Hannah Senesh Community Day School is a progressive, pluralistic K-8 Jewish school in the heart of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Rooted in Jewish values and tradition, Senesh fosters a love of learning guided by intellectual discovery and social responsibility. Through a challenging curriculum, we prepare students to take on the complexities of a diverse and changing world by building critical thinking skills, independence, and empathy. Students leave Senesh grounded in a strong sense of self and what it means to be passionate, empowered Jews and global citizens.
We educate our students to:
SEEK MEANING. We combine the traditions of Jewish inquiry and secular scholarship, and engage students in thoughtful dialogue, encouraging them to achieve their highest academic and ethical potential.
BUILD COMMUNITY. We strengthen community by embracing the rich mosaic of identities reflected in contemporary Jewish life. Together with our students and families, we cultivate meaningful relationships in school, the broader Jewish and local Brooklyn community, Israel and the world.
LEARN JOYFULLY. We approach our learning each day with curiosity, passion, and a celebration of Jewish life. We seek to educate the whole child.
Our values, which are deeply rooted in Jewish teachings, guide us in all that we do at Senesh.
Kindness – Chesed – חסד
We treat each other with respect and strive to demonstrate compassion and empathy.
Openness – Elu v’Elu – אלו ואלו
We seek to understand diverse perspectives and accept those with different ideas.
Responsibility – Areivut – ערבות
We take responsibility to support the well-being of others in our community and the world around us.
Perseverance – Hatmadah – התמדה
We apply ourselves in all we do and earn the satisfaction of seeing things through, especially when the challenge is great.
Journey – Masa – מסע
We embrace life as a continuous journey of learning and growing.