Sunday School for
Jewish Studies

The Sunday School for Jewish Studies (SSJS) is an independent Hebrew School ​in Newton, MA, that is dedicated to providing quality Jewish education to children in grades Pre-K through 7.

2020-2021 school year is our 75th anniversary! Celebrate with us!

All are Welcome!

No matter your Jewish education experience or background, we welcome you!

We are a community of inclusion, and our families come in many shapes and sizes.

Our vision is to provide a meaningful Jewish education experience to our families through community, creativity, and celebration.

What grades do you teach?

Hebrew instruction at every level in every grade—no experience is necessary.

It is never too late to learn the Aleph-bet. SSJS offers leveled Hebrew instruction at every age. Small study groups support children to learn Hebrew with their peers.

Tell me about your teachers?

Dedicated, passionate, professional teachers.

Our teachers are experienced, enthusiastic and committed Jewish educators, bringing richness and vibrancy to our Hebrew School experience.

When do you meet?
SSJS classes meet once a week on Sundays. For students who miss a class due to a conflict, teachers post weekly updates for families to “catch up” at their convenience during the week. Our unique Hebrew School meets every Sunday morning in Newton, MA during the school year. Classes are not held over holiday weekends or school vacations.
Is it "real" Jewish education?
Our unique educational model is welcoming to students from all denominations and at any level of Jewish education. The Hebrew School curriculum covers tzedakah (charity), religious rituals, and Jewish themes in daily life. Students explore Jewish history, learn to read Hebrew, discover their religious and cultural heritage, and explore meaning behind Jewish holidays.
Tell me about your students.
The instruction is age-appropriate and engaging. On any Sunday morning, our first graders enjoy a morning of singing and simple instruction while our seventh graders discuss Jewish ethics over bagels and cream cheese. Many of our students return as Teaching Assistants after they graduate.

Sunday School Classes

Convenient, weekly classes for jewish studies ages Pre-K through 7th Grade.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation

We don’t train….we teach. Meaningful, thoughtful, personalized bar/bat mitzvahs.

High Holidays Services

Join us for our inclusive services open to the

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Have Questions? We’d Love to hear from you.