Religious School “Educate a child in their own way; So even when they are old, they will not depart from it.” - Proverbs 22:6

Our Mission

Our mission is to create an educational environment that enriches our children’s Jewish identity and fosters a meaningful connection, so Judaism becomes a cherished touchstone in their life.

Welcome to the SLJ!

At the Barry Ira Graff School of Living Judaism (SLJ) we explore life’s big questions, delve into our rich heritage, make the world around us a better place, build a meaningful Jewish community and have fun while doing it.

Curriculum Shaping future Jewish leaders

We offer a unique experiential approach to Jewish education for students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our goal is to deepen your child’s Jewish identity, engage with core Jewish values and traditions, and become part of a community, practicing Tikkun Olam through our social action initiatives.

Youth Groups Relationships that last a lifetime

Our Youth Groups build strong, welcoming, inspired communities through youth-powered engagement. Students have the opportunity to travel together and experience Judaism around the world. Our members connect with each other through social activities, making memories and lifelong friends.

emphasis on family Reinforcing Jewish values together

Our students create art during the school year, learn new skills, think critically about their Judaism, and much more. All families with students in grades K-7 have the opportunity to experience the learning first-hand by coming to a specially designed family program throughout the year. These programs highlight a specific aspect of the grade focus of the year. Examples of these family programs have included visits to the Miami Holocaust Memorial, beach clean-ups, student performances, and more. These programs are an SLJ highlight as students proudly showcase their new skills with peers and parents.

We would love to welcome you to the SLJ!

For registration information or any questions, please give us a call in the school office at 561.241.1484.

Letter from the Director

Thank you for considering the Barry Ira Graff School for Living Judaism (SLJ) for Religious School for your child's social, spiritual, and emotional growth. It is our goal to be there on your child’s Jewish journey through all milestones from Kindergarten to B'nai Mitzvah to Confirmation and beyond. Children learn in a multitude of ways, and we work to engage the whole child through creativity, fun, and child-centered learning. I know that your child is in great hands with our passionate, dedicated educators who share our commitment to lifelong learning. Here at SLJ, we understand the pressures placed on your child in their outside schooling and want to create a safe, comfortable place where they can explore what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century and beyond.

My staff and I are committed to creating a deep sense of community and care for parents and students to build relationships in the classroom that extend outside of our walls. Additionally, our educators are eager to partner with our parents to keep the learning alive at home and after our students leave SLJ. As tradition teaches us, the commandments are placed upon every individual, but it is on the collective community to care for one another on this journey.

I welcome the chance to get to know you and your child to explore the benefits of SLJ personally, as each family has its own unique needs and desires when it comes to Jewish learning. Please read through our philosophies and curricular approach to learn more about our programs. Don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.

We look forward to being your partner in lifelong Jewish learning here at The School for Living Judaism (SLJ).

Warmly,
Rachel Sherman
Director of Religious School