Perutz Etz Jacob Hebrew Academy- Los Angeles
Every child deserves a Jewish education
Perutz Etz Jacob Hebrew Academy (PEJHA) strives to educate the total child. By creating a warm, nurturing, caring environment, the school encourages the child’s intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and ethical growth.
PEJHA embraces the quest to develop each individual learner. Our goal is to assist each student in developing a positive self concept, a positive Jewish identification, and a life long commitment to learning and to Judaism.
We believe in developing competent, enthusiastic, and resourceful citizens who are able to compete in a technically complex world and who are loyal Americans and proud Jews.
Our mission is to provide a highly challenging and dynamic educational curriculum in an extended family atmosphere, stressing a comprehensive Jewish Studies program that is based on The Torah, as well as a rigorous and challenging program in the General Studies.
Parents choose PEJHA for their children because of the school’s focus on a quality and rigorous General Studies and Jewish education; attention to students with learning challenges; differentiated instruction; the school’s liberal tuition policy; small class size and because of the small, warm, nurturing school environment.
In spite of the fact that many families are not financially able to pay full tuition, the school governing board of advisors and leadership have made special efforts to find a way for each and every Jewish child to have a Jewish education.
Rachela Silber Perutz
Our school is named after a heroic and dedicated woman named Rachela Silber Perutz.
Mrs. Rachela Silber Perutz (Rachel bat YitzchakYaakov) displayed rare acts of heroism during perilous times of the holocaust in order to save others.She devoted her lifetime in the United States to deeds of philanthropy and charity, and for her unique and exemplary life; we permanently consecrate her memory.
She will forever be remembered for her dedication and commitment to the survival of the Jewish people and for her invaluable contribution to enhancing the quality of life in the Jewish community of Bergen County, New Jersey.