Robbins Hebrew Academy and DANI students
Building Relationships - Grade 7 students from Robbins Hebrew Academy are seen here with participants of the DANI program in Toronto. This was the final of several workshops between the two groups to continue building relationships and to learn from one another.
Bialik Hebrew Day School Announces the Groundbreaking of Its Second Home
To be located on the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus
After years of planning, it is with great excitement that the Bialik Family announces the groundbreaking of its new second home on the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus. The groundbreaking will take place on Monday, June 18th, 2012 at 6:00pm. The ceremony and celebration, followed by refreshments, will be held at 180 Ilan Ramon Boulevard.
Bialik Hebrew Day School – the Ben and Edith Himel Education Centre on the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus – will open its doors to children in Vaughan in September 2013, beginning with JK, SK and grade one.
Construction on Phase One of the new school will begin this summer. Ultimately, Bialik’s second home will be able to accommodate 800 students, and will include a unique Israel Interactive Centre, an auditorium/gymnasium, an art room, a fully-equipped resource centre and state-of-the-art technology.
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Beth SHolom Hebrew School
Robbins Hebrew Academy Bayview students held their 4th Annual ‘Relay for Life’ fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society
Students raised more than $3,600 for Cancer Research and learned how to reduce the risk of Cancer in their own lives. Students participated in activities that reflected the theme ‘Live Well’. Pictured here the students are creating cereal necklaces.
Yom Ha'tzmaut at Beth Sholom Hebrew School
In honour of Yom Ha'atzmaut, students at Beth Sholom Hebrew School created maps of Israel using icing and candy. Working with laminated outline maps of Israel, students designated the sea with blue jelly bellies, the desert with tan and yellow, jelly bellies, green areas with green jelly bellies, mountain with Hershey Kisses and cities with candy lego bricks. In preparation the students had in class sessions learning about the geography of Israel, the history of Zionism and the meaning of the words of Hatikvah. After their maps were completed and photographed, they ate the results of their labor.
Kachol Lavan the Centre for Hebrew & Israel studies Passover celebrations
Kachol Lavan the Centre for Hebrew & Israel studies (KLC) held a model Seder at its Thornhill woods campus on April 1st. KLC model Seder is a well known tradition and a great family event. There were two Seders that took place: one in the morning and the second at noon. Over 800 hundreds students and their families participated in both Seders.
Students from the different grades read from the Hagada, sang songs, asked the 4 questions and made this Seder a memorable experience. Sherry Kulman the executive director of The Schwartz Reisman Centre brought greeting on behalf of the Schwartz Reisman Centre to all the participants.
DR. Aaron M. Nussbaum Award 2011-2012
Robbins Hebrew Academy (RHA) is again pleased to welcome applications for the Dr. Aaron M. Nussbaum Award. This annual award is presented to a deserving RHA graduate applying to an undergraduate or graduate program for the purpose of furthering his or her Jewish Education.
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Applications are available by contacting Cathy Doomernik at (416) 224-8737, ext. 146, or by e-mail, email@example.com
Robbins Hebrew Academy Rocks the Caribou Math Competition
Thirty-five of Robbins Hebrew Academy’s Grade 7 and 8 students from Bayview and Bathurst Campuses wrote the challenging on-line Caribou math contest hosted by Brock University. All of the students were engaged for the full hour and enjoyed the experience. Fifteen hundred and eighty students wrote the contest in the province of Ontario and nineteen hundred and twenty five students wrote the contest nationwide. Twenty-five of our students were in the 50th percentile. Congratulations are extended to all students. A special mention goes to Lewis Ashley from the Bayview Campus who placed 1st place overall for private school boards and 8th overall in the province. We appreciate Mrs. Damelin’s and Mrs. Sachar’s leadership of the mathematics enrichment opportunities being offered to our Middle School students and we look forward to the next Caribou math contest which will be held in January.
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Robbins Hebrew Academy student wins JNF video contest
Each year the Jewish National Fund runs a video contest. The winner receives 2 tickets to Israel and the video is shown at the Negev Dinner. Yuval Smith, a Grade 5 student at Robbins Hebrew Academy Bayview Campus, has been selected as the 2011 winner of the JNF Video Contest. Through computer animation Yuval brought the JNF Blue Box to life in a creative video that explains the great work that the JNF does and how donations are used.
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The Toronto Heschel School
Grade 8 students Brian Jadd and Sarah Pollock from The Toronto Heschel School listen as a staff member from the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine explains stem cell research. The Heschel students were the first student group to visit the lab and they responded with awe and wonder.
at The Toronto Heschel School involved with the Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) and Tarbut (Culture) committees organized a THINK PINK day in order to raise money for breast cancer research. The students raised funds by selling bracelets and taking photos in a photo booth.
Students in Junior High
During this year of Hebrew school, my class has been talking about mitzvahs. To me, a mitzvah is something you do for someone else, like raking or gardening for a neighbour , helping friends and family. I do mitzvahs for others because it makes me feel really good inside and out.
As a mitzvah, I wanted to donate my hair because I knew that another child or adult would enjoy it as much as I do now, and I believe that donating my hair could make someone happier. I think it’s a mitzvah because I’m giving my hair to someone else to enjoy.I asked and wanted my mom to donate her hair with me because it made me feel like we were doing a DOUBLE mitzvah, helping two kids. I chose her because it was a goal I knew we could reach together, and she would support me and I would support her.
By Mya Lax, age 8
The Inter-School Collaboration for Conservation Quantification venture proposal calls for grade 8 students and teachers of two local day schools, The Leo Baeck Day School and Robbins Hebrew Academy, to understand their impact on reducing energy consumption. Grade 8 students will develop measurable energy reduction actions in their schools.
“This project will be a learning experience for our students and will teach them to become responsible local and global citizens,” said Eric Petersiel, Head of School at The Leo Baeck Day School. “It will not only bring awareness among children about energy conservation but will also expose them to many educational components such as use of social media, collaboration, goal setting, quantitative measurement and more,” said Claire Sumerlus, Head of School at Robbins Hebrew Academy. The collaboration process has been both fulfilling and gratifying. Working together in partnership is broadening both schools’ horizons locally as well as enabling students to connect with others around the world. Schools will communicate through the use of social media and web technology in order to develop these quantitative measurements.
The RHA/Leo Baeck joint proposal has successfully progressed to the third round, winning $1,000 along the way. The ten finalists will now take part in the ClimateSpark Accelerate Venture Development camp, where they will be matched up with expert advisors to discuss how best to further develop their ventures. Then they will get a chance to present their ventures to a panel of investors, who have earmarked $50,000 for climate friendly social ventures. The three winning proposals will be announced on February 3, 2012. To find out more about Climate Spark and all the proposals, go to www.climatespark.ca.