Jewish Life, Jewish Studies, and Hebrew at Lehrman Community Day School
Lehrman Community Day School is permeated with a sense of Jewish life and spirituality. The Jewish Sabbath, Shabbat, the holidays and festivals of the Jewish year and Jewish tradition have their expression daily in activities, on classroom walls, the songs children sing, the foods they eat and the values and skills they acquire. Hebrew language immersion begins at age three and continues through grade 5.
Prayer is part of the daily life of each student from early childhood (age 3) and up at Lehrman; there is communal morning prayer (Shacharit), a lively Friday morning welcoming of Shabbat as well as the blessings that accompany meals and snacks. Lehrman has Kol ha-Yeladim (The Voice of the Children) our own Siddur (prayerbook), created specifically for Lehrman’s grades 1-5, using the children’s artwork, and geared to the specific prayers chanted in our services. Every child receives a copy in first grade that stays with him or her throughout the years at Lehrman, and becomes a part of the family’s Jewish library upon graduation.
An emphasis on Jewish values, an active love of Israel, and a commitment to Tikkun Olahm, or repair of the world, as well as a resolve to create an environment of spiritual fulfillment for our students are all part of our mission.
Under the Lehrman roof we live Jewish lives, respecting each family and its own individual commitment to Judaism; we strive to make each feel comfortable to learn and grow together. We hope you will come and see for yourself how pluralism plays itself out at Lehrman as we nurture Jewish children beyond our 60th year.