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Mission Statement and Overview

The mission of the BHBE Academy is to nurture a thriving community of Jewish students and families, balancing cultural and community experiences with core understandings and skills, infused with a deep appreciation for the Hebrew language. Activities for younger students include art, Israeli dance, music, and vibrant holiday celebrations, along with opportunities to learn from older peers, such as the 8th grade Torah presentations. 5th through 7th graders select from a range of options, including Musical Theater, Jewish Thought & Video, and Jewish Cultures Around the World (cooking, music, dance, language), to study curricular units and develop entertaining presentations for the school community that teach what they have learned.  Nearly 20 high school students serve as mentored aides in the program, providing role models for their younger siblings and friends.


  • We are all learners and teachers. Students learn and then teach what they have studied, spreading the joy and reinforcing their own knowledge.
  • We build and strengthen a Judaically thriving community. We not only aim to keep Judaism alive (for example by making sure rituals don’t die out) but also work to create an environment that is vibrant, energized, and experientially powerful.
  • Text study, skill development, and giving back to the community are fundamental to our understanding of our faith and peoplehood: Torah, Avodah, Gimulut Chasadim -- Torah, worship, and acts of loving kindness.
  • The Hebrew tongue is our linguistic pillar, the language of both modern Israel and our history and core texts.
  • Choice in learning empowers and deepens commitment, quality, and retention.
  • Jewish culture is the stew within which we simmer.


On March 18th, 2018 we had a circus themed Seder. Make sure to check out the article written by the Wilmette  Life here and the article by the Wilmette Beacon here


2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Kindergarten - second grade and eighth grade students attend on Sunday mornings from 9am - 12pm. Third - seventh grade students attend on Sunday mornings from 9am - 12pm and Tuesday afternoons from 4:15 - 6:15pm. Three times during the year, the entire school meets on Saturday morning instead of Sunday. 

2018 - 2019 Academy Calendar, Dec - May

2018-2019 Academy Registration Form, K - 12

High School Program/Madrikh Participation Form

Kindergarten - 4th Grade Curriculum

5th - 7th Grade Curriculum

8th Grade Curriculum



Questions? Contact Aaron Frankel, Director of Education and Family Engagement, at 773 256-1213 or 

Wed, March 20 2019 13 Adar II 5779