At JKHA/RKYHS, we believe that Jewish education is not only an essential birthright for every Jewish child, but crucial to BUILDING the next generation of Jewish leaders. By laying the FOUNDATIONS of a robust Jewish heritage, nurtured in a Torah-centered environment of well-rounded academic excellence, we are preparing the next generation to pass on the torch of our traditions, FOR OUR FUTURE as Am Yisrael.
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Bonim - Community Growth Incentive


Bonim FAQ

I just moved to a Greater MetroWest community in the past year. Am I still eligible to receive this incentive?

You are eligible for this program provided you were established as a resident of one of the participating communities after December 14, 2014.

Is the amount of the incentive independent of the grade or school division?

Yes. If you’re eligible for the program, your child(ren) can be enrolled in any grade and receive the financial benefit outlined above.

Are we still eligible if our second child is born after we move?

Yes. Bonim program benefits will be available to a second child born within three years of a qualifying family’s move date.

Is there a deadline on when I have to move to the community and/or enroll in the school?

In order to receive the full annual benefit, you must enroll by the start of the school year.  Should you enroll at any other point in the school year, your benefit will be prorated accordingly.

Do I have to join one of the participating synagogues to take advantage of the tuition discount?

Yes. In order to participate in the tuition benefits, you must become and remain an active member of a participating synagogue.

I am moving from within the Greater MetroWest area to a participating synagogue/community. Would I still be eligible?

You must move from outside the Greater MetroWest area in order to participate in the Bonim program. Please refer to one of the school's additional affordability programs and financial assistance awards.

What are the synagogues offering? How can I get more information about their part of the program?

Refer to the list of participating synagogues. We anticipate adding to this list in the coming months. Please contact each individual synagogue directly for more detailed information on their offerings, and continue to check back for additional participating synagogues.

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

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Yesodot - Middle Income Tuition Max

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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, Log into Plus Portal and click on forms to find the Middle Income Eligibility form 
  • 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 this program should be directed to Allison Lyons, Director of Admissions and Community Relations at (862) 437-8050 or via email at

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L'Atidenu - Financial Assistance

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Applying for the program

To qualify for our Financial Assistance Program, please complete the FACTS Financial Assistance application on or before April 29, 2019. The new and streamline application includes the following steps:

  1. Complete the financial information portion of the application. 
  2. Submit all required tax documentation to FACTS via fax or mail, as shown on the webpage, by April 29, 2019.
  3. Complete the Financial Assistance Supplemental Questionnaire on the FACTS website.
  4. Compose a narrative that supports and clarifies your application for financial assistance.

Please note a change in policy:

Appeals will be considered only if there has been a material change in the information or circumstances after submission of the initial application.

Contact Doni Israeli, Chief Financial Operating Officer for any question regarding this program at (862) 437-8100 or via email at