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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 Aug 25, 2017
Silver Spring, MD US
3 Elul, 5777
ג׳ בֶּאֱלוּל תשע״ז
Parashat Shoftim
Plag haMincha (GR''A): 6:25 PM
Candle Lighting Time: 7:31 PM
Sunset Friday: 7:49 PM
Latest Shema (GR''A): 9:49 AM
Sunset Saturday: 7:49 PM

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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 ...

Parshat Shoftim – Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9

Topics in this week’s portion include: Judges and Justice, “Sacred Trees and Pillars,” Blemished Sacrifice, Penalties for Idolatry, The Supreme Court, The King, Levitical Priests, Priestly Portions, Special Service, Divination and Prophecy, Cities of Refuge, Murder, Preserving Boundaries, Conspiring Witnesses, Preparing for War, Taking Captives, Conducting a Siege and the Case of the Unsolved Murder. This week we have the famous admonition: “Righteousness, Righteousness shall you

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Weekly Portion Re’eh(Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17)

This week is a jam-packed portion. It begins with a choice: “I set before you a blessing and a curse. The blessing: if you obey the commandments of God…; the curse if you do not … and you follow other gods.” The portion continues with rules and laws for the land of Israel primarily oriented towards staying away from idol worship and the other

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Weekly Portion: Parshat Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25)

Moshe continues his discourse guaranteeing the Jewish people prosperity and good health if they follow the mitzvot, the commandments. He reminds us to look at our history and to know that we can and should trust in God. However, we should be careful so that we are not distracted by our material success, lest we forget and ignore God. Moshe warns us against idolatry (the definition of

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