Applying for the Yesodot Middle Income Tuition Max:

Enrollment in this program is easy. Here’s all you need to do:

  • Review exceptions to program eligibility below.
  • If you are eligible, complete a short form online
  • Submit the first two pages of your 2019 tax return before April 20, 2020.
  • If you have a child/children enrolled in another Jewish elementary school (K-8), $5,000 will be applied to your AGI (e.g., if your AGI is $177,000 and you have a child in a Jewish elementary day school other than JKHA, your eligibility for program benefits will be evaluated as if your AGI were $172,000).

The four exceptions to automatic eligibility* for the Yesodot Middle Tuition Max Program are as follows:

  1. A family net worth over $1 million (net worth includes home equity and retirement accounts).
  2. A reduction in a new applicant's 2020-21 gross tuition payment (tuition plus registration and fees for daycare, nursery and school tuition through 12th grade) of more than $5,000; such payment amount includes any financial assistance awarded in that year. 
  3. Filing of Schedules C and E as part of your federal tax return.
  4. If no children are Kindergarten age or younger, are both parents working? 

* Families who do not qualify for automatic enrollment because of these exceptions may still be eligible to participate. The Affordability Committee will review such Yesodot applications on a case-by-case basis. Additional supporting documentation may be requested at the discretion of the Committee.  

The development of this Tuition Max was based on a detailed analysis of many factors and assumptions regarding the income levels of our parent body, other demographics and anticipated participation rates in this program. JKHA reserves the right to modify the program benefits at any time upon written notice.  

Any questions about ths program  should be directed to Allison Lyons, Director of Admissions and Communty Relations at (862) 437-8050 or via email at




Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School
110 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, New Jersey 07039
Phone 862.437.8000