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RASG Hebrew Academy Holds H.S. Graduation

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy held its high school graduation on May 22. The lights were dimmed as the class of 2012 walked down the center aisle to the stage. The ceremony began with a blessing given to the parents and teachers of the 40 graduates.

The audience was then treated to a delightful video. Each student was featured as a baby and then as a high school graduate in cap and gown.

Inspiring speeches were given by Hebrew Academy board president Leah Klein and head of school Dr. Roni Raab. Graduating seniors Brianna Cohen (Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Congressional Award winner), Rebecca Masin (salutatorian), and Ron Lipkin (valedictorian) each spoke. They shared their thoughts about reaching the milestone of high school graduation.

One by one, graduates were called to center stage to receive their diplomas. Finally, there was one more “graduate” to address: English department chairperson Mrs. Ellen Averbook, who was retiring after 26 years of dedication to the RASG Hebrew Academy.

The entire graduating class has been accepted by prestigious universities, yeshivot and seminaries in the United States and worldwide. Many of the graduates were recipients of academic and athletic awards.

RASG Hebrew Academy is an Orthodox college and yeshiva preparatory day school serving children through grade 12. The school inspires and equips students to reach their fullest potential by focusing on their individual attributes and instilling eternal Torah values in a changing world.

For more information about the Hebrew Academy, contact Ami Eskanos at 305-532-6421, ext. 105, or aeskanos@rasg.org.

Hebrew Academy Israel Trip – ‘It Was Life-Changing’

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy is a religious Zionist school. It has been in existence for over 64 years and had never had an official school-sponsored trip to Israel. Until this year.

After months of planning, and a generous grant from the Falic family, 32 high school sophomores and juniors embarked on the first-ever Hebrew Academy High School trip to Israel. Ten days of climbing, swimming, learning, davening, digging (and some sleeping) took the kids from Masada, Ein Gedi and Yam HaMelach to Gush Etzion, Hebron, Efrat and, of course, Jerusalem.

For a third of the group, it was their first time in Israel. As sophomore Kevin Abadi tells it, “I was able to see many historical and spiritual sites and have them explained to me. I was able to connect them all and achieve far greater comprehension of Israel’s history than before. This trip was as much fun as it was educational.”

The trip, which started at Independence Hall in Tel Aviv and concluded with a Shabbat in Yerushalayim, coincided with Yom Ha’zikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut. The students were able to experience and feel, firsthand, a roller coaster of emotions over that 48-hour period. As 16-year old Jordana Rotenberg recalls, “The fact that we were able to stand in the same place where Israel was declared a state sent shivers down my spine. It was amazing to look around and see all my friends listening as the guide was telling us the exact words that made this state possible.”

“V’shavu vanim l’gvulam” (“and the children returned to their borders”) was selected as the theme of the trip and will become an annual part of the school’s high school curriculum. As a participant summed it up, “It was an amazing opportunity that I guarantee no one will ever forget. It was really life changing.”

The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy is an Orthodox, college and yeshiva prep, day school serving students through Grade 12 that inspires and equips students to meet their fullest potential both academically and spiritually by focusing on their individual attributes and instilling eternal Torah values in a changing world.

For more information about the school’s Israel experience, contact Dr. Roni Raab, Head of School, at (305) 532-6421 ext. 113.

Rochelle Malek Honored As Eshet Chayil

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy held its 64thAnnual Event on Sunday evening, January 8. The lavish evening was hosted by local television personality Rosh Lowe and honorary event chair Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. More than $750,000 was raised for the Hebrew Academy Scholarship Fund.

Robyn Malek (right), Hebrew Academy director of development, and Rochelle Malek, Eshet Chayil Woman of Valor Award recipient.

Rochelle Malek received the Eshet Chayil Woman of Valor Award for her phenomenal dedication to the school and the Miami Beach community. Rochelle uses her talents to contribute in many ways. She is an active and involved member of many important organizations and groups.

Ms. Malek, who was married to former Miami Beach mayor Joe Malek, a”h, is a devoted mother, grandmother and sister, as well as a community powerhouse, respected and loved by all.

Other awards were presented throughout the evening. Senator Marco Rubio received the Community Service Award for his resolute support of the community. The Alumni Spotlight Award went to Tamra Fox-Meyerson for her vision and endeavors on behalf of the school. Morah Gail Davis received the Excellence in Education Award for her years of service to the school and students.

Norma Reiz and Diana Kurtzer were awarded with the Commitment to Excellence Award. These two dedicated women in the west-campus office have always been there for students, teachers and parents.

The Hebrew Academy is an Orthodox day school serving children from birth through Grade 12. RASG equips students to reach their fullest potential both academically and spiritually and instills eternal Torah values in a changing world.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/community/south-florida/rochelle-malek-honored-as-eshet-chayil/2012/01/27/

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