Our Name

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The name ‘Zehud’ blends three core concepts that are central to our vision: Zechut (זכות) – meaning ‘merit’ or ‘opportunity’, Zehut (זהות) – meaning ‘identity’, and Yeud (ייעוד) – meaning ‘purpose’ or ‘destiny’. Specifically, Zehud is about giving our students the opportunity to learn about their Jewish tradition and to read, write and speak Hebrew which is the language of the Jewish people. It is about giving our students a sense of their Jewish identity. And in doing so, it is about helping our students understand their purpose and destiny as members of the Jewish people.