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July 21, 2017
The Hebrew Academy is introducing an elective course in entrepreneurship in both the Middle and High School with the aim to bring it to the elementary division in the future. The course, Entrepreneurship for Kids (EFK), was developed by Galit Zamler, an Israeli expert in Entrepreneurship education. To date, the course has been implemented in over 40 schools throughout Israel. This marks the first time that the course is being brought to the US.
July 20, 2017
By Dr. Ami Eskanos, Dean of Admissions: Admit it! You understand why summer reading assignments are necessary, but you really don’t want to deal with it and making your child read is not fun for you. Dean of Admission Confession: When my kids were little I felt the same way…and I’m an educator! I get it. Summers are meant to be joyful and carefree for kids. No rush to get to school on time, lazy mornings sleeping in (for the kids anyhow), trips to the park, camp, swimming, ice cream, picnics, summer vacay. These are not activities that scream, “Let’s do homework!”
June 16, 2017
We learned together and grew together this year and we hope you take the time to relax and enjoy yourselves this Summer. Most of our staff will be back on campus, working on new innovative programming for students and making sure 2017-2018 is the best year YET!
June 16, 2017
By Sergio Carmona, Sun Sentinel/Jewish Journal, June 8, 2017: Enthusiastic second grade students of the Hebrew Academy (RASG) in Miami Beach took their parents' orders and served them food such as pasta, salad, grilled cheese, waffles, s'mores and brownies at an end of the year math project called "Mathelicious." The project was a restaurant called "Beauty and the Feast Café" opened for a day and intended to teach the students the importance of math in their everyday lives as they not only took orders, but totaled the charges and separated tips. The students prepared lunch items and turned the classroom into a café while serving as hosts/hostesses, waiters, kitchen staff and cashiers.
June 7, 2017
The Hebrew Academy (RASG) said goodbye to the Class of 2017 and welcomed 31 new alumni into the fold during a Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 25, in the Jacob C. and Dora Cohen Auditorium on the Schwartz-Jacobs Campus. As the graduates get ready to dive into the real world, they will be headed to revered institutions such as Harvard College, Cornell University, New York University, George Washington University, the University of Florida and more. Other graduates will be spending their first year in Israel by studying in yeshivot or seminaries or serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Regardless, all graduates were admitted to a college of their choice.
May 24, 2017
Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and more! We are so proud of our Seniors and wish them the best of the luck as they conquer the world.
May 16, 2017
Click here for updates on their adventures.
May 5, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Gabriel Apoj ’17 and Malka Suster ’17 were named the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Hebrew Academy (RASG) Class of 2017. Apoj has attended Hebrew Academy since Kindergarten and will be attending Harvard University in the Fall pursuing a major in Biomedical Engineering. Suster started her career at the Hebrew Academy when she was just two-years-old and plans to begin at the University of Florida in the summer before heading off to Seminary in Israel for the next year.
April 28, 2017
Hebrew Academy (RASG) congratulates Itai Beaudoin de Roca , a rising senior (Class of 2018), who has been named as a qualifying honoree in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition. His high performance on the 2016 PSAT/NMSQT makes him part of an elite group of high performers who have shown outstanding academic potential. From approximately 1.5 million program entrants, Itai is among the 50,000 highest scoring participants.
April 24, 2017
Eighth grade students in Jenny Ohana's class had the tremendous honor of corresponding with Elisha Wiesel, son of Elie Wiesel. Having completed the memoir Night, students then read Elisha Wiesel's Yom Hashoah speech given at the March of the Living. Their responses were so powerful and articulate that I wanted to share them with Mr. Wiesel when I learned that we had someone who could facilitate the interaction. Mr. Wiesel responded immediately with such powerful and inspiring words for the students.
April 20, 2017
Check back here for the latest on the 10th Grade's adventure through Israel.
April 6, 2017
Three outstanding Hebrew Academy (RASG) Warriors were given the special honor of becoming a "Star Student" at the 25th Annual Independent Schools of South Florida (ISSF) luncheon on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Each year, the ISSF recognizes outstanding students from its member schools. This year, there were approximately 70 schools represented. An ISSF Star Student should be an exemplary student. He or she should be a student who sets an example for others to follow, whether in the home, school or community. The students should have excelled in one or more of these areas: academics, community service, citizenship, fine art, athletics, student activities, perseverance, effort, dedication, commitment to positive goals, improvement in performance, and attitude. Mazel tov to our 2016-2017 ISSF Star Students: Leora Bossewitch Grade 5 - Elementary School Division Alina Sterenfeld Grade 8 - Middle School Division Raquel Zohar Grade 10 - High School Division
April 4, 2017
The Hebrew Academy (RASG) Fana Holtz High School NCSY JUMP Team took home first place nationally after presenting their year long efforts at the Goldman Sachs Board Room on April 4th in New York City! This is the third time the Warriors have presented at Goldman Sachs and the second time they took home the trophy. The team of eight hardworking students have dedicated the last year in creating social campaigns and meaningful programs in the community. They were 1 of 5 teams, and the only school in Florida, who were invited to the famous board room of Goldman Sachs where a panel of guest judges heard their presentations and the impacts their campaigns have had on their school and community. The four other schools were Ulpana, DRS Yeshiva High School, Shalhevet, and Central High Queens.
March 7, 2017
Join us for Hebrew Academy's High School production of Class Action on April 2nd! This play has won critical acclaim for its entertaining yet relevant and realistic portrayal of life at a High School. Although each scene stands on its own, there is a common thread - all of the vignettes deal with situations that take place outside the classroom, perhaps the most important experiences that young people deal with while attending High School.
February 28, 2017
Hebrew Academy (RASG) is one of five Jewish day schools in Miami-Dade County adopting a cutting-edge approach to Jewish education – known as “personalized & blended learning” – combining traditional instruction with digital tools to provide highly personalized student experiences and introduce new models for lifelong learning. Called JBlendMiami, this hybrid of “brick and mortar” classroom studies with computer-mediated learning experiences enables each participating student to learn at his or her own pace, aligned to his or her personal learning style.
February 21, 2017
The Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach is thrilled to introduce its new website and fresh logo to the community. The revamped site offers parents, students, faculty and the community at large a website that is functional with a modern look. The revamped site features an updated look with enhanced features, including easier navigation, important school news, photos, social media posts and more to make sure you get the most up-­to-­date information.
February 16, 2017
Every year, the Scholastic Writing Awards program receives thousands of submissions nationally. In 2016-17, its Miami-Dade regional program - sponsored by an organization called Miami Writes - received 622 entries alone. RASG was particularly well-represented, with 19 different students taking home prizes, including a Silver Key for sophomore Yael Sterenfeld! This award is only given to 15% of entrants and makes her a regional finalist. All participants will receive two tickets to the County Fair in March and may have their work displayed within the Creative Writing exhibit. See a full list of winners below: Silver Key/Regional Finalist/Blue Ribbon: Yael Sterenfeld Honorable Mention/Second Place/Red Ribbon: Sara Fuchs Jacob Rosmarin Yael Sterenfeld Alexis Sugar Malka Suster Third Place/White Ribbon: Gabriel Apoj Melanie Arougueti Ron Ben-Hayoun Gittee Benhamou Yael Bramy David Gilinski Eden Grosz Almma Ichak Shani Kravetz Miryam Levin Serina Motola Yosef Nahon Rina Reich Sarah Rosenthal
December 29, 2016
Senior, Gabriel Apoj, received notification that he had been accepted as an Early Action admit to Harvard College, Class of 2021. According to William Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions of Harvard College, “We admit students whose academic, extracurricular, and personal strengths are extraordinary.” This fine young man has excelled in all secular and Judaic classes, and furthered his education with advanced courses on college campuses or through Florida Virtual School. We at Hebrew Academy can all take pride in fostering Gabe’s passion for learning, and wish him a bright future.
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