Why a Community Day School?


Jewish days schools are the energizing nucleus of the North American Jewish community. Research shows Jewish day school graduates are more compassionate, more engaged in their communities, and more civically aware than their peers from other school settings.


The Jewish day school has no equal – it provides an unparalleled and unprecedented level of religious, cultural, moral, linguistic, and secular education to students from across the spectrum of Jewish life in North America.


Jewish day schools provide early exposure to and constant, daily reinforcement of a second language (Hebrew) from the first day of kindergarten through the close of eighth grade. Because of the core values that guide them, Jewish day schools promote outstanding morals, ethics, and values.


There is universal consensus within the Jewish community that the day school is the single most effective vehicle for the transmission of Jewish knowledge and the single best safeguard for a vibrant Jewish future.

Why us?

Why Our Community Day School?

There is a commitment to the whole child – not just academic achievement but…are they a good person?

Annette Troxell

NEMJDS Teacher (1996-present)

We’ve been blessed with good leadership that has a burning desire to maintain a school of excellence.

Hal Abroms

Community Leader

I want to commend the school not only for incorporating lessons about social justice into the curriculum, but also for trusting (and indeed, expecting) young students to absorb, process, and integrate such important real world lessons into their own lives as future citizen – leaders.

Jem Lamb

NEMJDS Parent (2015-present)

I am so grateful for my parents’ decision to send me to NEMJDS. The education I received there was really tailored to my personal strengths and weaknesses. I remember being pushed to succeed and wanting to succeed because of how much I respected my teachers. I have been working hard to achieve my goals ever since.

Carlie Stein

NEMJDS Alumnus, Medical Resident, UAB

Apart from my parents, my Day School education has more to do with who and what I am today than almost any other influence in my life. The Day School taught me to be a proud, knowledgeable Jew and to have a strong Jewish identity and firm core values. To put it simply, the Day School made me a better person. Academically, the Day School truly did prepare me for my legal career. The critical thinking skills I learned by analyzing Torah and engaging in discussions over Talmudic issues helped me succeed in law school and continue to help me today.

Sammy Friedman

NEMJDS Alumnus, Attorney at Law, Sirote, and Permutt

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