The NEJA Capital Campaign

About New England Jewish Academy

Building Jewish Leaders

New England Jewish Academy Capital Campaign

Our Mission

The New England Jewish Academy, a co-educational Nursery-12 Orthodox Jewish Day School in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, is dedicated to cultivating
the next generation of Jewish leaders. Our inclusive community is united in our mission to foster critical and creative thinking, grounded in the highest ethical
standards of our tradition.

We aim to inspire our students to live passionately
Jewish lives, deeply connected to our heritage, the Jewish people, and Israel, and to contribute to an ever-evolving world with knowledge, integrity, and a strong Jewish identity. 

A historic legacy of building Jewish futures

There is a unique sense of mission that comes with carrying the torch of one of the oldest Jewish day schools in America. At the New England Jewish Academy (NEJA), this mission drives us daily as we strive to  build the region’s Jewish future.

For nearly 80 years, the Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy has been has been at the forefront of cultivating passionate and accomplished Jewish leaders. Recently merging with 9th-12th grade Hebrew High School of New England (HHNE), NEJA now
stands united, committed to nurturing our students’ academic excellence, personal growth, and unwavering Jewish commitment.

Having united our student body, we’re now taking a momentous step to ensure NEJA’s continued success: the construction of an expanded, state-of-the-art campus. This state-of-the-art facility will serve as a launching pad for the Academy’s core mission to prepare our students to lead engaged Jewish lives and make a positive impact

At NEJA we are :


to cultivate a love for and knowledge of Torah, a confident Jewish identity, and a deep commitment to the Jewish community.


in our approach to academic excellence and how we see the world–through the lens of curiosity, respect, and critical, innovative thinking.


to cultivate a love for and knowledge of Torah, a confident Jewish identity, and a deep commitment to the Jewish community.

“At NEJA, we do more than educate; we inspire and nurture the heart and soul of each student.”

Maintaining a balance between rigorous academic standards and addressing the needs of each student, we work to educate the whole child, providing them with the confidence and motivation to develop fully as they grow. NEJA shapes well-rounded individuals who are both knowledgeable and deeply connected to their Jewish identity.

– Esther Eisenman, Head of School

“My son comes home wide-eyed with wonder.”

Every child I see at NEJA is happy. The teachers are incredibly warm and loving, making every child feel safe and seen. Students from up and down the grades go out of their way to welcome and show warmth to each other. There’s also the excitement teachers instill in their students about Judaism. My son comes home wide-eyed with wonder about the stories behind the parsha and Jewish holidays.

– Ronit Kaufman, parent and board member
New England Jewish Academy | 300 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford CT 06117 | 860.231.0317 |