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new england jewish academy

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The New England Jewish Academy prepares its students to think critically and creatively, to conduct themselves in accord with the highest ethical standards of our tradition, and to live an engaged Jewish life in the wider world.

The school’s core values speak to a school and a community that takes its Jewish commitment as seriously as its academics, its learning Torah as seriously as its responsibilities to the broader community, its cultivation of model behavior as seriously as its bond to the state of Israel. These values are reinforced inside the classroom, through the rigorous schedule of general and Judaic studies throughout the school, and outside of the classroom, with many programs that include senior citizens, the Israeli emissaries, and members of the surrounding communities.

NEW ENGLAND JEWISH ACADEMY

our mission
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our mission

The New England Jewish Academy is a co-educational Nursery-12 Orthodox Jewish Day School serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

Drawing from all segments of the Jewish community, the New England Jewish Academy prepares its students to think critically and creatively, to conduct themselves in accord with the highest ethical standards of our tradition and to live an engaged Jewish life in the wider world. We inspire our students to strengthen their commitment to our rich heritage and to fortify their bond with the Jewish people and Israel while recognizing their responsibility to American society and the global community. In an enriched and rigorous academic environment, we encourage exploration of Judaic and General studies through an individualized educational philosophy dedicated to developing each student’s knowledge, confidence and ability.

core values
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core values

Jewish Commitment: We inspire students to love Torah and Mitzvot, to cultivate a deep commitment to the Jewish community, and to develop a confident, knowledgeable Jewish identity.

Academic Growth: Using a highly individualized approach, we help each student reach his or her academic potential in both general and Jewish studies, striving to discover the optimal intellectual challenge for every child.

Derech Eretz: We nurture students to treat all people with dignity, respect, kindness and empathy.

Engagement with the World: We teach students to engage with the world around them as responsible citizens and in an open, productive manner that brings about a Kiddush Hashem (sanctification of God’s name).

Chessed: We encourage students to give freely of themselves to make the world a better place and to internalize the character of gemilut chessed (kindness) as an essential aspect of their Jewish identity.

Israel: We help students form deep and abiding connections to the Jewish homeland.

our history
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our history

Founded in 1940, the Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford was recognized as a National School of Excellence by the U.S Department of Education, and their Early Childhood Centers was among the first in the area to receive accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Since their inception in 1996, Hebrew High School of New England has provided college graduates with is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).