day school


  • Jewish grade school, where students learn both Jewish and secular subjects. "The general name given to private Jewish schools" in the United States and Canada (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "Julia's day school teaches Judaic subjects in the morning and the secular studies in the afternoon."

Languages of Origin


Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations


North America


The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).


Day school is usually differentiated from yeshiva by having a greater emphasis on secular subjects and generally catering to a more liberal community.

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