Hebrew School – NNJJA Partnership

Temple Emanuel of North Jersey is pleased to be a partner with the Northern New Jersey Jewish Academy in providing learning and social opportunities for our children and youth, ages 3 – 13.

The Northern New Jersey Jewish Academy (NNJJA) is a Collaborative Hebrew School consisting of Temple Israel and JCC, Ridgewood; Congregation Beth Sholom, Teaneck; Kol Haneshama, Englewood; Temple Beth Sholom, Fair Lawn; and Temple Emanuel of North Jersey, Franklin Lakes. All classes are held at Temple Israel in Ridgewood. NNJJA provides formal Jewish education for children ages three through thirteen and is affiliated with both the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies and Prozdor – the supplemental high school of the Jewish Theological Seminary. The course of study offered through NNJJA provides our students with academic and experiential knowledge of Jewish tradition, culture, prayer, history and Torah. Rabbi Sharon Litwin is the Director of NNJJA.

Pre-Kindergarten – Second Grades

The pre-school program for children ages four to six meets for eight 2 hour sessions over the course of the year. The Sunday program for Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade is also open to members’ and non-members’ children and meets for 2 hours on Sunday mornings.

Kitah Alef-Kitah Hey (Third-Seventh Grades)

The five-year Religious School program (Third through Seventh Grade) is open to the children of NNJJA consortium members only. Students attend 2 days each week for 5 hours. Students in Kitah Aleph-Kitah Gimmel (3rd-5th grades) attend on Wednesdays and Sundays. Students in Kitah Dalet-Hey (6th -7th grades) attend on Tuesdays and Sundays. In addition to the two days a week, Kitah Dalet and Hey students have a supplementary community service component that all students must fulfill.

For further information regarding NNJJA, please contact the temple office.