Lag BaOmer in Prague
All the three parts of the school are located in the school’s building in Belgická street in Prague 2 in the Czech Republic. Lauder school is an education project of the Jewish community in Prague. It is open to pupils and students of all Jewish backgrounds and/or true interest in education in Jewish tradition.
The elementary school was established in 1997. The high school opened its gates to the first students in 1999. In 2002, the school reached the full number of classes: 9 classes in the elementary school and four classes in its high school. Another important moment in the history of the school came in 2009 when the school changed its educational program and the school started to offer a higher standard of education in an 8-year-long high school. In the same year, we opened our own kindergarten Gan Yehuda.
The Lauder Gur Aryeh / Ohr Chadash Jewish Community Schools in Prague is a part of the European network of Lauder schools, which was established by the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation in 1990s in Central and Eastern Europe. The founding fathers of the Prague Lauder School were the Prague chief rabbi Karol Efraim Sidon and Leo Pavlát, the head of the Prague Jewish Museum and the Prague representative of the Lauder Foundation.
Respect for Jewish tradition and Jewish ethical principles is a fundamental principal we instill in all of our students.
Our teachers created a specific school’s curriculum “Le Chajim” that follows the demands of the Czech state’s standards for kindergarten, elementary and high school education. In addition, our school offers a program of Jewish education and Hebrew language. Our students can use the opportunity for further personal development during project days with various topics, debates with prominent figures of both the Jewish and non-Jewish world; in afternoon classes of English, pottery, sport, afternoon film club, club of volunteers “Mitzvah team” etc.
The school building has recently been renovated. The venue includes computer lab, library, sports field, gym and a music studio.