Mind and Soul. Better together.

Culture

Hillel’s mission—to inspire a passion for learning, responsibility to self and community, and devotion to Jewish living— reaches beyond the classroom.

The passion for learning that we cultivate each day in classrooms comes to life in the numerous opportunities provided for our students outside of the classroom, including, but not limited to field trips to various museums, cities, theatre, extracurriculars, performing arts opportunities, enrichments, athletics and multi-grade interaction. Learning also comes alive in our multi-media Libratory, wireless classrooms, and 1:1 technology. Students use the advanced technology provided to deepen their understanding of subjects studied in class, research a rock they found during recess, or simply to read for pleasure.

The responsibility to self and community we instill in our students is expressed in our numerous gemilut hasadim (social action) programs, which include, but are not limited to, playing bingo with JARC residents, reading the Megillah Esther to senior citizens in senior housing through our Dor L’Dor program, raising funds to open a well in Africa, gathering food for Yad Ezra, and collecting coats for our annual coat drive.

History comes alive for our seventh and eighth graders when they journey to Washington, D.C. and Israel. Seventh graders travel to Washington, D.C. to explore the material studied in their American History class. Eighth graders celebrate the culmination of their Hillel studies with a two week trip to Israel and return inspired and transformed; the challenges and triumphs of Jewish history which they have encountered in their classes unfold before their very eyes. Wherever they travel, our students’ boundless excitement and curiosity never fail to astound our tour guides.

Grades five through eighth experience team building and togetherness at our Shabbatonim, where students experience a joyous, song-filled, fun Shabbat that inspires a devotion to Jewish living.

We offer extensive programs in athletics and performing arts; both on the court and on the stage, our students work together and consistently exhibit good sportsmanship, and thus exemplify our core value of derekh eretz, treating every human being with respect.

We hope you will browse the following pages to learn more and see our mission come to life!
“Hillel is a gift I gave my children. They understand their heritage and faith, what it has meant to their parents and grandparents, and what it could mean to their own families one day.” - Parent
Critical Thinking חשיבה ביקורתית
Creativity יצירתיות
COLLABORATION שיתוף פעולה
COMMUNICATION תיקשורת
CHARACTER אישיות
COMMUNITY קהילה
CORE JEWISH VALUES ערכים יהודיים עיקריים
Welcome to Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit, a vibrant community Jewish day school filled with joy, rooted in core Jewish values, committed to halakhah, and devoted to academic excellence. Our families are diverse in their beliefs, affiliations and observances; we work together to create a welcoming community based upon mutual respect and shared values.
Early Childhood Center, Ages 2-5 | Day School, Grades K-8 | 248-851-3220 | 32200 Middlebelt Rd. | Farmington Hills, MI 48334