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"Fressil" - Fifth Grade Students Create Writing Company

    When it comes to seeking out a company to outsource your writing needs, have you considered elementary school students? An entrepreneurial group of fifth graders at Hebrew Academy of Orange County has created a company that does just that.

       The company, Fressil, writes wonderful, unique stories that people specially request.  They are well-written (thanks to the Wondering Writing program at Hebrew Academy) and hand-delivered, selling for about $1 per story.

       A trio of fifth grade boys - DovBer Fried, Kalev Hess, and Gil Lichtmacher – decided to start Fre… Read More »

Hebrew Academy Student Wins National Hanukkah Essay Contest

Elias Greenwood reading essay Imagine getting flown to the nation’s capital to celebrate Hanukkah for winning a national essay contest. Now imagine getting to light a massive menorah while there. That is something magical that recently happened for one of our students right here at Hebrew Academy.

            Winning a national essay contest to light the nation’s largest menorah on the first night of Hanukkah was one of our own. Hebrew Academy fourth grader Elias Greenwood flew to our nation’s capital at the beginning of Hanukkah to light the National Menorah, run by The National Menorah Council, a project of American Friends of Lubavitch. Greenwood’s winning of the Rabbi Mendy De… Read More »

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