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Hebrew Academy Student Earns 2nd Place In Scripps Spelling Bee

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Hebrew Academy student Jack Benveniste-Plitt wins 2nd place at the Scripps Spelling Bee.

Nerve-wracking, exciting, and really hard is the way that fifth grader Jack Benveniste-Plitt described his experience as the Hebrew Academy elementary school representative at the Miami Herald’s 72nd Annual Spelling Bee competition on March 6 at Jungle Island.

Jack’s hard work really paid off, as he placed 2nd out of 196 4th and 5th grade contestants from all over Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

Jack, who has represented the school two years in a row (by winning the class bees), attributes his success to being well prepared. “I studied a lot and then my dad tested me on the words and I figured out the words I had to focus on.”

Although he spent a lot of free time studying, Jack also balanced schoolwork, playing on the Little Warrior basketball team, and taking guitar lessons.

What’s next for Jack? “I’m going to Disney World to celebrate!” he exclaimed.

Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy Launches Project

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

The RASG Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach recently launched Project Hemshech. The new project places young rabbis who primarily study in kollel to study with 12th grade students from local Jewish Day Schools. The students gain from the individualized learning in a small group with a young dynamic rabbi, and the rabbis have the opportunity to start off their careers in Jewish education.

Rabbi Josh Musicant works with Eliezer Barman and Shmuel Zidel (pointing) during a Project Hemshech study period.

The group at the Hebrew Academy began recently with three rabbis from the Miami Choshen Mishpat Kollel, headed by Rabbi Schoen and affiliated with Rabbi Yochanan Zweig and Talmudic University, and seven Hebrew Academy seniors. The students study the sections of Talmud in Hebrew Academy’s new beit midrash.

Rabbi David Wechsler, Hebrew Academy’s mashgiach ruchani, oversees Project Hemshech. Rabbi Wechsler said he hopes to “expand the program further with more senior student participation in the near future.”

The RASG Hebrew Academy is an Orthodox Jewish day school serving students from birth through grade 12. Its goal is to inspire and equip students to reach their fullest potential both academically and spiritually and instill eternal Torah values in a changing world.

For more information about Project Hemshech, contact Rabbi David Wechsler at dwechsler@rasg.org or call 305-532-6421.

RASG Hebrew Academy Prepares For Chanukah

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

RASG Hebrew Academy will celebrate Chanukah in unique style for each of the eight days of the holiday. Every day (From December 21-December 28), students will light the chanukiah (menorah) at morning assembly together in the Hebrew Academy Auditorium at 8:00 am.

December 22 will bring Shooby Doob Shloimy to the Hebrew Academy for a concert at 10 a.m. in the school auditorium.

To recall the miracle of oil that lasted for eight days and nights, the Hebrew Academy Middle School will appreciate a fried food festival during lunch at noon on “Fry Day” December 23.

On December 23, the Kindergarten will present a Chanukah performance at 9 a.m. in the school auditorium.

December 28 (the last day of Chanukah) will feature the Early Childhood Department’s Chanukah Song and Dance Festival in the school auditorium at 9 a.m.

Additionally, as tzedakah projects for the month of Kislev, elementary students are running a book drive and high school students are running an Aleph Institute Toy Drive to provide gifts that will be given to children in the Jewish community whose families cannot afford Chanukah gifts.

The Hebrew Academy (2400 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach) is an Orthodox day school, serving students from birth through Grade 12, that inspires and equips students to achieve their greatest potential both academically and spiritually by focusing on their individual attributes and instilling eternal Torah values in a changing world.
For more information about these and other events at the Hebrew Academy please contact Ami Eskanos at 305-532-6421, ext 105.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/rasg-hebrew-academy-prepares-for-chanukah/2011/12/15/

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