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The end of a school year provides students and parents with time to reflect and revel in the many accomplishments that take place during the school year. At Hebrew Academy (RASG) there have been a multitude of events to provide such an opportunity:

Pre-Kindergarten Graduation: The end of early childhood marks the beginning of elementary school and this requires a celebration. Hebrew Academy pre-K students sang and danced their way from pre-K and into kindergarten with a festive performance followed by a family reception.


Grade 1 Shabbat Around the World: Many countries, many customs, one Shabbat. The first grade students at Hebrew Academy explored the countries of their family’s origin and shared family Shabbat traditions in a presentation called Shabbat Around the World. After learning about many different aspects of Shabbat through “Shabbat Interactive,” a multimedia interactive curriculum program, the students wowed their families with interesting facts and Shabbat songs from around the globe.

Grade 3 Siyum: Third grade at Hebrew Academy is a big year, what with conquering multiplication tables, Rashi script, and more. Students in Kittah Gimmel showed their families everything thing they learned through songs and spoken presentations at a very festive Grade 3 Siyum.

Above: Kittah Aleph students celebrate how Shabbat is celebrated around the world.
Below: Middle school students celebrate their 8th grade graduation.

Middle School Graduation: At Hebrew Academy, the end of middle school is exciting. Final exams are complete, and an amazing trip to Washington D.C. is the feather in the graduating cap of students who have been learning about American history all year. Sandwiched between these rites of passage is the grade-eight graduation. The festivities include an awards luncheon where each student received a special accolade and a graduation ceremony with caps and gowns. Middle school graduates of the Hebrew Academy’s Charlotte Rohr Middle School beam with pride and spirit.

High School Graduation: Nothing is more delightful than high school graduation. At The Hebrew Academy’s Fana Holtz High School Graduation, each graduate received the expected diploma – but, unique to Hebrew Academy, each graduate also received a personalized tribute from school administration touting the accomplishments, unique personality traits, and college/yeshiva acceptances of each student. This personal touch is typical of the Hebrew Academy’s drive to know each student and help them develop to their fullest potential.

RASG Hebrew Academy is an Orthodox college and yeshiva preparatory school, serving students through grade 12.The school strives to inspires and equip students to meet their greatest potential both academically and spiritually by focusing on their individual attributes and instilling eternal Torah values in a changing world.


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Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.