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 ...


Shabbat Times for Nov 24, 2017
Silver Spring, MD US
6 Kislev, 5778
ו׳ בְּכִסְלֵו תשע״ח
Parashat Vayetzei
Plag haMincha (GR''A): 3:46 PM
Candle Lighting Time: 4:30 PM
Sunset Friday: 4:48 PM
Latest Shema (GR''A): 9:27 AM
Sunset Saturday: 4:48 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


    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 ...

PTO Weekly Roundup

Hi Parents, With all the major holidays behind us, the PTO’s activities are in full swing. We have started the class contest up this month, and this week was our first accounting. As with last year and as you may have seen in the flyer we sent home recently, every week, we will send out a roundup to let you know how the classes

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Weekly Portion: Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18)

Sarah dies at the age of 127. Avraham purchases a burial place for her in Hebron in the cave of Ma’arat HaMachpela. Avraham sends his servant, Eliezer, back to the “old country,” his birthplace Charan, to find a wife for Yitzhak (Isaac). Eliezer makes what appear to be very strange conditions for the matrimonial candidate to fulfill in order to qualify for Yitzhak. Rivka

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Parshat Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27)

The Almighty commands Avram (later renamed Avraham) to leave Haran and go to the “place that I will show you” (which turned out to be the land of Canaan — later renamed the Land of Israel). The Almighty then gives Avram an eternal message to the Jewish people and to the nations of the world, “I will bless those who bless you and he who

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