This Giving Tuesday, we ask you to join other supporters in helping us continue to nurture and inspire our students by visiting www.addlestone.org/giving.
Your donation will not only support our outstanding academic programs, but also help us attract and retain dedicated educators, maintain and improve our facilities, and offer diverse extracurricular activities that enrich our students' lives.
We are excited to share the incredible news that YOUR DONATION WILL BE MATCHED this year as part of our $250,000 match campaign. This means that your contribution will have double the impact, allowing us to further enhance our programs and support our students in their educational journey.
In these difficult times, there is no better way to prepare our students for the world around us, than through our comprensive dual curriculum that helps to build Jewish identites with a love for Israel as a central value.
Addlestone Hebrew Academy
Addlestone Hebrew Academy 1675 Wallenberg Blvd Charleston SC 29407 843-571-1105
Addlestone Hebrew Academy was founded in 1956 making it one of the oldest Jewish Day Schools in the country. We are accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and serve children 18 months through 8th grade. Addlestone offers an exceptional education that enriches our students intellectually, emotionally, an
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This Giving Tuesday, we ask you to join other supporters in helping us continue to nurture and inspire our students by visiting www.addlestone.org/giving.
...better known as T-U-R-K-E-Y day at Friday's alphabet parade!.. 🍁
On behalf of all of us at Addlestone Hebrew Academy, we would like to thank all of the students, teachers, staff, families, and supporters who make up our Addlestone family. We are immensely grateful for the privilege of knowing and nurturing these future Jewish leaders!
Happy Thanksgiving! 🧡🦃
✨NEW SERIES: ADDLESTONE'S CHAI ACHIEVERS✨
It's no secret that Addlestone Hebrew Academy has been home to successful Jewish leaders since 1956. Addlestone provides a superior STEAM and Judaic studies dual curriculum that prepares our students for competitive high schools, colleges and beyond.
You don't have to take our word for it. Hear our graduates' success stories from their point of view in our new series: "Addlestone's Chai Achievers." Today, we'll hear from recent graduate, Hadassah Sternfeld, who excels both inside and outside of the classroom at the University of Florida.
Is your child a "Chai Achiever"? Schedule a tour to learn more about the Addlestone experience - and pre-register for the annual AHA Community Chanukah Fair! - at www.addlestone.org.
🕎 Get ready to light up the fun at Addlestone Hebrew Academy's Annual Chanukah Fair!
🎉 Join us on December 3rd from 2-4 pm for an unforgettable celebration featuring falafel bowls, a velcro wall adventure, thrilling obstacle courses, kids' entertainment, Chanukah crafts & experiments, balloon art, and much more! Latkes and sufganiyot will also be available for purchase with all proceeds benefitting the 8th grade graduation trip to Israel.
🌟 Admission is FREE, but hurry, secure your spot by pre-registering at www.addlestone.org! Don't miss this festive extravaganza! 🎈✨
Thank you to City Councilman, Keith Waring (Council Member District 7) Chief of Police, Chito Walker for their visit to Addlestone today. 🚓
We appreciate your ongoing support in ensuring the safety of our school community. They visited the school to discuss the ongoing, greatly appreciated, police presence at Addlestone and to discuss opportunities to partner in future safety and security measures!
This is what Israel pride looks like. 🇮🇱
Addlestone Hebrew Academy students, parents, teachers, and supporters united with the Charleston Jewish community, Prizmah:CJDS, and Jewish communities from across the nation at the peaceful March for Israel in Washington, DC.
Together, we stand united against antiSemitism.
Together, we stand united for Israel.
We ARE Am Yisrael.
Please join us in wishing Nesiah Tovah (safe travels) to the Addlestone Hebrew Academy delegation as they journey to the March for Israel in Washington, DC. 🇮🇱
The ties our students form with Israel are profound, rooted in personal, spiritual, and emotional bonds. Unlike any other local school, our students gain a profound understanding of Israel's rich history and culture. They wiill unite with others, carrying with them the spirit of unity and the strength of our shared commitment to Am Yisrael.
In solidarity with Am Yisrael and in honor of Rosh Chodesh, students and staff are reminded to wear a blue and white shirt with uniform bottoms to school tomorrow.
Middle schoolers ventured beyond the classroom on their "School in the Woods" field trip. Just like at school, their days began with tefillot (prayers) followed by a curriculum enriched with outdoor activities. These included learning campground orientation with an emphasis on 'leave no trace' principles, taking on a thrilling ropes course challenge, stargazing, field observations, fishing, and practicing paracord knots and gotaku prints. In the evenings, they gathered around the campfire for song and reflection and Miss Mindy's famous "Hawkins Stew".
Aviva (7th grade) "...discovered that I like fishing a lot." A standout favorite was the Zoe (6th grade) wrote, "my favorite part was the challenge course. I liked it because I faced my fear of heights. It was very scary, but I liked it a lot". Noam (8th grade) "learned about teamwork and patience," while Maya (8th grade) "really enjoyed bonding with my friends. The ropes course really boosted my confidence and made me braver."
Todah Rabah to Miss Mindy Hawkins for planning this incredible field trip and to Rabbi Perton, Mrs. Peeples, Mrs. Moffet, and Morah Daphne for making "School in the Woods" successful!
Today, two special guests, Avraham and Sara, welcomed our students to their tent in commemoration of Parashat Vayera.
In the spirit of our warm and inclusive Jewish community day school, we look to Avraham and Sara as our role models. They embodied the Jewish value of hachnasat orchim (הכנסת אורחים) - not only inviting guests to their home, but making their guests feel honored, relaxed, and welcome. We celebrated Oneg Shabbat with special treats, grape juice, parsha stories, and, of course, music!
You're invited to learn more about our loving and welcoming Jewish community day school at www.addlestone.org.
Kol Hakavod to Benjamin (7th grade) and Zoe (6th grade) for showing kindness and helping their younger brother to read new books 📚 Submit your mitzvah note at addlestone.org and help fill our map of Israel with kindness pins! 🇮🇱
In Miss Jill's second grade class, every day at Addlestone is a MATTER of fun and learning! 🌱🔍🏀 Students ventured outside for STEAM and observed the physical properties of matter (texture, weight, shape, color, size) in our playground. They practiced quick math facts in a competitive game of Math Bingo, learned basketball in PE, and sang Israeli songs arm-in-arm with the middle school leaders. At Addlestone, we believe every day is a chance to explore, discover, and grow. Learn more at www.addlestone.org.
Our first graders are setting the bar so high, they're practically reading bedtime stories to Einstein! 📚🐛 While their peers across the nation may just be beginning to learn the ABCs, our first graders began the year reading up to a second grade level.
Using the aimsWeb Lexile Metric, typical first graders are expected to be read 0-10 words per minute accurately by winter. 67% of our current first graders have ALREADY surpassed that, with our strongest readers already reading between 69-113 words per minute. Did we mention, they are simultaneously learning to read and write in Hebrew with accuracy?
The bonds we form here are everlasting.
Riki Netanel and her students at Addlestone Hebrew Academy, Charleston, SC sent a greeting card to Ilana Mishiner at Alonim School בית ספר אלונים, Pardes-Hanna Karkur for her daughter, an officer who was injured, to get well soon.
A Class2Class connection through the Partnership's "Our Shared Story" platform - https://www.p2g-hadera-eiron.org.il/classroom-connections
Charleston Jewish Federation
Kol Hakavod to Edie (kindergarten) for performing mitzvot this week! Not only did she show kindness to strangers, she also helped her younger sister at the playground. Join Edie in the Addlestone Hebrew Academy Am Yisrael Mitzvah Campaign by submitting your child’s mitzvah note to tinyurl.com/mymitzvahnote. Help us reach our goal of 1000 mitzvah pins covering the map of Israel! 🇮🇱
Fight hate with love and mitzvot. 💙🤍
Remember to submit your mitzvah note to be added to our map of Israel at tinyurl.com/mymitzvahnote. Help us reach our goal of 1000 mitzvot!
AHA Lions ❤️ CHS PD!
Thank you to the Charleston Police Department for your mitzvah of keeping our precious school community safe and secure, especially over the past two weeks. Thank you for standing with us and standing with Am Yisrael. 🇮🇱
Jewish day school students show thanks to Charleston Police Department for heightened security measures CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Officers with the Charleston Police Department got a special surprise from students at Addlestone Hebrew Academy in West Ashley Friday. The police department tightened secu…
For today's mitzvah, we encourage you to ask your preschooler, "What do you NOAH 'bout this week's Parsha?" 🌊🦁🦁🦓🦓🦆🦆🚢
Send your answer to tinyurl.com/mymitzvahnote
This week in Early Childhood, the Creative Curriculum weekly theme centered around animals. Our preschoolers became familiar with categorizing and naming animals, including which ones are kosher! They engaged in a number of hands-on activities, such as building an ark, practicing animal sounds, painting two of each animal to refine their fine motor skills, and many other play-based stations.
Waiting for your AHA moment? Even if your child is not yet old enough to officially attend Addlestone, we invite you to join our FREE Baby and Me class taking place next Thursday at 9 AM. Registration required at tinyurl.com/babyandmeoct26
At Addlestone Hebrew Academy, we take immense pride in the Israel Defense Forces (), an army unparalleled in its commitment to moral and ethical values. 🇮🇱 It serves as a beacon of hope for our nation and the world. Completing mitzvot is a meaningful way for our children to directly contribute to the well-being of Israel and express solidarity with our soldiers. Joseph (2nd grade) recites the “Shema” and prayed for the IDF soldiers before bedtime. Help us add 1000 pins to our map of Israel by adding your mitzvah note at 👉 tinyurl.com/mymitzvahnote
We are showing our solidarity with Am Yisrael by completing mitzvot, meaningful acts of kindness. Today’s mitzvah is tzedakah, a value we instill in our students. Even before announcing the campaign, some of our middle schoolers took the initiative to host a tzedakah drive raising money for Israeli soldiers, including their former teacher, Moreh Avi. Maya, Aviva, Eleanor and Liat spent their weekend making handmade Israel bracelets filled with care and love that sold out within an hour. Kol Hakavod! 👏 Remember to submit your student’s mitzvah note to tinyurl.com/mymitzvahnote and help us reach our goal of 1000 pins 🇮🇱💙
Our students showed their true colors today: BLUE & WHITE! 💙🤍
In celebration of Rosh Chodesh, students typically wear white shirts. Today, on Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, they wore white AND blue to show our unwavering solidarity with the State of Israel. Am Yisrael Chai! 🇮🇱
עם ישראל חי 🇮🇱💙
Now and always, Addlestone Hebrew Academy stands united with Israel. With love and unwavering support, our lower school students sent these heartfelt letters to their peers in Israel. Each morning we pray, as a school, for the Israeli people, for the safe return of those taken captive, and for the safety of the Israel Defense Forces. Those serving include many family members, teachers, and alumni.
Together, we proudly declare: Am Yisrael Chai! 🇮🇱💙
Dear Members of the Addlestone Hebrew Academy Family,
I write to you today as a proud member of Am Yisroel, bound by the unbreakable ties that connect us all in times of joy and, most importantly, in times of adversity. As we stand together, we understand that when Israel is under attack, we are all under attack.
As a father, my heart is heavy with the knowledge that my son, a combat soldier, has been deployed to the tumultuous Gaza region. Yet, my thoughts extend to every parent whose children have been called upon to defend our cherished homeland. It is in these moments of solidarity and shared sacrifice that our bond as a community grows stronger.
At Addlestone Hebrew Academy, we take immense pride in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), an army unparalleled in its commitment to moral and ethical values. It serves as a beacon of hope for our nation and the world. However, it is vital that we collectively recognize that while Israel remains resilient and determined, the scourge of terror must be brought to an end. Our unwavering support for the IDF is a testament to our dedication to this noble cause, and our commitment to Israel is at the heart of our school's mission. This morning, I am holding an assembly with students in 3rd-8th grades to convey our message of resilience and our commitment to Israel.
In the face of adversity, questions may arise as to how this situation came to be. However, at this moment, our focus must be on the here and now. Our thoughts and prayers are with the brave citizens of Israel, who endure these trying times with courage and fortitude.
Our deepest condolences go out to the families who have lost loved ones in these turbulent days. Their sacrifice is immeasurable, and we share in their grief. Additionally, we fervently hope and pray that the innocent captives will be brought home swiftly and unharmed, for their safe return is our utmost concern.
Together, we shall weather this storm, and together, we will prevail.
May our prayers and support serve as a source of strength for our beloved Israel, and may peace soon grace our land.
Feeling grateful for the warmth and togetherness we experienced as an during today’s Shabbat B’Sukkah celebration!
Lower school students showed their knowledge of the difference between kosher and non-kosher sukkot during an edible sukkah building contest. The edible sukkot served as a delicious dessert after outdoor lunch. We would like to thank Rabbi Mimran, Jessica Bennett, and our dedicated Parent Teacher Volunteers for all of their help in constructing this special Sukkah.
Third and fourth grade students embarked visited Synagogue Emanu-El's sukkah - named the "largest sukkah in the South", while our Middle School students had an enriching visit at the home of Rabbi P, playing a taste test where members of the winning team brought home gold medals. Chag Sameach & we’ll see you tomorrow for Shabbat in the Sukkah!
🌿 Early Childhood classes have been learning about Sukkot all week and gearing up for their field trip to the school sukkah this Friday!
EC and kindergarten families are invited to join us at Addlestone this Friday at 11:15 as we celebrate שבת בסוכה Shabbat in the Sukkah with songs, dancing, and joy!
AHA Tiny Tots present THE BOOK OF YONAH! 🐳 From sensory bins and art projects to captivating stories and felt boards, Tiny Tots learned Jewish values as we integrated this story into our Creative Curriculum. Discover your and schedule a tour of EC today!
Today was a beautiful day of reflection and community as our lower and middle school students practiced Tashlich - casting their symbolic sins into a nearby stream. Between prayers, they took a moment to ponder two things they'd like to improve in the upcoming year. Then, they met with EC for an impromptu Shabbat celebration on the playground.
What a special way to connect, learn, and grow together! Here's to a year filled with growth, positivity, and beautiful memories ahead. Wishing our Addlestone family a G'mar Chatima Tova and Shabbat Shalom!
👩🍳🧑🍳Middle schoolers are in for an exciting culinary adventure this year as they begin our newest elective course: Introduction to Jewish Cooking!
Under the guidance of Chef Jeff Bigda, they mastered Israeli salad - learning to skillfully balance the perfect amount of lemon juice to enhance flavor without overwhelmingly the senses. 🍋 They also visited Congregation Dor Tikvah's kitchen, where Chef Marcie Rosenberg of Dining In guided them in crafting delectable rugelach. 🥮 While cooking, Chef Marcie regaled students with stories of how her own children's lifelong friendships cultivated at Addlestone.
In a blind taste test judged by Ms. Peeples, Ms. Brown, and Ms. Moffet, the raspberry cinnamon rugelach was victorious!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
Shana Tova Lekulam🍎🍯 שנה טובה לכולם
BSBI Synagogue, Charleston, SC Congregation Dor Tikvah Synagogue Emanu-El Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) Reform Jewish Congregation of Charleston Charleston Jewish Federation Jewish Family Services of Greater Charleston Chabad of Charleston - Center for Jewish Life College of Charleston Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program Charleston PJ Library and PJ Our Way
🖊️ From the Pen of Rabbi Boruch Perton, Head of School:
As adults, what are our fondest memories of Rosh Hashanah?
For some, it’s the simple pleasure of dipping apples in honey, while others hold dear the resonating sound of the Shofar in the Beit Knesset (synagogue). And for many, the heartwarming tradition of hosting family for a beautiful dinner with round Challah defines this special holiday.
Personally, my most cherished memories revolve around spending time with my grandparents, with whom I shared a deep connection. It wasn’t just about the food - although my grandmother’s matzah balls could rival golf balls in their density - but rather the priceless moments spent with them on Rosh Hashanah.
As we approach this meaningful holiday, whether we celebrate it as a gastronomic festival or as a day of intense Tefila (prayer) and hearing the Shofar, we all have a unique opportunity this weekend. What do we want our children to remember about their Rosh Hashanah experiences as they grow up?
Here at AHA, we’ve dedicated weeks to preparing for Rosh Hashanah. The resonating sound of the Shofar fills the school’s hallways, and you can take a peek into our campus in this Shana Tova music video. Our dedicated teachers are crafting creative art projects with their students, and just this week, we came together for our annual Shuk Tishrei - Pre-Rosh Hashanah Market. Today, we’ll send home children who are brimming with excitement and readiness for the New Year. Now, the opportunity is yours to seize.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, our administration, dedicated teachers, and staff, I extend warm wishes to each and every one of you for a Shana Tova U’Metuka- a Sweet and Wonderful New Year.
May this year be filled with abundant blessings, resounding success, and robust health. May it bring you moments of pride and Nachat from your children, and may it usher in an era of peace, not only here in Charleston but also in Israel and around the world!
Shana Tova Lekulam! Happy New Year to Everyone! !שנה טובה לכולם Wishing everyone a sweet and joyous New Year 5784. To learn more about the Addlestone experience and schedule a tour, please contact Danna Cook at danna.cook...
Fourth graders are studying multiplicative comparisons in math this week. They are using "Cuisenaire Rods", which are engaging manipulatives that are assigned their values based on their lengths in centimeters.
They can be used to solve multiplication and division problems on a centimeter tape measure.
Students use a number of hands-on classroom resources to solve multiplication and division problems, but we think these RODS are the most RAD!
🎼We have a STRUM-believable limited time oppportunity for our 2nd-4th graders! There are still TWO seats left in Mr. G's afterschool Ukulele lessons on Tuesdays from 3:45-4:30 PM, where your child can learn to play and read music just like this.
Register today at https://tinyurl.com/lionsdenfall23
Mr. G (Gregory Guay) holds a Master of Music in Classical Guitar and is the founder of Lowco Suzuki Guitar. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions!
Parents, please join us next Wednesday as our community of licensed professionals provide guidance on:
Communicating grief with children
Answering difficult questions surrounding death
Healing and moving forward following a tragedy
Interactive exercises to practice at home with children
Kindly RSVP to Kathryn Lemon ([email protected]), who can answer any questions and help coordinate childcare should you require it.
Spread some sweetness this Rosh Hashanah! 🍯✨
Our 8th graders are gearing up for an unforgettable Israel trip, and YOU can help make it happen:
📥 Download the order form at https://tinyurl.com/hhbakesale23
🏢 Submit your completed form to the Addlestone front desk by September 12.
🍯 Pick up your treats on Friday, September 15 from 11 AM-1 PM at AHA and enjoy!
INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE!
The safety of our school community is of the utmost importance to us. In accordance with our inclement weather policy, Addlestone Hebrew Academy will adhere to the following schedule for all EC-8th grade students and staff:
⛈️ TODAY, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 - 12:30 PM DISMISSAL
☔ THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 - SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED
🌧️ NO LION'S DEN AUGUST 30-31
We have made this decision to ensure the safety of our school community during potential hazards posed by Hurricane Idalia. Please take all necessary precautions to stay safe and informed. While we are committed to offering ongoing supervision until 2:00 PM tomorrow.
Your safety and well-being are important to us, and we encourage you to take all necessary precautions. If you have any concerns, questions, or needs, please don't hesitate to let us know. We are here to support you in any way we can.
Over 300 members of our extended Addlestone family joined together to MEAT up at the annual Grill & Chill Back to School barbecue! 🤩 Thank you to the Parent Teacher Volunteers (PTV) and staff who organized an exceptional evening with delicious kosher barbecue and treats and water slide entertainment fit for all ages. We enjoyed schmoozing with new and returning families and teachers, and we left FIRED UP for the 23-24 school year at AHA! 🔥🎉
What ADDLE-lightful first day back at Addlestone Hebrew Academy with our lower and middle schoolers! We are well on our way to a year of positivity with these bright, young leaders!
🦁 PAWS what you're doing and sign up for Lion's Den after school enrichment activities, because Friday's registration deadline is quickly approaching! From coding to cardio and everything in between, you won't want to miss out.
Questions? Email [email protected].
Register today at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9aQJmu1wRgvg7JWdQV_dJm9SnR2DzNtEJvPNJOOWIbENT1w/viewform?pli=1
Reminder for 1st-8th grade AHA parents!
RSVP to Back to School Night & Meet the Teachers here 👇
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