5 Sivan 5783
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‘It’s Happening!’
Twenty-four AYA Bulldogs chattered quietly and fidgeted with their mortarboards while eagerly listening for their musical cue at Tiferet Israel on Sunday. "It's happening!" an excited voice among them suddenly shouted and Director of College Counseling Allyn Schmucker began sending each scholar down the center aisle to "Pomp and Circumstance."

We are proud beyond measure of the achievements of our Class of 2023 and look forward to watching them climb higher still as Jewish leaders. Enjoy these video excerpts from a simply beautiful graduation celebration:
Please note: Parents will receive an email in the coming days containing a link for individual graduate photos and more from Glow Studios.
Israel gap-year programs indicated in italic

Yasmine Abouzaglo
Columbia University

Ron Asoulin-Handelman
Vanderbilt University

Brendan Bernstein
University of Michigan

Avi Burstein
Harvard University
Yeshivat Ma’ale Gilboa

Jordan Dekelbaum
University of Indiana

Adam Eber
New York University
Yeshivat Reishit

Jonathan Evans
University of Miami
Derech Ohr Somayach

Lily Feinstein
Tulane University

Jonathan Govrin
University of Texas at Austin

Ethan Gubin
Drexel University
Yeshivat Orayta

Yair Klein
Boston University

Eli Levine
University of Texas at Arlington

Sahar Luzon
University of Texas at Arlington

Jeremy Minsky
Tulane University

Aiden Mintskovsky
University of Georgia

Orel Neim
Reichman University
Derech Ohr Somayach

Ally Oster
University of Maryland
Midreshet Amit

Jonathan Pershes
University of Colorado/Boulder

Chavy Rothstein
Yeshiva University/Stern College
Machon Ma’ayan

Shayna Rubinstein
University of Michigan

Micah Sacher
University of Texas at Austin

Daniel Schick
Yeshiva University
Aish Gesher

Maya Shamir
Washington University in St Louis
Midreshet Tehillah

Madison Winton
University of Texas at Austin
Our gratitude to Fonya Mondell and her team for capturing the video for Sunday's live stream from Tiferet Israel.
Lights, Camera ... AYA!
The Middle School yearbook staff presented their honorees — Melinda Williamson (Lower School) and Marni Denn (Early Childhood) — with copies of their cinema-themed chronicle of the 2022-23 school year.
AYA mourns the passing of our founding Early Childhood director Hanna Lambert z"l — whose loving service spanned 50 years and rooted generations of young families and their precious children in Judaism.

"Being a part of Akiba since it began has been a labor of love and it is indeed a blessing to serve the families of our whole Jewish Community," Hanna wrote as the united home of Akiba and Yavneh academies opened. "As I walk people around the new Schultz Rosenberg Campus, the ‘ooos’ and ‘ahs’ referring to our artwork, our architecture, our play areas and our plan in action, make me so proud. I know what we hoped for in the many years of preparation has become reality. We constructed a place. Inside, we are constructing the souls of the future Jewish leaders of our community."
9:30 to 11:30 am Sun, June 4 outside Early Childhood Center

Getting every bunny together before summer heats up! Refreshments, fruit, and summer surprise will be provided. » RSVP via Email
9 to 11 am Tue, June 6

Our K-7th Grade students are participating in a color fun run benefiting the 2024 8th Grade Israel Trip. Register your students via MyBooster.org
2 Sessions: June 12-30 & July 3-21 (Closed July 4)

Camp Director Rebeca Levy welcomes campers (16 months through Kindergarten) for a summer of splash days, sports, t'filot, science, dress-up and mitzvot! New this summer: "Baby Kulanu" mommy & me program (6 to 24 months) and "Kinder Kulanu" prep for Kindergarten 2023-24. » More info
Noon Thu, May 25: Early Dismissal - Erev Shavuot
Fri, May 26: No School - Shavuot
Mon, May 29: No School - Memorial Day
8:45 am Thu, June 1: Kindergarten End of Year Celebration
7 pm Mon, June 5: 8th Grade Celebration in Pollman Hall
9:30 am Wed, June 7: Nevatim, Teenoki, and K'Ton Ton Sing-Along in Hanna's Room
10:30 am Wed, June 7: Nitzanim and Chaverim Program in Pollman Hall
Noon Wed, June 7: Early Dismissal - Last Day of School (ECP-8th Only)
Updated! Thu, June 8: Year End Parent-Teacher Conferences (ECP Only)
Fri, June 9: Last Day of School (High School Only)
July 4: Campus Closed - Independence Day
Mazel tov to Dana (Rosenberg) and Zach Sipzner on the birth of their daughter — granddaughter of Ruthy and Steven Rosenberg (and Reize and Howie Spizner), and great granddaughter of Ann Rosenberg and AYA founder Marcus Rosenberg zt"l.
Mazel tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Michal Shapiro on the marriage of Akiba alum Moussia ('16) to Zevi Feigenson. Mrs. Shapiro is a HS Judaic Studies teacher.
Email us your mazel tovs!
Shabbat Shalom!