Expanding Horizons: Jewish Education in Recent Years
As the main institution for Jewish education in Vancouver the Vancouver Talmud Torah worked hard to satisfy the needs of everyone wanting a Jewish day school education for their children. It expanded in the second half of the twentieth century, but by the 1990s, other day schools had been established in response to demographics or religious needs, e.g., the Orthodox Vancouver Hebrew Academy and the traditional Richmond Jewish Day School.
The Vancouver Hebrew Academy was established in the 1980s under the leadership of Mrs. Shayndel Feuerstein. Mrs. Feuerstein saw a place for a school that addressed the needs of the Orthodox Jewish community in Vancouver. Under the leadership of a volunteer Board of Directors since 1998, the school continues to promote a high level of scholarship in both Judaic and secular programs.