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Adath Hebrew School

Judaism has always emphasized education and never more so than at Adath Israel with educational opportunities for youngsters of all ages.

Our congregational school, Adath Hebrew Academyis a unique and progressive supplementary school that empowers our students to create their own personal A-HA moments on their educational journey from JK to Grade 6.

For those looking for information about preschool, Adath Israel is proud to be partnering with Torah Tots which operates a preschool and daycare in our downstairs area.

Click the links in the menu for more information about each school.

Adath Hebrew Academy

 

WHO ARE WE?

Adath Hebrew Academy is a unique and progressive supplementary school that empowers your children to create their own personal A-HA moments on their educational journey from JK to Grade 6. We educate our students in the spirit of Judaism – traditions & customs, circle of life, and B’nai Mitzvah preparation – so they will become:

• Confident Hebrew readers who are Bar/Bat Mitzvah ready
• Deeply connected to Jewish culture, history and Israel
• Comfortable participating in Shabbat & Holiday prayers
• Engaged with new Jewish friends

 

OUR VISION

At Adath Hebrew Academy, we teach our students to become involved, committed, and engaged members of the Jewish community.  Our staff is devoted to engaging children in hands-on experiential learning, inspiring them to embrace their faith and Jewish heritage.

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

Arin Otis (arin@adathisrael.com)is excited to join the Adath Hebrew Academy team for the 5784 (2023-2024) school year as Principal. Arin has 28 years in education, including the past 15 years as an administrator. Arin holds a Master’s Degree and his Principal and Supervisory Officer qualifications. Arin’s two university-aged children are proud graduates of the A-HA program, from a few short years ago.

Jaime Cohen (jaime@adathisrael.com) is thrilled to be joining the Adath Hebrew Academy team as Vice Principal for the 5784 (2023-2024) school year. Jaime is an experienced York Region District School Board teacher who graduated High School from CHAT before doing her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education at Queens University.

 

REGISTER

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for registration details. Please note: Registration is now closed for the 2023-24 school year. Registration for 2024-2025 will open late spring.

 

SCHOOL TERM

The school term will begin on Sunday, October 15 for all grades from JK – Grade 6, running from 9:30am-12:15pm. Classes will run until May 12, 2024. Tuesday sessions begin October 17th, 2023 for students in Grades 3 to 6, and run from 4:30pm to 6:15pm.

Please click HERE for our Annual Calendar for 2023-2024.

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

At Adath Hebrew Academy, our teachers strive to provide students with an opportunity to develop enhanced principles, concepts, skills, and understandings of the Hebrew language and Jewish celebrations and fesitvals as they progress through each grade. Our curriculum goals include:

  • Educating our students in the spirit of Judaism – traditions, customs, circle of life and prepare them for their Bar/ Bat Mitzvah.
  • Making connections to our students’ real-world life experiences through teaching stories of the Torah and its significance in creating the foundation of Jewish traditions and values.
  • Establishing a deep love for Judaism and connection to the Land of Israel.
  • Addressing real-life current issues at an age-appropriate level. 

Additional Curriculum Features include:

  • Experiential-based activities and group work which foster collaboration and relationship building among students
  • Resource support (if required)
  • Shinshinim (Click HERE)
  • Jewish and Hebrew Music from our Cantors
  • Grade 3 – Siddur Ceremony with our Clergy
  • Grade 3-6 weekly prayers and discussions with our Clergy
  • Shabbat Morning Services and special family services
  • Giving back to our community

 

A-HA CONVENIENCE PROGRAM

We believe in the merit of Hebrew School two days each week for students in Grades 3 to 6.  We also understand the challenges of bringing your children to Adath Israel on Tuesday afternoons.  So, we are committed to continuously expanding and improving our A-HA Convenience Program to make it easier for your family by offering the following:

  • Supervised walk-over service from Summit Heights (Tuesdays at 3:40 pm)
  • Supervision after-school until classes begin (Tues: 3:45-4:30 pm)
  • Parent-led carpool 
  • Tuesday parent "drop-in" lounge

 

A-HA INCENTIVE PROGRAM - REFERRALS

  • For returning families who refer a new student, we will reimburse $50/student from your tuition.
  • For new families attending our Hebrew School for the first time, we will reimburse $50/new student from your tuition as our welcome gift.

For further questions about the A-HA incentive program, please contact Ronly Doron, our Administrative Assistant, at the office. All contact details will be provided below.

 

2023-2024 REGISTRATION DETAILS, FEE SCHEDULE & EARLY BIRD OFFER

Registration must be completed online for the 2023-2024 school year on our ShulCloud database.  Please click HERE to begin For questions about payment, please call Financial Manager, Perry Zosky at 416.635.5340 (307). To take a closer look at our FEE SCHEDULE, please click HERE to download a PDF version. Please note our payment options:

Early Bird 1 Offer – Pay in Full (Ends June 25):

  • Register and PAY THE EARLY BIRD PRICE IN FULL by June 25, 2023.
  • Qualify for Early Bird pricing and also receive a credit for $100 per child to use towards your next synagogue membership payment OR an additional $50 off school tuition.

Early Bird 2 Offer – Deposit Only:

  • Register with a deposit of $150 (per student) by June 25, 2023 to hold your spot.
  • See payment schedule below for Early Bird pricing.

Regular Payment Program: 

  • After June 25, 2023 a deposit of $150 is due upon registration.
  • Installment payments must begin no later than September 1.
  • Final payment is due by Nov 1.

UJA Community Scholarship

Adath Israel is partnering again with the UJA Federation to offer Financial support through UJA Community Scholarships:

  • For more details about the program, please click HERE.
  • Please contact the UJA at 416.635.2833 for details.
  • Click HERE to apply confidentially through the UJA.

 

REFUND POLICY

The refund policy for a student who withdraws from Adath Hebrew Academy prior to or during the 2023-2024 school year is outlined below. Or click HERE to review on our dedicated webpage.

Deposit Fully refundable until September 1
Until Sept. 11, 2023 A full refund of tuition payments less your $150 deposit
Sept 12 – Oct 2, 2023 Pay a $200 Administration Fee
From October 3+ No Refund

 

QUESTIONS & CONTACT DETAILS:

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Is there any sibling discount for families sending more than one child to A-HA?

  • No, discounts are not available for TWO siblings.
  • If a third child is enrolled, we will meet with the family to coordinate fair savings for the third enrolled child.

The early bird offers include either $100 or $50 Adath Dollars.  Is that an additional decrease from the early bird price listed on the fee schedules linked in the email?

  • Early Bird 1 pricing is available for those who pay in full by June 25, for which you will also receive a $100 deduction on your next membership payment or on this year’s tuition fees.
  • However because of the inflexibility of the ShulCloud payment system, we encourage anyone interested in an Early Bird offer to call Perry Zosky, Financial Manager at 416 635 5340 (307).

For the Early Bird Offer 2, do I have to pay the full rate?

  • No, the Early Bird Offer2 was included so parents could reserve their child’s spot for just a $150 deposit, and by doing so, they receive the Early Bird tuition.
  • Families do not have to start paying tuition fees until after June 25 and must begin no later than Sept. 1.
  • Final payments are due by November 1st. 

Is the deposit refundable? Until when?

  • See above

Does the deposit count toward the fees or is that in addition to the fees? 

  • Yes, the $150 deposit does count towards tuition.  A reminder, if you are taking advantage of the Early Bird 1 offer, you must pay in full at the time of registration (and no later than June 25) and we encourage you to speak with Financial Manager, Perry Zosky to help you through the process.

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Tue, 16 April 2024 8 Nisan 5784