The Leo Bernstein Jewish Academy of Fine Arts, now in its sixth year, is an innovative Jewish Day School in Silver Spring. We are a STEAM school with focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Music and Math in a small class environment. We are responsive to every child's needs. We have devoted and creative teachers and an exciting curriculum that allows a child’s imagination and love of learning to flourish. Our school prides itself in being one of a few of its kind in the country.

Leo Bernstein Jewish Academy of Fine Arts is still enrolling. Click HERE to sign up and to get a jump start on quality education for your child!
For the upcoming school year LBJA will be offering Advanced Hebrew for native or experienced speakers while incorporating the parallel ...


Shabbat Times for Sep 23, 2017
Silver Spring, MD US
3 Tishrei, 5778
ג׳ בְּתִשְׁרֵי תשע״ח
Parashat Ha'Azinu
Plag haMincha (GR''A): 5:48 PM
Candle Lighting Time: 6:46 PM
Sunset Friday: 7:04 PM
Latest Shema (GR''A): 9:58 AM
Sunset Saturday: 7:04 PM

Upcoming Events

  1. Rosh Hashanah

    September 21 - September 22
  2. Yom Kippur

    September 29
  3. Sukkot 5778

    October 5 - October 6
  4. Simchat Torah

    October 12 - October 13

  • Secular Studies

    Secular Studies

    In language arts, our goal is to develop our students’ love of books and reading. Teachers use a multi-sensory approach to teaching language arts, incorporating reading skills...
  • Judaic Studies

    Judaic Studies

    LBJA will be the FIRST Jewish Day School in the State of Maryland to incorporate the very successful Chumash curriculum “L’Havin U’Lehaskil that was developed by ...
  • Hebrew Immersion

    Hebrew Immersion

    Those who come from Hebrew lacking backgrounds are offered personal one on one tutoring. Our children love our Hebrew Curriculum and It is not unusual to hear ...
  • Science


    Our thematic studies in social studies and science allow students to explore topics across the curriculum. Experiential field trips will be planned to enhance the ...
  • After School Clubs

    After School Clubs

    They have the opportunity to create their own artwork inspired by the style and techniques of those artists. Our students are able to view works by these artists in the many ...
  • Fine Arts

    Fine Arts

    The music program includes music appreciation and performance. Students learn to identify the instruments of the orchestra and to appreciate how their ...

Weekly Portion: Nitzavim-Vayelech, Deuteronomy 29-31

On the day of Moshe’s death he assembles the whole Jewish people and creates a Covenant confirming the Jewish people as the Almighty’s Chosen People (chosen for responsibility to be a light to the nations) for all future generations. Moshe makes clear the consequences of rejecting God and His Torah as well as the possibility of repentance. He reiterates that Torah is readily available

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PTO Roundup

Hello Parents, We’re back for another amazing school year! The PTO has already been hard at work all summer planning events for this year. Last year, we and the students raised over $2,000, and we want to do even better this year. We will be working hard to raise money for things the school needs, such as beautifying the playground, which will be a

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Weekly Portion: Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8)

This week’s portion includes: Bringing to the Temple as an offering the first fruits of the Seven Species special to the Land of Israel, Declaration of tithes, the Almighty designating the Jewish people as His treasured people (Deut. 26:16 -19), the command to set up in the Jordan River and then on Mount Ebal large stones which had the Torah written upon them in 70

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