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About Us

Curriculum

At the Jewish Virtual Academy, we focus on skilled-based learning. Subjects include Kriah, Ksivah, Chumash, Mishnayos, Gemara, Halacha, Yedios Klaliyos, and Parsha.

 

In addition, we teach a curriculum that gives students the bigger picture of their learning, such as the Jewish History Timeline and the Taryag Mitzvos. Giving every student the fundamental tools needed to be able to take the next step of growth in learning on their own.

Students at JVA benefit from live classes, small group instruction, and self-paced learning.

2021 - 2022 Classes

Girls

1st Grade

Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

2nd grade

Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)  

3rd grade

Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

4th grade

Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

5th grade

Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

6th grade

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

6th grade

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

7th grade

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

8th grade

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

Boys

1st Grade

Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

2nd grade

Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)  

3rd grade

Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

Monday - Thursday 1:30 - 3:00 PM (PST)

4th grade

Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

Monday - Thursday 1:30 - 3:00 PM (PST)

5th grade

Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

6th grade

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

6th grade

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

7th grade

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

8th grade

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 11:00 AM (PST)

Once we have a minimum of four students we can add additional classes at different times 

Sample Schedule

Boys 7th Grade

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Our Staff

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Rabbi Shneur Raitport

3rd Grade Teacher

Rabbi Shneur Raitport grew up in Venezuela and 2 years ago moved to open the first Chabad house in Yangon, Myanmar.

Rabbi Shneur has worked in the past with students with autism and various learning abilities.

 

Rabbi Shneur’s goal is to infuse in the students a strong אהבת התורה and יראת שמים with תמימות through an amazing experience of learning, growth and Satisfaction.

 

He is dedicated to giving his students the skills needed to be able to advance, with high standards and big achievements.

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Rabbi Shuie Goldstein

5th Grade Teacher

With his warm and caring approach, Rabbi Shuie looks forward to instilling a love of Torah in his students.

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Rabbi Mendel Zajac

7th Grade Teacher

Rabbi Mendel Zajac was born in Sao Paulo Brazil and moved to Los Angeles when he was 8 years old.

Having been involved in education for the past 4 years, Rabbi Mendel teaches with the goal to give his students a love and passion for תורה and אידישקייט and teaching them the skills and tools needed to be able to learn on their own.

Rabbi Mendel is a passionate and exciting teacher, on a mission that every one of his students succeeds to the best that they can.

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Rabbi Menachem Grossbaum

8th Grade Teacher

Menachem grew up in Indianapolis IN. Menachem’s father is a Rabbi at the Chabad Synagogue in Carmel, a suburb just Northwest of Indianapolis.

 

From a very young age, Menachem has been helping and teaching others, both in his home and at synagogue.

 

Menachem left home at an early age of 10 to learn away from home, in Chicago IL. From there he studied in Manchester England, Los Angeles California, Brooklyn NY, Melbourne Australia, and Jerusalem Israel.

 

Menachem currently lives in La Canada, California, heading the Chabad of the Crescenta Valley with his wife Mushka.

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Ms Shira Bloch

1st Grade Teacher

Shira Bloch was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

Shira went to Torah Academy School, Johannesburg, and Beth Rivka Seminary in Crown Height.

 

She has over 5 years teaching experience, ranging from preschool to high school. Shira has run Gan Yisroel camps, many youth programs and pioneered two Hebrew schools.

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Mrs. Chaya Mushka Posner

4th Grade Teacher

Mrs Posner Grew up on Shlichus in Venezuela and got a degree in education in Eretz Israel (trilingual).

 

Mrs Posner has taught in: Mexico, Israel & Arizona before she got married, and in Venezuela, Crown Heights and online after she got married.

 

She's also volunteered at a special needs school during the summer and taught reading. Her goal is to teach her students the skills and confidence needed for them to be able to learn on their own.

Tuition

Monday - Thursday: $500/month  |  Monday - Friday: $600/month