Welcome,

On behalf of the staff and students at the N. E. Miles Jewish Day School, welcome to our website. There is a great deal of important information on our site so please look around. I am honored to serve as the Interim Head of School for the 2021-2022 school year. The      N. E. Miles Jewish Day School is known for having a nurturing faculty and staff, compassionate student body, and a community which cares about the school’s success. Our focus is building strong, lasting, impactful relationships with everyone associated with our school. The NEMJDS is a special place, filled with people who love serving students, parents and our community.

I’ve always believed that student safety – physical, emotional, spiritual, and academic – is the most important feature of a school. The N. E. Miles Jewish Day School encompasses all of this and more.  

My personal motto is “Doing whatever it takes.”  That phrase is more than just words. It means doing everything we need to make each day meaningful for our kids. It means taking care of the adults who take care of the kids. It means working until we find a solution. It means never giving up.

With our small student-teacher ratio, we individualize the educational experience for each student. Moreover, our goal is to help our children fully develop their unique talents and skills.

The NEMJDS broadens learning opportunities beyond traditional classroom walls. Our highly skilled faculty, innovative general and Jewish studies curriculum, and our supportive school culture allow our students to embark on a rigorous academic learning journey and grow into the best version of themselves. As our students develop into leaders, we emphasize and prioritize what it means to be a leader in one’s community. Through our values-based education, community partnerships, and experiential learning programs, our students engage with the community to develop an understanding of social justice.

Although I know you will find our website useful, nothing compares to an on-site visit. Please make an appointment to tour our wonderful school by emailing me at bcain@nemjds.org.  If you have any immediate questions we might answer, please send an email to Rebekah Weinberger, Director of Advancement, at rweinberger@nemjds.org.

I hope to see you in person soon.

Brian Cain

Interim Head of School.

First Grade News Written by: Sierra Matthews, First Grade Teacher

We have been working very hard in first grade. We have learned all the short vowel sounds and long vowel sounds! We can say where a sound is in a word (phonemic awareness). We are working on personal responsibility and our "because" sentences. I will say "I will be...

Tefillah (Prayer) During COVID Written by: Rabbi Yossi Friedman, Judaics Instructor

Rafi was a student at Maimonides School, a K-12 Modern Orthodox institution in Boston. He was studying the “R’faeinu” (“Heal us”) prayer for health in the Shemoneh Esrei which includes the words “bring complete recovery for all our ailments . . . [God] heals the sick...

What is Happening in Music Class Written by: Claire Rottembourg, NEMJSD Music Teacher

Singing, playing, moving and listening are the four activities we do at every music class in kindergarten. We sing our song of the week, mostly call and response to get the pitch right, and we always find a few instruments around the music room to help us. Keeping the...

Kindergarten News Written by: Katharine Henley, Kindergarten Teacher

My name is Katharine Henley and I am the new Kindergarten teacher at N. E. Miles! I graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2020 with a degree in Elementary Education with English, Mathematics, and Special Education endorsements. This is my second year of...

Values…Are They Worth It? Written by: Annette Troxell, Upper School English and Humanities Teacher

At N. E. Miles Jewish Day School, our mission is to send well-educated “mensches'' into the world, to make it a better place (Tikkun olam). In pursuit of that mission, the students at the Day School have asked themselves, “What should we expect from ourselves, so that...

Preparing for Rosh Hashanah Written by: Frumie Posner, Judaics Instructor

At the NEMJDS, students prepared for Rosh Hashanah in a plethora of fun and creative ways. Here is a small sampling.... We listened to the Sound of the Shofar each morning. We wrote and decorated Shana Tova (New Year) cards for our parents and members of the Jewish...

Happenings in First Grade Written by: Sierra Matthews, 1st Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Sierra Matthews and I am the new 1st grade teacher this year at NEMJDS. I have absolutely loved my time here so far, and I feel so welcomed by the staff, the students, and the community. We have had a busy start to the year already, and I am so...

Cooking in Hebrew Class Written by: Chen Shterenbach, Hebrew Teacher

Our love of Hebrew continues, even during COVID-19 time. Our fourth through eighth grade students tasted a new “flavor” of Hebrew through a challenging and creative program that brought the language alive through learning about a cooking show from Israel. Not only did...

What’s Happening in Art? Written by: Claire Rottembourg, Music and Art

Shapes, lines, texture, colors. In Kindergarten, we have covered a lot of these elements of art! Our latest project was to paint the wolf (heard in the musical composition “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev that we studied in music class). We learned how to dip...

NEMJDS Spelling Bee Champ Advances to County Bee

On Thursday, January 21, NEMJDS Spelling Bee Champion Eli Brook won the Private School District Spelling Bee, thereby securing a spot in the forthcoming Jefferson County Spelling Bee. Brook, a sixth grader, won the contest by correctly spelling the word...

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is officially open!

Click the link below to start the registration process. If you need further assistance, please reach out to Robin Berger for further assistance.