Every child needs a champion. One who believes in them, and who has the tools to bring out their best potential and learning abilities both within – and beyond – the walls of a classroom.
In Jewish 23% of students in Jewish day schools have some level of learning disability.
In public schools : 20% of Jewish students have some level of learning disability, in addition to experiencing a lack of connection to their Jewish heritage within their school.
BANAV works with parents, schools and other organizations to make sure that our children with learning differences get the support they need to thrive in both Judaic and general studies education. Banav offers jewish learning and support programs to help students reach their potentiel
Since 2012, Banav has supported more than 1000 students, including 200 last year alone
Banav Mashlim offer classes to Jewish students with learning disabilities attending non-Jewish schools. The program allows students to connect with their Jewish heritage and learn more about their culture.
The objective is to give the opportunity to these students to discover Jewish heritage and foster a feeling of belonging to the Jewish community through different activities.
Banav Ezra is a multi-educational service for students who have learning disabilities and who are at risk of leaving the Jewish day school system.
The program offers support in all school subjects, tutoring, orthopedagogy, parent and professionals support, homework assistance, etc. Banav Ezra offers face-to-face sessions and online courses.
Banav Clinic offers assessments, cognitive therapy and other specialized services for Jewish students in need.
The assessments are personalized and focus on student’s potential (dynamic assessment, psycho educational assessment, etc.) and the cognitive remediation sessions are offered mostly to help students improve their thinking skills and become independent learners. The program includes reading, writing, mathematics and brain gym.
Testimonies from our clients
"The Banav program is crucial for families like mine that are caught with a child with challenges and in a system that demands a heavy financial obligation to send our children to a Jewish Day school and when we can’t, our children risk getting lost with little or no Jewish education and identity. Thank you!"
- Marciano Family
"O.L has improved a lot, she had 91 on her last French test. So, I notice that she is significantly less anxious than before. It used to be stressful doing homework and when she had a test, she was very anxious. It works really well with the tutor and it goes much better in class. Thank you for always taking the time to answer my questions and advise me. I really appreciate everything you do and your patience."
- Mother of O.
"At Banav, their positive attitude matched with calmness and strength, helped me tremendously on my journey and gave me so much support. Rabbi and Mrs Ifergan and their wonderful staff helped me sort through my children’s issues and never gave up hope that they will be extraordinary adults. They are always available to share our concerns and go the extra mile for any child."
- Mother of 5 Banav children
Grand Rabbi David Sabbah
"Fortunately, there is Banav, who cares about the well-being of children who have learning difficulties and who are marginalized, and provides them with the additional education they need."
57% of Banav students feel a boost of confidence in school and at home
Our first BANAV student
'BANAV would help me with my homework, jewish studies and overall to be a better person. I'm very thankfull for all the great things the BANAV program has made. It made me who I am today'