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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.

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For the upcoming school year LBJA will be offering Advanced Hebrew for native or experienced speakers while incorporating the parallel ...
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Shabbat

Shabbat Times for Dec 15, 2017
Silver Spring, MD US
27 Kislev, 5778
כ״ז בְּכִסְלֵו תשע״ח
Parashat Miketz
Plag haMincha (GR''A): 3:46 PM
Candle Lighting Time: 4:28 PM
Sunset Friday: 4:46 PM
Latest Shema (GR''A): 9:40 AM
Sunset Saturday: 4:46 PM

Upcoming Events

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  • 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

    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: Vayeshev (Genesis 37-40)

This week’s portion includes four stories: 1) The selling of Yosef(Joseph) as a slave by his brothers — which eventually positioned Yosef to be second in command in Egypt and enabled him to save the known world from famine  2) The indiscretion of Yehuda (Judah) with Tamar (Tamar) … 3) The attempted seduction of Yosef by Potifar’s wife, which ends with her framing Yosef and having him imprisoned  4) Yosef interprets

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Weekly Portion: Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43)

On the trip back to Canaan, Jacob meets his brother Esau; Jacob wrestles with the angel. Then they arrive in Shechem; Shechem, the son of Chamor the Hivite, (heir to the town of Shechem) rapes Jacob’s daughter, Dina; Dina’s brothers, Shimon and Levy, massacre the men of Shechem; Rebecca (Rivka) dies; G-d gives Jacob an additional name, “Israel,” and reaffirms the blessing to Avraham that

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Weekly Portion: Vayetzei 5776 (Genesis 28:10-32:3)

This week we have the trials and tribulations of Jacob living with and working for his father-in-law, Laban. Jacob agreed to work as a shepherd 7 years for Rachel only to have Laban switch daughters on him at the marriage ceremony. This is why we have the badekin (‘covering’ ceremony) where the groom sees the face of his bride to ensure he is marrying the right woman

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