School History

Bornblum Jewish Community School is a private Jewish community school that has provided an outstanding education to Jewish students in Memphis since 1988.  For more than a quarter century Bornblum has been creating the future leaders of the Memphis Jewish community. Today more than 100 students in kindergarten through eighth grade enjoy the benefits of a Bornblum education.

A committed group of community leaders and visionaries opened the school as the Solomon Schechter Day School of Memphis on September 6, 1988.  The school began with 25 students in grades one, two, and three. At that time it was housed at the old Beth Sholom Synagogue in East Memphis.  A decade later the school moved to its current location on Humphreys Boulevard. The school was renamed Bornblum Solomon Schechter School in honor of benefactors David and Bert Bornblum.  Later, the school received a transformational gift from the Bornblum Foundation to reduce tuition for all families.

The school received a substantial facelift in 2015, aligning the facility with the excellence in education that students receive.  In addition, the school officially became a community school in the spring of 2015.  The name of the school changed to Bornblum Jewish Community School to better reflect the nature of the school as a community institution. Today, more than ever before, BJCS is proud to be an open and welcoming community school where Jewish students, regardless of background or affiliation, learn together in an environment of mutual respect.