Oct
21
October, 21st 2022
This week and even more so during the month of Cheshvan which begins in the coming days we transition from the busy and exciting days of Yamim Nora’im, Sukkot and Simchat Torah to the daily rhythm of…
Oct
7
October, 7th 2022
Dear Hebrew Academy Community: We are about to begin celebrating seven days of Sukkot followed by Shemini Atzaret and Simchat Torah. Rav Soloveitchik offers a profound insight about an…
Sep
30
September, 30th 2022
Dear Hebrew Academy Community: Rabbi Yitzchak said, “Any year which begins impoverished ends in affluence (Rosh Hashana 16b).” Rash explains: Any year during which the Jewish People begin the year…
Sep
22
September, 22nd 2022
Pre-K explored pomegranates by touching, tasting, smelling, and looking with a magnifying glass. They learned that the seeds are called arils and remind us of the 613 mitzvot in the Torah. Students…
Sep
22
September, 22nd 2022
One of the charges often leveled against normative Halakhic Judaism, particularly by young people who are seeking to define their own religious identities, is that Judaism substitutes legalistic…
Sep
16
September, 16th 2022
Although there are many differences between the Selichot said by Sephardim--during the entire month of Ellul--and by Ashkenazim--beginning tomorrow night--the fundamental structure is identical.…
Sep
9
September, 9th 2022
In recognition of the 21st anniversary of 9/11, Jewish National Fund-USA partnered with Hebrew Academy RASG, Miami Beach Fire Department (MBFD), and the Consulate General of Israel in Miami to honor…
Sep
9
September, 9th 2022
Parashat Ki Tezeh contains seventy-four Mitzvot, more than in any other Parasha in the Torah. One of those Mitzvot is the commandment to erect a fence—a Ma’akeh—around the roof of a newly built home,…
Sep
6
September, 6th 2022
This week, the 4th graders completed a STEM challenge to save the llamas who live on Mrs. Schwartz’s Smartboard. The top of the Smartboard is a dangerous place, but the llamas like to be able to see…
Sep
2
September, 2nd 2022
It was an undefeated first day of athletics on Thursday as the Middle School Girls Volleyball team defeated Renaissance Pines, the Middle School Boys Flag Football team defeated Renaissance Pines, and…