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Hebrew Academy inspires Leaders

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The Teachers of the Hebrew Academy create opportunities for collaboration - time to work and collaborate together.

Small classes with meaningful time to collaborate help our students learn and grow from each other.

 Working together they develop higher-level thinking skills boosting their confidence and self-esteem.


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Here at the Hebrew Academy, we're empowering champions inside and outside the classrooms. and learn how




Curriculum Night Tonight

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Curriculum Night is tonight - Login to learn how our teachers have streamlined our writing curriculum to support optimal growth and success throughout the lower school grades.


By collaborating together, our teachers work hard to understand the strengths and challenges in each grade and create an intentional program to build important 21st century writing skills.


Curriculum Night is tonight - Login to learn how our teachers have streamlined our writing curriculum to support optimal growth and success throughout the lower school grades.



The Value of the Hebrew Academy Dual Curriculum

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The Hebrew Academy's dual curriculum creates meaningful opportunities for learning to take place.


The Hebrew Academy's Judaic curriculum specifically targets high-order thinking skills that create a rich and meaningful learning experience that extends students learning. Critical thinking, evaluation, and analysis are built into our program and begin as early as Preschool.


We're on the Cutting Edge

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READY! STEADY! CUT! The Hebrew Academy's dual curriculum creates meaningful opportunities to work on important skills.


When students see purpose in their learning they are excited to engage and through meaningful experiences develop important skills.


Our Kindergarten students are experts at creating their Alef Bet puppets to reinforce the Hebrew Letter recognition and sound. They feel empowered to work independently and developing many important fine motor skills in the process.



Data Analysis in Middle School


Our Middle School Students are fully engaged in their PBL project - Living in Harmony with Nature. This week they are working at comparing, analyzing the damages caused from natural catastrophes like hurricanes, earthquakes and fires.


It is remarkable to see how they are incorporating their knowledge of excel, chart creations and even website building, to showcase all their findings.


Stay tuned for updates on this exciting opportunity - we look forward to understanding how we can all be better prepared for when disasters strike






Have you ever seen this much excitement for learning?


Hebrew Academy students are pumped and excited to embark on our iREADY challenge. Every lesson we do brings us closer to our goal and helps us get better every day! This enthusiasm for learning is priceless!


The Hebrew Academy has incorporated the iReady online program for reading and mathematics because it helps our teachers determine every student’s individual needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year.





History is Alive


History came alive yesterday, when our 4th Graders got to enjoy their "Walk Through California" experience.


This annual tradition at our school helps solidify the learning in this fun and interactive program that incorporates games, music, storytelling, lots of smiles and many laughs.


The students all walked away as "EXPERTS" of the major events that shaped our great state of California and they loved presenting the facts they knew to the group.


The best part was constructing the giant map of California, marking the many landmarks we know and look forward to visiting.





Hands on Learning


The Hebrew Academy builds a solid foundation for life-long learning by creating opportunities for students to explore and reflect the curriculum. Debbi is using a balance beam to gain a richer understanding of inequalities setting a strong foundation for algebraic thinking.




National Data trends point to HACDS as the school of Choice!

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Hebrew Academy Education is a GRAND S.L.A.M.!

Even the national data trends point to Hebrew Academy as the school of choice. Check out this article printed in the Jewish Long Beach Chronicle by our very own admissions director Karen Berger - thank your for your commitment, care and dedication you bring to your role.

he Hebrew Academy welcomes families from across the Jewish spectrum to share in an exceptional learning experience that honors our Jewish roots, nurtures our students’ unique talents, celebrates our community’s accomplishments, and kindles the fire within every child to dream boldly, live compassionately, achieve confidently, and shape a better world.

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Welcome Back - Rosh Chodesh

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No better way to come back from winter break than by celebrating our past achievements, getting us all pumped and ready to jump right into learning and growing!


Happy Rosh Chodesh Shevat!

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HACDS Values Don't Vacation

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We are proud that learning and internalizing Jewish values are integral parts of the outstanding Hebrew Academy educational program, and look for opportunities to recognize students who embody these character traits - winter break is no different!


How it works: Every morning, (beginning Dec 27,) at 7:00 a.m., a new daily challenge will be posted on the Hebrew Academy social media pages (facebook and Instagram). Let's fill the world with goodness, kindness and values - tag your friends to be a part of the challenge too!


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The Hebrew Academy is grateful to the support from the Orange County Business community - thanks for your commitment to values in education - a true give that keeps on giving!

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