Head of School Message

Rabbi Greene and Students
Shalom,

Welcome to Epstein Hebrew Academy!

Epstein Hebrew Academy is a truly unique school. We offer meaningful Judaic Studies classes and a challenging general studies curriculum in a Zionistic setting. We look at the whole student, understanding that each individual has different needs and committing ourselves to foster each child’s religious, intellectual and social growth.

At Epstein, the goal of our Judaic Studies program is to imbue each of our students with a love of Talmud Torah and a commitment to a life of Torah and Mizvot. Our classes in Gemarah, Tanakh, and Halakah are designed not only to develop textual skills and knowledge, but to focus on the spiritual and moral values inherent in Torah. Our Torah teachers, role models of Torah values, create a warm teacher-student relationship in which these values can flourish.

Our general studies program not only expands each students’ horizon, it works to develop the pursuit of academic and intellectual excellence. We give the students cognitive thinking skills, as well as the content knowledge of general culture, the arts, and sciences.

One goal is to create tomorrow’s future leaders. In our warm and caring community we teach students to think critically and ask questions. Our faculty focuses closely on the development of critical reasoning skills as our students hone their commitment to the ideals of Torah, equality and justice.

We educate and focus on the total student. Students are encouraged to participate and to take leadership roles in a broad variety of activities and to initiate new programs and projects. Available activities include a range of athletics, music and art, drama, newspaper and debate, political, social and communal activities, and, of course, tzedakah, Israel activism and chessed.

Come visit and you will see that the classes and corridors reverberate with ruach. From singing in our weekly ruach assemblies to our annual ruach tournament, the students at Epstein Hebrew Academy feel the warmth and the joy of their religious heritage.

Sincerely,

Rabbi Avi Greene
Alumnus class of 88, Parent classes of 16 and 20, and Head of School