The Israeli School of Lexington is a non-profit organization aimed at strengthening Israeli-Jewish identity, while promoting the study of Hebrew language and the Israeli and Jewish culture. The school was founded in 2002 by a group of parents who aspired to create an educational and social framework for the children of Israeli families in Lexington and surrounding towns.
The purpose of the school is to teach and reinforce the Hebrew language through reading and writing studies, Jewish history, and Israeli culture. Also taught are the Bible stories, civic education and Jewish and Israeli holidays.
The program is compatible with the curricula of the Ministry of Education in Israel, the lessons delivered by a dedicated educational, experienced and skilled team, and the instruction takes place in the Hebrew language.
The school has become a home for the Israeli community in Lexington and surrounding cities such as Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Cambridge, and Waltham, Chelmsford, Andover, Ashland, and Westford. Since this community is not as large as those which are closer to Boston, the school becomes a community center.
Some of the most popular activities of the school are the holiday parties. We celebrate Hanukkah and Purim together on weekends while school parents are fully active in planning, organizing and running the parties. We celebrate Lag B’Omer according to its date on the Hebrew calendar together with Temple Emunah.
All other holidays are celebrated in the classrooms.
During the current school year (2018-2019), the school offers education for students in Pre-K through middle school.
Classes are held September – June on Thursday afternoons between the hours of 4:15 to 6:15 pm.
The School has a management team including a Board of Directors and a Principal.
These sponsors support some of the activities we offer.
Check out the Donations page to see how you can support our school.