Welcome to the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy! Whether you are a 2 year-old tentatively taking your first steps in school or an 18 year-old veteran who knows the school better than your home, we are thrilled that you are a part of our family-the MJBHA is a great place to be a kid. We look forward to working with you and your parents to bring about a year of learning and growth, of challenges and accomplishments.
As a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school, MJBHA's mission stands upon five foundational pillars, each of which contributes to the development of mature, committed, thinking and sensitive young Jews and Americans.
תורה-Torah: We strive to provide our students with a firm foundation in Torah and Jewish law, a desire for a meaningful relationship with God, and a love for Jewish learning and practice.
חכמה-Chochmah: We encourage our students to excel academically in an atmosphere that encourages curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and integrity.
דרך ארץ-Derech Eretz: We emphasize the highest standard of personal conduct and seek to instill in our students a sensitivity towards others in all of their words and actions.
ישראל-Yisrael: We cultivate an enduring love of the people of Israel, the land of Israel, and the state of Israel.
אחריות-Acharayut: We promote a deep sense of responsibility for ourselves, for each other, for the Jewish community, for America and for people around the world.
Each of us in the school feels the personal responsibility for providing a warm and nurturing environment for you to build upon these five pillars as you grow as a student and a Jewish boy or girl. עלה והצלח!
Joshua Levisohn, Ph.D.