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Jason Feld Named Head of School
We are thrilled to announce that the AYA Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Mr. Jason Feld as our incoming Head of School, effective July 1, 2023: "I am so excited to join the Akiba Yavneh Academy community. Together, we will continue to build upon our exceptional academic program to consistently deliver dynamic and engaging learning opportunities for every student in Judaic and General Studies. Beyond the classroom, we will create innovative and transformative student experiences, and strengthen our school culture that is centered on middot (our character), kehillah (our community), and positive engagement in the modern world that is grounded in Jewish text, tradition, knowledge and pride. With your partnership and support, we will create an AYA that becomes the gold standard of Jewish educational excellence for other communities to emulate." » More Info
Volunteer sign-up closes Sunday
Your talent and skills are needed to build the future of AYA! The volunteer form closes this Sunday, March 5, so don’t wait to let us know how you'd like to volunteer your time and talent. In particular, the Innovation Committee is looking for talented community members with expertise in education, data and technology, finance, HR and staffing, and community-building and communications to be part of planning and oversight.
Mazel tov, Avi!
Class of 2023 senior Avi Burstein has become one of only 30 students selected from more 3,000 to participate in the innovative, interdisciplinary Dean's Scholars Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin!
Congratulations to Athletic Director David Zimmerman for being named TAPPS 3A Coach of the Year! Coach Zimm led our Bulldogs to state for the 6th time in 7 years with 70 straight TAPPS 3A regular season wins, capping of an amazing district season at 13-0. Go Bulldogs!
Six HS Mathletes traveled to compete at Yale University on Sunday! Results from the competition will be shared in the coming days. Go Bulldogs!
The 5th Grade's all-Hebrew production of Aladdin delighted students and faculty during dress rehearsal on Tuesday. Stay tuned for video from Wednesday night's sensational staging for parents!
AYA Bulldogs led 7th and 8th Grade Levine Academy students in a creative hamentaschen competition. Thanks to Ron the Baker (Romaner) for his amazing dough, Sara Block for planning, and the ruach of our students — the recipe for a great experience and taste of High School at AYA.
First Grader Zohar Deri’s savta visited from Israel and made hamentaschen with Zohar's classmates — all done in Hebrew.
Early Childhood's joyful Gragger Parade was a precious Adar surprise.
Spring has sprung at the Schultz Rosenberg Campus.
Email us your photos!
6:50 pm Mon, March 6 in HS Beit Midrash & Pollman Hall

High School students and their families are encouraged to attend in costume for megillah reading, festive feast, dance party and more. » RSVP Now
11 am Thu, March 9 in Welcome Center Atrium

Our first on-campus opportunity for sophomores, juniors and their parents to meet reps from: The Universities of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, and Nebraska! Just added: The Ohio State University & Penn State University
7 pm Sun, March 19 in Pollman Hall

Support AYA and join us at this year's Annual Fundraiser, Tevye Comes to AYA, by award-winning Broadway star, Steven Skybell, most recently seen in the acclaimed revival of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, directed by Joel Grey, and Zalmen Mlotek world-renowned conductor, musical director, and artistic director of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.
7:30 pm Mon, March 20 in Pollman Hall

AYA invites the greater Dallas Jewish community to join Rabbi Dr. Daniel Rose for Haggadah: Through the Eyes of Rabbi Sacks zt"l. Presented free of charge as part of The Harold A. Pollman Lecture Series.
2:45 pm Mon, March 6: Early Dismissal — Ta'anit Esther Fast
Tue, March 7: AYA Purim Carnival (ECP-12th Grade)
Noon Tue, March 7: Early Dismissal — Purim
Mon-Tue, March 13-14: 6th Grade Texas History Trip
Updated! Wed, March 15: Full day of classes
11 am Sun, March 19: Dallas Kosher Chili Cookoff » Volunteers Needed
Tue-Thu, March 21-23: 7th Grade Washington DC Trip
Wed, March 22: 3rd Grade Judaics Learning Program
Sun, March 26: Points 4 Peace Basketball Tournament at JCC Dallas
10 am Sun, March 26: Early Childhood Playground Playdate
Tue, March 28: Nitzanim/Chaverim Model Seder » Volunteers needed
Thu, March 30: Teenoki/K'Tonton Model Seder » Volunteers needed
16 months-Kindergarten
9 am to 3:45 pm June 12-30 & July 3-21 (Closed July 4)
8 am Early Care Available

Register prior to March 1 for $200 UltraCamp credit!
Plus, new this summer ...
Mazel tov to Noa (Waks) Rudman (Yavneh '11) (Brett) on the birth of a daughter and great granddaughter to Mrs. Ann Rosenberg.
Mazel tov on the engagement of Moussia Shapiro (Akiba '16) to Zevi Feigenson, daughter of faculty member Mrs. Michal Shapiro (Rabbi Peretz Shapiro).
Mazel tov to faculty member Tara Klein on the engagement of her son Elisha Klein (AYA '21) and to Shira Gade in New York.
Mazel tov to faculty member Hadar Tal on her engagement to Tamir Cohen.
Email us your mazel tovs!
Shabbat meal hosts: Additional families are needed to welcome our Bnot Sherut — Roni Eliasian of Jerusalem and Roni Wishengrad of Gedera — for Shabbat meals over the Chaggim and Shabbatot of the school year:
Challah may be ordered directly from Ron the Baker (email) and will be available for pick-up on Friday mornings, before noon, at the Yiddishe Kup Cafe in the Welcome Center atrium.
Community Partner messages:
Volunteers Needed!
It's time for all of us to "Come Together" for the Dallas Jewish Federation's Super Sunday! We are thrilled to bring this exciting event back to the community and our goal is to get everyone involved. We are reinventing Super Sunday into a bigger and more festive gathering, offering fun activities for families, raffles, and fundraising.

With our mission directed towards ensuring vibrant Jewish life, we recognize that the key to meeting its growing needs will require community collaboration. To raise the critical funds needed by our partner organizations, we are asking Akiba Yavneh Academy to join us by hosting a table of volunteers and leading the charge in fundraising and "thank you" calls.

Please bring your family and come represent AYA at this very important community event! Please use the sign up sheet to register to volunteer
Shabbat Shalom!