integrity and tolerance, who believe in giving back and making a difference, with a strong Jewish identity, embodying Torah values and the goal of becoming an all-around “mentsch” – a good person.
In addition to regular curricular programs and lessons on character, Menorah emphasizes a school-wide character trait each month, focusing with various incentives and teachings on developing new or improved middot on a regular basis. Menorah also adopted a customized anti-bullying program focused on proper behaviors in and out of the classroom entitled “Fair Play,” which has met much success throughout the school.