Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to the N.E. Miles Jewish Day School! NEMJDS is a remarkable place of learning where children can grow into the best version of themselves. Our program imbues young people with a love of learning, a love of self, a love of community, and a love of Jewish values and traditions. I encourage you to explore the pages of our school's web site and to tour our beautiful facility, where you will experience firsthand our joyful, intellectual and spiritual atmosphere. At the N.E. Miles Jewish Day School you will find a vibrant and caring community.
Highlights of our program include:

  • Academics: Both our General Studies and Judaic programs promote academic excellence, individual responsibility and creativity. Students are encouraged to integrate their knowledge across disciplines, to apply their skills in the real world and to fully achieve their potential. A low student to teacher ratio allows individualized teaching.
  • Jewish Education: Jewish Education is critical to the development of Jewish identity, Jewish continuity, and Jewish community. Our Judaic Studies program is designed to serve families of all streams of Judaism.
  • Community: A strong sense of community and connection is felt by all who enter the Day School; students, faculty, parents, grandparents and friends.
  • Leadership: Leadership development activities are incorporated into the curriculum. Our goal is for all graduates to depart with the confidence to act ethically and act as a leader in the community.
  • Menschlichkeit: Students are encouraged to care about others, behave in a respectful manner and do so with a loving heart.

At the N.E. Miles Jewish Day School, you will find a vibrant and caring, community ready to embrace you. I invite you to join us in realizing the potential in your child(ren). We continuously strive for excellence, as a school, within our faculty, and among our students….we are one of the best kept secrets in Birmingham!

Debra Abolafia
Head of School


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N.E. Miles Jewish Day School
4000 Montclair Road
Birmingham, AL 35213
Website designed and maintained by
Eric J. Rzeszut
Phone: (205) 879-1068     Fax: (205) 879-6183
Email: schoolfeedback@nemjds.org