24 Adar 5783
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Seeing double? Yes you are!
Mazel tov to seniors Avi Burstein and Ron Asoulin-Handelman on their matching acceptances to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology! Avi and Ron also became the second and third Class of 2023 students to join the Ivy League with matching acceptances to Cornell. (The first being senior Yasmine Abouzaglo's early decision for Columbia!)
Siddur Celebration
Twenty-three 1st Grade students received their Siddur on Thursday — the book which begins their study of Torah at AYA. Parents enjoyed a delightful program of songs and scenes performed by students under the direction of Morahs Pninit Lampert, Rona Mor, and Michaela Blair. Our gratitude to Dora and Cary Rudberg for donating the Class of 2022-23 Siddurim!
Support AYA’s Annual Fundraiser! 

Join us for an evening of musical entertainment!

Purchase a raffle ticket for some great prizes! 

Be a sponsor and meet the artists!
7 pm Sun, March 19 in Pollman Hall

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 composer and musical director of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, will be entertaining us. 
Yellow Team Wins!
Congrats to the Yellow Team on their Color War victory last Friday! We are so proud of each of our four 8th Grade-led teams for displaying beautiful sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership skills. Join the fun with this can't-miss recap video by Rabbi Kenigsberg!
7:30 pm THIS MONDAY (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.
9 am to 3 pm Sun, March 26 at JCC of Dallas

Students Against Terrorism's 20th Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament fundraiser will benefit JDC Ukraine Emergency Campaign & The Yeshiva High School of Elon Moreh - Shechem. » Donate & Team Signup
9:30 am to 11 am Sun, March 26 at the ECP Playground

Children should dress to get dirty and have fun. Refreshments for adults will be available. (Moves to Hanna's Room if poor weather.) » RSVP Now
11 am THIS SUNDAY (March 19): Come help AYA defend our Dallas Kosher Chili Cookoff title! We need more volunteers to staff the AYA booth — especially from 2-4 pm! The weather is going to be GREAT!
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
Plus, new this summer ...
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
9 am to 4 pm April 3, 4, 10, 11 and 14

K-6 Passover Camp: When school is out, the J is in! Join us for a week of fun and friends! $74 daily for members or $92 daily for nonmembers. Before/After Care available at additional cost. Please note: A minimum of 10 participants are required in order to run this program.
Shabbat Shalom!