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New Hebrew day school opening in Brooklyn Heights next fall.

Brooklyn Heights to Get Jewish Day School in 2015

BY Greenpoint Gazette

Brooklyn Heights is set to welcome its first Jewish day school next fall.

Brooklyn Heights Jewish Academy (BHJA) – a coeducational, Jewish day school, will open its doors with the start of the new academic year in September 2015.

Similar to schools like the Ramaz Day School in Manhattan, BHJA’s curriculum will offer comprehensive Jewish studies integrated with a general studies curriculum as well as a robust extra-curricular activities program.

“Now is an opportune time for a K-12 Jewish day school to grace the streets of Brooklyn Heights,” said Rabbi Aaron Raskin, the Executive Director of the school. “Investing in Jewish education ensures a Jewish future; we need to inspire the Jewish youth of today towards a committed Jewish life.”

The school will feature small class sizes with a focus on individualized attention and a low student-to-faculty ratio. The school will be operated by the Chabad Lubavitch of Brooklyn Heights, and builds on the organization’s success with the Gan Menachem Kiddie Korner Preschool, also in the same neighborhood.

Subjects like math and science will be taught side by side with studying the themes and content of the Torah. A variety of extra-curricular classes like art, music, physical education and yoga will also be offered.

While the school will eventually offer a K through 12 program, at present it is accepting applicants for the kindergarten level.

Brooklyn Heights Jewish Academy, for more information visit www.bhja.org or call 718-596-4840 ×18.

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