THESE ARE SOME APPRECIATION LETTERS WE HAVE RECEIVED OVER THE YEARS
It has been a most rewarding experience to be associated with such a course especially since it is a fresh departure, and to see the quality and depth or work which it has drawn.
Although the themes of persecution and emigration, identification and integration, triumph over adversity in and enduring
The course in Modern Jewish History has attracted and increasing number of students in an increasing number of schools and I welcome the fact that the pupils come from all faith and none.
I must admit that I had one or two misgivings at first but the reality has banished any reservations. The courses have attracted similar numbers of Jewish and non-Jewish boys and they have found their per-conceptions challenged, and the subject treated in a through, academic and sensitive fashion.
For many years Harrow has had the opportunity of receiving a teacher from the Spiro Institute to teach Jewish History in General Studies to the sixth Form. This has proved to be a popular course which first dratted at Harrow and many other schools in the country have now become
In these days when race is so live an issue and so much thinking is loose and carelessly expressed, i have most of all appreciated the seriousness and integrity brought to your work by your outstanding and devoted teachers. I hope the link will be able to be maintained.
I would like to thank the Spiro Institute very warmly for offering and providing the “AO” level course in Modern Jewish History for the past seven years as part of our General Studies programme for first year sixth formers.
During this time, the students have not only obtained very creditable
For long those of us who live and work outside of London, envied what Spiro Ark offered there, before realising that you are a model for the rest of us to follow, and create modest offers in adult Jewish education elsewhere, using the ‘Spiro Formula!’. Some 10 years or so
Teaching Modern Jewish History— whether at school or adult level, but especially the former – seems to be most excellent and practicable. The achievement of introducing the subject some of the best known and distinguished British schools and the Spiro institute’s development in such a comparatively short space of time,
…the very fact that Modern Jewish History has been accorded academic status ir general schools and is studied by hon-Jews too, is a matter 0f not inconsiderable significance. .
I believe this may be a significant breakthrough since it represents a unique effort to translate JewiSh Concern into an educational
Spiro Ark has, for many years, pioneered the teaching of Jewish as a powerful path to Jewish self understanding and identity. I am an admirer of its work and strength and believe that it should be given the support it needs to continue functioning and indeed extend its reach through