OROT, which means “lights” in Hebrew, is a community-sponsored organization that educates children in Jewish day schools across greater Philadelphia whose needs cannot be met by typical learning support programs.
Each OROT student receives an individualized curriculum prepared by educators from both OROT and Perelman who collaborate to help maximize the potential of each student.
In OROT, students’ success is measured by goals established for their individual learning styles. Whenever possible, OROT teachers incorporate topics from the mainstream classroom into lessons so students feels included and integrated with their peers. OROT classes for younger children concentrate on reading, writing, math, listening skills and organizational skills. A modified Jewish studies curriculum is offered to all students.
OROT educates children with a variety of learning challenges and diagnoses including those with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome and behavioral disorders. OROT serves students at both Perelman campuses and at other Jewish day schools across denominational lines.
For more information about the OROT Program at Perelman, please contact Lisa Woodward
, OROT Educational Director at 215-935-0020 or visit the OROT website