Abq Jewish Schools
Jewish day schools and synagogue schools
Jewish Day Schools
Jewish Academy of Arts & Sciences
5520A Wyoming Boulevard NE Albuquerque,
NM 87109 (505) 232-2325 http://www.jewishacademynm.org
Today, enrollment is growing and the secular and Judaic curricula are getting stronger. New and continuing faculty are re-invigorating the school with the energy, joy and commitment to high-quality academics envisioned by the school’s founders.
Chabad of New Mexico / Abq
4000 San Pedro NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 880-1181 http://www.chabadnm.org
Chabad offers Pre-School, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Bar / Bat Mitzvah programs.
Pre-School, Kindergarten, and First Grade offer a rich curriculum that gives your
child the best of both worlds in a warm, nurturing environment. Children
receive a solid foundation using the latest educational toys, games and
programs to help develop eye and hand coordination. Weekly professional
art lessons and daily music lessons improve gross motor skills. Field
trips educate and add to the fun. Hands-on heritage programs enhance our
Jewish culture. Special Hebrew and computer programs help equip your
child for future schooling. New and exciting projects make every day
Chabad also offers a program for older children that provides a more advanced Hebrew and Jewish studies curriculum. Students learn to read and write Hebrew and gain an appreciation for the who, what, where and why of Jewish life.
Chabad's Bar / Bat Mitzvah program fosters an awareness that this milestone is only the beginning of Jewish life. Regardless of where the celebration and service are held, private tutoring is available to help students prepare for this day.
3800 Louisiana Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 883-1818 http://www.congregationalbert.org
Congregation Albert offers Pre-School, Religious School (K-6), Machon (7-9) and Confirmation programs.
Congregation Albert's Early Childhood Center (ECC) strives to provide opportunities for young children between the ages of 2 and 6 to learn, play and grow together in a Jewish environment. The ECC offers a Tot Shabbat Playgroup; 2 Year Old Classes, 3 Year Old Classes, 4 Year Old Classes, and 5 Year Old Classes; an Afternoon Preschool Program; and an Extended Care Program. The faculty is knowledgeable and skilled in child development and Jewish education.
Info: Dale Sides Cooperman, Early Childhood Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org (505) 883-0306
The Religious School teaches the importance of God and Torah as well as Jewish religious practice and prayers, holidays and customs, history and the language of our people as expressed in prayer and Torah. The School encourages and cultivates a lifelong Jewish culture of philanthropy and respect for others. Jewish learning takes place in a variety of settings - of which the classroom is but one - to promote the value of Jewish community.
Machon is a weekly evening program that engages students in lively conversation, study and socialization. The evening begins with light snacks and open youth lounge, and concludes with classes that include t’filah (prayer).
During the Confirmation year, students explore and define their Jewish identities under the guidance of the Rabbi. Students discuss contemporary and historical issues, moral issues, and interfaith issues, as they work to develop their thoughts and feelings about their place in the world as Jews.
Info: Tammy Kaiser, Director of Lifelong Learning, email@example.com (505) 883-0306
Congregation B'nai Israel
4401 Indian School Road Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 266-0155 http://www.bnaiisrael-nm.org
Congregation B'nai Israel offers Pre-School, Tot Holiday, Religious School, Bar / Bat Mitzvah, and Confirmation programs.
The Education Director works confidentially with parents to ensure that their child’s needs will be met. Students may enroll at any time during the year. Parents of Gimel-aged and older children must be members of the Congregation at the time of their child’s registration. Scholarships are available.
The Pre-School offers a quality program for preschool children of all faiths, and includes a two-session summer camp.
Tot Holiday is a once-a-month program that offers a pre-Religious School introduction to Jewish life and the Jewish holy days. Children enjoy Jewish stories, songs, arts and crafts projects, the outdoors and more!
The Religious School curriculum is a cumulative program, as each year’s instruction builds upon the previous year’s foundation. The School emphasizes reading and writing the Hebrew language and on learning prayer. The School offers a wide variety of other topics, including Jewish holy days, Bible, ethics, Jewish practices, Jewish history, and people in the contemporary Jewish world - to ensure that the children keep the Torah as a living presence in their lives.
As students approach their Bar / Bat Mitzvah celebrations, they learn not only their Torah and Haftarah portions, but also to lead the congregation in Friday evening and Saturday morning services. These young people continue to build their Jewish education upon the foundations that were set when they entered Religious School.
The Confirmation Academy is a three-year program that builds students’ knowledge and understanding of what it means to be a Jew, as well as how to handle the societal issues that all teenagers face. The Academy engages students with topics ranging from “The Secret Jews of New Mexico” to “The Jewish Artist at Work” to “Jewish Views of God”.
Congregation Nahalat Shalom
3606 Rio Grande Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM 87107 (505) 343-8227 http://nahalatshalom.org
Gan meets on Shabbat (Saturday) mornings or for holiday sessions. It is a joyful and nurturing class which includes learning about Shabbat and Jewish holidays, stories, drama, art, snack, dance, singing, and encouraging Jewish values such as peace, fairness, and treating each other well. Parents are welcome to either drop off or attend the class with their children.
Cheder meets once a week. It includes t’fillot (prayers and songs), Hebrew language learning,
history, holidays, art, drama, snack, and much much more! Curriculum
is age appropriate.
Nahalat Shalom also offers Bar / Bat Mitzvah Preparation
(Grades 7-8), which builds community and support among youth preparing for and /
or completing their Bar / Bat Mitzvah ceremonies. The class meets once a month. Membership required.
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