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Palo Alto School for Jewish Education
"Nurturing your child's Jewish Identity"
A Distinctive Sunday School
PASJE's mission is to nurture our children's Jewish identity through the study and celebration of Jewish history, culture, values, and language, and to create a Jewish community for our families.
K through 8th grade - coordinated with the academic school year
Meets once a week on Sunday mornings (10am - noon)
Thoughtful focus on Jewish tradition, history, culture, holidays, ethics
Music, art, dance
Hebrew instruction optional, Sundays 9am - 10am
Excellent foundation for Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Small class size
Reasonable tuition rates, scholarships available
Family holiday celebrations: Sukkoth, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover
Jewish community around your child's education - Parent Connection program
Many diverse, multi-ethnic, interfaith families
Serving the Jewish community for over 35 years
Independent: not affiliated with any synagogue, non-political, non-profit organization
The Palo Alto School for Jewish Education (PASJE) is an independent, non-profit Sunday school with classes from kindergarten through the eighth grade. Part of the Peninsula Jewish community for over 35 years, the school has helped create a positive sense of identity, culture, and heritage for hundreds of students and families.
PASJE families represent the rich diversity of Jewish expression and identity. Our school seeks to provide an environment in which all children and parents are comfortable.
Our school includes:
families seeking a Jewish education that emphasizes culture, history, ethics, and heritage
families seeking a sense of Jewish community
families temporarily in the Bay Area
PASJE was founded by parents and continues to be run by a parent board. The school is not affiliated with a synagogue. All parent are encouraged to attend board meetings and participate in decision-making. The curriculum at PASJE reflects the school's goal of instilling a positive Jewish identity in our children through history, culture, tradition, and family celebrations of major Jewish holidays. PASJE classes meet once a week on Sunday mornings from 10 to noon, September through late May.
PASJE is a non profit school supported almost solely by tuition fees.(Scholarships are available.) We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, or national origin.