The Jewish Federation of Reading is pleased to announce the ninth year of our High School of Jewish Studies. Since Gratz College’s decision to no longer support branch high schools, the Federation has been working with Rabbi Dov Lerner and our community Rabbis, Rabbi Michelson, Rabbi Abelson and Rabbi Lipsker, to design a new curriculum that will ensure high-quality, relevant Jewish education for our teens.
Meetings with the current students were held to get their input on interests, likes and dislikes.
Our rabbis have also volunteered to teach various classes. We are excited about the opportunity to
reshape our school and the improvements we can create.
Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner will continue to direct our program, and we have affiliated with The North
American Association of Community & Congregational Hebrew High Schools (NAACCHHS- pronounced “nachus”) which serves as the umbrella organization for supplementary Jewish secondary education of more than 40 communities in North America. We will therefore be in constant communication with teen education programs throughout the United States.
We remain committed to respecting all those who wish to join our high school, be they Orthodox,
Reform,Conservative, Reconstructionist or unaffiliated.