Dress Code

Berman Hebrew Academy’s dress code is designed to reflect and respect the Jewish value of tzniut. The dress code requires all students (grades 1-12) and faculty to dress in a way that respects our school community and an environment in which Jewish and secular education are at the center.

Unless otherwise indicated by an administrator, the below dress code is to be followed both on campus and at all school-sponsored events. Clothing with inappropriate images, words, or logos are not permitted.

Visitors to our campus are also asked to respect this dress code.

Males

  • A Kippah must be worn at all times.
  • Tzitzit must be worn at all times.

Shirts

  • Shirts must be collared with sleeves.
  • Sports jerseys (unless indicated by an administrator) are not permitted.
  • Sweatshirts or sweaters may be worn over dress-code appropriate shirts as long as they do not include inappropriate logos, words, or images.

Pants

  • Pants must be full-length khakis, slacks, or Chinos.
  • Low-hanging pants, jeans, sweatpants, pajama pants, or track pants are not permitted.
  • Shorts are not allowed (unless at approved athletic activities).

Piercings

Male students are not permitted to have piercings of any kind. If a male student has an earring, it must be removed.

Hair

Dyed hair is not permitted.

Females

Shirts

  • Collared blouses, Crew-neck shirts, t-shirts, and sweaters are permitted
  • Sleeves must be short, 3/4 or long.
  • Capped sleeves, sleeveless, low-cut necklines, off the shoulders, cropped shirts and tank tops are not permitted.
  • Sweatshirts or sweaters may be worn over dress-code appropriate shirts as long as they do not include inappropriate logos, words, or images.

Skirts and Dresses

  • Skirts and dresses should be knee-length when standing and sitting.
  • Inappropriately form-fitting skirts or skirts with excessive slits are not permitted.

Piercings

Female students may not have unusual piercings and may only have pierced ears. Nose rings, gages or eyebrow piercings or any other inappropriate piercings are not permitted.

Hair

Hair may only be dyed natural colors.

All Students

Shoes

  • Appropriate footwear includes sneakers, casual shoes or boots, dress shoes, or sandals with straps.
  • Pool shoes, flip-flops, crocs, or “heelies” may not be worn in school.

Hats

  • Hats are not permitted (unless at an approved event).

Body Art

  • Body art is not permitted.