Oct 29, 2014
School to Open in Brooklyn Heights

A new Jewish day school will open next fall in Brooklyn Heights under the auspices of Shiach Aaron L. Raskin, offering a "holistic integrated Torah perspective."

Brooklyn Heights Jewish Academy (BHJA), a new Brooklyn-based co-educational Orthodox Jewish day school, will open its doors in September 2015.

Building off the success of the Gan Menachem Kiddie Korner Preschool in Brooklyn Heights, BHJA will offer a comprehensive Jewish and general studies curriculum, supported by extra-curricular activities, arming students with the knowledge and skills to become life-long learners.

Under the auspices of Chabad Lubavitch of Brooklyn Heights, BHJA will be the neighborhood’s first Hebrew day school. According to the school’s Executive Director, Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin, “Now is an opportune time for a K-12 Jewish day school to grace the streets of Brooklyn Heights. Investing in Jewish education ensures a Jewish future; we need to inspire the Jewish youth of today towards a committed Jewish life.”

With this in mind, the school’s curriculum takes a holistic integrated Torah perspective where secular units such as math and science are taught alongside Torah themes and content, to create a wholesome and unified worldview. BHJA’s objective is to equip students with the necessary academic and life skills needed to confidently take their place in society, while at the same time instilling pride in their Jewish identity and a strong sense of purpose.

“BHJA will focus on the growth of the whole child, catering to the needs and abilities of each child. Teaching strategies will be employed to accommodate students' individual needs, rates of development and learning styles. Class sizes will be kept small in order to reach a low student-teacher ratio and provide a more child-centered and personalized education,” Rabbi Raskin assures.

Enrollment is currently open for students at kindergarten level, with classes to grow with the students as the years progress. For further information please visit www.bhja.org or call 718-596-4840 x18.

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Hatzlacha Raba
Good Luck!
(10/29/2014 11:42:56 AM)
blessings for success
(10/29/2014 1:53:19 PM)
This is great
I wish you all the best in this endeavor and success. It is important for children to have a well rounded Torah based education.
(10/29/2014 2:13:00 PM)
What we've been looking for in a school!!!
Is this a school for Crown Heights kids too?
(10/30/2014 8:14:50 PM)
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