HISTORY OF THE SPIRO ARK
When we look at Jewish education today, the teaching of Jewish history, literature, philosophy, art, music, drama, the use of films, all these are accepted as legitimate and desirable elements in the teaching process.
But, twenty years ago when Nitza and Robin Spiro embarked upon their own educational journey, these subjects as key tools to encourage understanding of Jewish identity were often overlooked. In fact, a number of organisations refused to include such subjects in their curriculum, actually questioning their validity.
Today the name Spiro both in the UK and beyond represents success in Jewish education. This has been achieved through an innovative approach, imaginative ideas, cultural exploration and the courage to be self-critical and even to fail!