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Raising Good Jewish People
The Barry Ira Graff School for Living Judaism (SLJ) offers 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 through our social action initiatives.
Our programs inspire Jewish children to forge friendships and creates a fun, fulfilling, meaningful and rich lifelong Jewish Journey based on Torah, Jewish beliefs, values, traditions and innovative teaching. We offer numerous educational access points for students to find their entry point into the Jewish community in a way that speaks to them personally. We understand the needs of an ever-changing world and continue to advance our program to be accessible to today’s modern family.
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Mitzvah Projects Community service and mitzvot are an integral part of our program.
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Students participate in age-appropriate projects in our local community. Together as a class, the children see first-hand how their actions can affect the lives of others as they practice the Jewish values they learn in the classroom.
In the B’nai Mitzvah year, each student will choose an individual mitzvah project with some personal meaning or significance. Typically, students will select their project and begin planning at the beginning of their B'nai Mitzvah training. Families and friends are often invited to participate in or support the mitzvah project as part of the simcha. Once the student completes B'nai Mitzvah and enters the EnCORE program, students are encouraged to continue their projects and take them to the next level. SLJ will offer resources, support, guidance and partnership to help students grow and expand their projects within and beyond our community.