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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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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!
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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 Jan 19, 2018
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3 Sh'vat, 5778
ג׳ בִּשְׁבָט תשע״ח
Parashat Bo
Plag haMincha (GR''A): 12:00 AM
Candle Lighting Time: 11:42 PM
Sunset Friday: 12:00 AM
Latest Shema (GR''A): 12:00 AM
Sunset Saturday: 12:00 AM

Upcoming Events

  1. SCIENCE FAIR

    February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • 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: Va’eira (Exodus 6:2-9:35)

Here begins the story of the Ten Plagues which God put upon the Egyptians not only to effect the release of the Jewish people from bondage, but to show the world that He is the God of all creation and history. The first nine plagues are divisible into three groups: 1) the water turning to blood, frogs, lice 2) wild beasts, pestilence/epidemic, boils 3)

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Weekly Portion: Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

This week’s portion tells a story often repeated throughout history: The Jews become prominent and numerous. There arises a new king in Egypt “who did not know Joseph” (meaning he chose not to know Joseph or recognize any debt of gratitude). He proclaims slavery for the Jewish people “lest they may increase so much, that if there is war, they will join our enemies and

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Weekly Portion: Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26)

The Parsha opens with Jacob on his deathbed 17 years after arriving in Egypt. Jacob blesses Joseph’s two sons, Manasseh (Menashe) and Ephraim (to this day it is a tradition to bless our sons every Shabbat evening with the blessing, “May the Almighty make you like Ephraim and Manasseh” – they grew up in the Diaspora amongst foreign influences and still remained devoted to the Torah).

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