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Top 4 things you can do to support school success

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Four things parents can do to support their child’s success in kindergarten and beyond:

Expose your child to a range of books and nurture language development.  Read aloud to your child and talk with them about the setting, characters, and events in the story. Look for opportunities in daily activities to build vocabulary. High-quality computer literacy games can support language development but do not take the place of child-focused discussion and conversation. This kind of language development will enable them to express themselves, describe their needs, and understand other children in the classroom and in the playground.  Communication skills are crucial to their success and promote confidence in… Read More »

Inspiring Joy one Lesson at a Time!


Do you remember the tickling Hey?

Thank you Rabbi Engel for sharing the tickling "Hey" lesson with our first-grade students.

The smiles, laughter, joy, and memories of Torah, Hebrew Reading, and Community make the Hebrew Academy Unique! and healthy years. May he continue to share smiles and joy for Judaism for many years.


The Joy in Creation


So much pride and joy when you work hard and have something your are proud of to show for it.


What amazing dioramas our second grade students created depicting many different mitzvos. Hard work pays off and success is sweet.


What an amazing year - thank you teachers for inspiring the children with your love, care and dedication.



Kindergarten Graduation


Mazel Tov to all our Kindergarten Graduates - may you continue to grow from strength to strength.


Special Thank You You our dynamic Kindergarten team of teachers Mrs. Kahn, Morah Devorah, Morah Elisheva, Morah Golda, Morah Shaina, Morah Sarah Chana, and Morah Efrat, that lead, inspire, and motivate with their tireless love and dedication!


Nachas to all!



Helping us GROW


Here at HACDS, we're constantly growing.


From the Judaic program, enrichment, science and more formative assessment provides valuable data on students' abilities, performance, and engagement that drive instruction, support, and motivation.


Thank you Morah Yiska Berkowitz for assessing every single lower school student in their Hebrew Reading (accuracy and fluency) and for the amazing Judaic Staff for providing the instruction and confidence to shine.



Science and Judaics


Values, Strong Academics and Purpose Driven Education come together at the Hebrew Academy on a daily basis.


Hebrew Academy teachers are always looking for innovative ways to add value to the rigorous academic program. Adding a science component to the authentic Judaic program creates an added dimension that helps fuse all the learning together inspiring curiosity that promotes future learning.



First Grade Siddur Party


 Mazel Tov to our first-grade students on your Siddur Party celebration. Our amazing first-grade teachers, Miriam Rapoport and Aidie Nap put on a remarkable program. What a joy to see all the learning and growth our students have made and to watch them be able to read from the siddur was absolutely priceless.
May you continue to grow from strength to strength - Nachas to all!


Recognizing Achievements


It is always amazing when we take the opportunity to recognize the achievements of the students that have worked hard, excelled and shown leadership qualities in how they interact with teachers and peers serving as a true inspiration to their classmates, community and themselves. It is moments like this that propel us all to work harder, strive higher and value the community we are fortunate to be a part of.

Nothing quite like the energy at the Hebrew Academy Rosh Chodesh Assebmbly. Happy Rosh Chodesh Sivan and congratulations to all our award recipients - may your families continue to have lots of nachas!


Music Program for Lower Elementary School


Here at the Hebrew Academy, we have developed a curriculum to inspire, creative and empathetic leaders through our value based academic program complete with an immersive musical education program.

Thank you Mr. A for helping our students learn to understand, enjoy and appreciate all different kinds of music.

From Country to Jazz end even Klezmer, you are always pointing out the rhythms, tempos, and musical technics that make each genre unique.

Ivrit program promotes love of Israel


An integral part of the Ivrit (Hebrew Language) Program at the Hebrew Academy is the appreciation and love for the the Land of Israel.

Our students composed letters for the IDF showing our support, love and appreciation for their sacrifice to defend and protect the Holy Land. We pray for your safety!

Congratulations 2nd Grade on your Chumash Celebration


Mazel Tov to our all 2nd Grade students and families on the tremendous milestone of receiving your Chumash!

You all worked so hard - and it showed. May your joy and excitement of this moment stay with you as you continue to grow from strength to strength!

Thank you to Morah Ronya for your tireless efforts as you continue to inspire generations for many more happy and healthy years- M'dor L'dor.


Lag B'Omer at Hebrew Academy

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Through stories, songs, crafts, and games we learn about the significance of every holiday creating meaning, joy, and appreciation for who we are as a community - and Lag B'Omer is no different.

This year Lag B'Omer was celebrated with an amazing day of awesomeness that was arranged by our PA. Large moon bounces filled our back field and the smiles, laughter and fun filled the campus with delight.

To acknowledge the significance of the day the lower school was treated to archer. Thanks to Roei every child had an opportunity to safely shoot the bows and arrows and hit the targets!

Of course Lag B'Omer would not be complete without dancing and a bonfire. Nothing quite like the Hebrew Academy celebrations!


Open House 2021

Wow! What a remarkable Open House showcasing all the learning and growing and learning that takes place on our campus, every single day.

 So blessed to come together as a community to celebrate, take pride in our student's work and share the remarkable nachat!

 Huge shout out to the entire admin for their tireless efforts, for the teachers who love and teach our children daily, to the remarkable first grade team for the amazing Poetry and Pastries presentation, the entire Middle School staff for supporting the Middle School PBL and to our amazing Upper School Chemistry teacher, Dr. Marin for all the experiments, hands-on learning projects that inspired all the presentation. You guys rock! 


Supporting a Successful Middle School Transition

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The Hebrew Academy has designed a unique Middle School Transition Curriculum to help facilitate the transition to Middle School. In addition to building important skills like time management, independent thinking, problem solving, communication  and social skills, the fifth grade students have multiple opportunities to meet the Middle School teachers and engage in learning activities that prepare them for middle school.  

Thank you Mrs. Jahanfard, Upper School math teacher, for opening your classroom to our fifth graders and allowing them the opportunity to experience a middle school math lesson, setting them up for success - one lesson at at… Read More »

Am Yisrael Chai


Wow! What a celebration! Huge shout out to our Upper School for taking us on a trip through Israel, for sharing your passions for the country and for teaching us so much.

From a delicious falafel lunch, making bath salts at the dead sea, fishing and boating in the Kineret, making Sand Art in Eilat, putting notes in the western wall, getting juice from a juice bar in Tel Aviv, learning about the holy city of Tzfat and milking a cow in the Kibbutz - we learned, enjoyed and got a taste of our homeland.  

Special Thank you to Morah Gold and Morah Efrat for leading this remarkable program.

"What an unbelievable day! Thank you to Morah Gold and Morah Efrat ! Thank you to the girls for putting together each of the… Read More »

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