As a Modern Orthodox co-educational yeshiva, JKHA/RKYHS seeks to inspire students to live lives of Torah and mitzvot; to embrace secular knowledge and American democratic values; to love and serve the Jewish People; and to forge a lifelong bond with the Land and State of Israel.
We aim to empower students to achieve personal excellence by teaching them how to learn, and by encouraging them to analyze, to create, and to pursue new intellectual challenges.
We lead students to recognize that because we were all created in the image of God, we must treat everyone with respect and loving-kindness.
We help students form strong, healthy identities, and we prepare them to take responsibility for themselves and their communities.
ABOUT JOSEPH KUSHNER HEBREW ACADEMY
Pirkei Avot describes Torah study in a way that best characterizes our yeshiva: "turn the Torah over, and over again, for everything is within."
For more than 60 years, our Modern Orthodox, co-educational yeshiva has inspired children to embrace Torah study and ideals, and strive for personal excellence, in a safe, supportive environment. Our Judaic and General Studies programs are designed to teach students how to learn by challenging them to discover their strengths, expand their understanding of the world, and deepen their connection with the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Graduates of the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy are well prepared to take responsibility for themselves and their communities, because we encourage them to forge strong, healthy identities and to treasure their priceless heritage.
At JKHA, we are passionate and proud of the high level of education that we provide inboth General and Judaic Studies. Our students are empowered to be informed and inspired American Jews. Our faculty, well-trained in differentiated instruction, guides ourstudents to become critical thinkers and independent learners. The faculty nurtures ourstudents’ spiritual growth through the study of Torah and the experiential programming that occurs throughout N3-Grade 8. Students are challenged to reach their maximum potential and, both in and out of the classroom, they are fully supported in developing their strengths. Our students are encouraged to embrace Chesed opportunities and are emboldened to think about the needs of others.
The nurturing and child-centered environment at JKHA allows us to focus on the needs of each and every student. Formal and informal assessments allow teachers to tailor their instruction, setting individual goals for each child and encouraging our students to be comfortable taking risks. Upon entering our school, there is an immediate sense that we are a family. We create a culture of excellence in which administrators, educators and families are all committed to the academic, emotional, religious and spiritual growth of eachchild. We are at the forefront of 21st century learning and have created systems to allow our students to learn with the latest advancements in educational technology. Our students are inspired to think creatively and collaboratively through project-based learning, critical reading, writing and STEM courses. JKHA’s Rebbeim and Morot develop strong relationships with their students and serve as inspiring role models for religious growth in an environment that stresses excellence in learning and skill development. JKHA strives to cultivate in our students a passion for Judaism that is manifest in a lifelong commitment to Torah study, Tefilla, respect for all people, devotion to the State of Israel, and positive contributions to society. We look forward to welcoming you to our school family.