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‘I am a Survivor’
We are tremendously proud of our 8th Grade students who led their 5th-7th Grade peers through a powerful and engaging study of the Holocaust and the indomitable legacy of survivors. Later that evening, parents were invited to the Schultz Rosenberg Campus to also join in this unique educational experience and powerful reminder of our shared responsibilities as a community. Our gratitude to Rabbi Kenigsberg for sharing this video:
AYA High School students dedicated their Yom HaShoah program to Holocaust survivor Max Glauben zt"l and his enduring challenge to "Be an Upstander." Students also had the opportunity to converse with Holocaust survivor Josh Gortler via Zoom. (Mr. Gortler is AYA school nurse Doba Rudberg's uncle.)
The Honey Girl of Auschwitz
In January, AYA High School students were privileged to be visited by 94-year-old Esther Basch who arrived at Auschwitz with her parents on her 16th birthday, was separated, and never saw her father and mother again. Esther shared her family's devastating testimony with purpose, clarity, and an inspiring joy for life — including dancing with our girls!
Masoretic Treasure
Our High School juniors took advantage of the very rare and special opportunity to view the Codex Sassoon — the earliest, most complete version of the Tanach. The 1,100-year-old Hebrew Bible is on exhibit at Southern Methodist University for the first time in the United States as part of a five-city international tour. In May, this 792-page manuscript is expected to auction for in excess of $30 million at Sotheby's New York.
6:30 pm Tue, April 25 in Schultz Family Gymnasium

Join us in marking Israel's Memorial Day and celebrating Israel's Independence Day! Enjoy student Daglanut, Israeli music, ice cream, festive tefilla, and a dairy/parve buffet. Volunteers needed to serve food!
Updated! 9 am Mon, April 24 (through June 1) in ECP Hannah's Room

You bring your baby or toddler. We bring the coffee. Join six weekday playdates with Morah Dalia or Morah Lindsay! » More info
Continues 7:30 pm Wed, April 26 (through May 31) in ECP Hannah's Room

Join us for a FREE 7-week class on The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Tina Bryson, Ph.D. Each week will cover a different chapter and strategies. To join, all you need is your own copy of the book! » More Info
6 pm Tue, May 2 in the HS Beit Midrash

Join Student Support Services Director Jeanine Cox for an informative parent meeting: meet incoming staff, learn about new programming, review 2023-24 SSS Goals, and more.
Tue, May 3: HS Lag B'Omer Day Retreat at Collin County Adventure Camp
May 8-12: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 9-17: 8th Grade Israel Trip
1 pm Sun, May 21: High School Graduation at Tiferet Israel
Noon Thu, May 25: Early Dismissal - Erev Shavuot
Fri, May 26: No School - Shavuot
Mon, May 29: No School - Memorial Day
7 pm Mon, June 5: 8th Grade Celebration in Pollman Hall
Noon Wed, June 7: Early Dismissal - Last Day of School (ECP-8th Only)
Fri, June 9: Last Day of School (High School Only)
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.
Shabbat Shalom!