The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school in Manhattan that offers students with language-based learning disabilities a place to grow, thrive, and reach their full potential.

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Welcome Home

Shefa offers high-quality, research-based instruction for children with language-based learning disabilities that is seamlessly integrated with Jewish community. For students who have struggled to find a school where they can thrive, the search is finally over.

Our Program
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Shefa Center

The Shefa Center's professional development program empowers and equips Jewish educators. The Shefa Center as a resource, many more children will blossom and thrive in mainstream Jewish day schools.

Shefa Center
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Apply to Shefa

We are eager to welcome your family into ours and to provide a warm, nurturing, safe home for your child. We know how to empower these students to succeed. We are accepting applications for students entering grades K–7 for enrollment in September 2024.


חֲנֹךְ‭ ‬לַנַּעַר‭ ‬עַל פִּי‭ ‬דַרְכּוֹ‭ ‬גַּם‭ ‬כִּי יַזְקִין‭ ‬לֹא יָסוּר‭ ‬מִמֶּנָּה‭.‬‭ ‬

“Teach a child according to their way, and even when they grow old, they will not depart from it.”


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