At Bais Menachem, students develop a deep love of learning in both general and Judaic studies. Our dedicated teachers and warm, welcoming community help to provide a nurturing, challenging environment that encourages all students to reach their full potential, and become self- confident, responsible citizens with a strong connection to their Judaism and their community.

The students of Bais Menachem, through a well-balanced religious and secular education, will be capable of functioning emotionally, academically, socially, and spiritually as dedicated Jewish men and women in the context of American society.

We offer our students a rich understanding of their Jewish heritage by providing a comprehensive Judaic program. The Secular program and the Judaic Studies curriculum complement each other. This generates a rich blend of knowledge. Additionally, we understand the importance of creating a community for our students and their parents.

  • an effective education must include a Jewish religious component.
  • opportunities must be provided for all Jewish children to receive a Jewish education.
  • a quality program must include a caring and nurturing environment.
  • students should be taught respect for all individuals.
  • students should be prepared to become productive members of society.
  • appreciation of the process of learning will encourage students to achieve the highest level of that learning.
  • students should be aware of their civic responsibilities and current events in their community and the world.
  • it is important to celebrate what it means to be an American.
  • loyalty to Judaism and intelligent Jewishness cannot be separated from Jewish learning.
  • Jewish learning is the Torah, or Bible.
  • through professional instruction the Torah can be made accessible, in its original form, to every child.
  • to train and educate literate laymen, conversant in Jewish lore and traditions, is very important.
  • in the total education of the Jewish child.
  • in involvement with the Jewish community by promoting spiritual and ritual observances.
  • in providing the highest academic standards in both secular and Jewish studies./li>

Bais Menachem Yeshiva Day School

834 28th Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94121

Rabbi Gedalia Potash, Judaic Principal

Mrs. Chani Zarchi, Secular Principal

(415) 636-9770



Located in the Richmond District in San Francisco, Bais Menachem Yeshiva Day School is adjacent to a wonderful city playground, which students enjoy during recess.

Our co-educational school is now in its tenth year, serving students in grades K – 8.

While the student body is made up of boys and girls, elementary-school grades are co-ed and middle school is separate.

We teach a rigorous, dual curriculum, consisting of both Judaic and secular studies: Hebrew Language and Biblical analysis and discussion comprise the mornings, while Common-Core- level academic classes comprise the afternoons.

Due to the growth of the student body, we have expanded and moved the Middle School to the educational wing of Congregation Chevra Thilim, a synagogue located two blocks from our existing facility.

Current enrollment is 60 students, averaging 7 per class, with most classes gender-balanced and larger class sizes in the younger grades.

BMYDS is San Francisco’s only Jewish day school that serves an orthodox community, stretching into the North Bay, up to Napa, and down to Monterey.

Our teaching staff is credentialed and experienced, employing innovative and traditional methodologies. We are fortunate to cull our Judaic teachers from the top Rabbis and Rebbetzins in the Bay Area. Our general studies staff are highly acclaimed and experienced educators.

Bais Menachem’s Main Campus (Kindergarten/Elementary):   

834 28th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121

Bais Menachem’s Middle School Campus:    

Congregation Chevra Thilim
751 25th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121

We provide students with a Jewish learning environment with a true dual curriculum, taught by dedicated, credentialed, and experienced educators. Because classes are small, instruction is differentiated. For our orthodox families, we provide a choice that does not necessitate shipping children off to distant boarding schools for lack of a suitable environment; consequently, families can stay intact, and students have an opportunity to grow up together over many years, forming bonds similar to those of brothers’ and sisters’. All parents are also fully invested in our school, and their ideas are not only appreciated but also vital to the continued development of our curriculum. Our school provides a wholesome and nurturing environment where students are encouraged to grow individually and where each child’s unique strengths are embraced.

Bais Menachem is pursuing accreditation of our Kindergarten, Elementary, and Middle Schools with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Having submitted our 31-page school description (with 100 pages of supporting documentation), we have scheduled our Initial School Visit, to be held on April 27, 2017. Preparations for accreditation provide a wonderful opportunity to enhance our school’s processes for curricular review and evaluation. Consequently, we have embarked on a new testing regimen in collaboration with the Educational Research Bureau (ERB). Additionally, our Judaic staff and curriculum were recently reviewed (in November, 2016) by Rabbi Shneur, the Executive Director of the Menachem Education Foundation.   

Comcast National Reading Challenge — 2013

We will strive to:

  1.  instill in students an intellectual curiosity.
  2.  prepare students to achieve their highest potential.
  3.  prepare students to meet the challenges of contemporary life.
  4.  prepare students to function as dedicated Jewish men and women in the context of American society.
  5.  educate students in Jewish traditions and observances.
  6.  instill ethical and moral values.
  7.  develop in students respect for and understanding of the rights of others, to learn to live and  work in harmony with their fellow man.

Comcast National Reading Challenge — 2013