Remember, though we may be social distancing, we are not socially isolated. Please use this opportunity to spread kindness (not germs!), spend time with family and keep in touch with us by sharing your experiences on social media using #AHAeveryday. You can find additional parent and student extracurricular resources below that are designed to help us stay connected.

Now enrolling for the 2020-2021 academic year! Please contact julie.murden@addlestone.org with inquiries.

Jessica Bennett
Families with individual business needs
Danna Cook
Challenge submissions or feedback regarding the virtual portal
Ora Davies
Social-emotional needs and questions
Ariela Davis
Judaic education questions
Nancy Peeples
General education questions

We must remember the past to build the future.

On April 19, we joined our partners from the Charleston Jewish Federation’s Remember Program as they hosted Charleston’s Virtual Holocaust Remembrance Event. Rabbi Paul, head of school, recounted the story of Solly Gainor and Chiune Sugihara.

Small acts of kindness, like this little boy’s, literally saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust. We honor his memory and the other 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust’s memory today by remembering to include those who are excluded, by doing seemingly small acts of kindness that may actually turn out to be large acts of kindness indeed.

Click here to watch Charleston’s Virtual Holocaust Remembrance Event in its entirety.

“This is not business as usual and it is unethical to act as if it could be. No one can (or should) expect the COVID-19 schooling happening at home to be anything close to usual, and perhaps this moment is providing all of us a chance to do something different: learn to be.”

I encourage you to read this poignant opinion piece, This is Not Home Schooling, Distance Learning or Online Schooling, written by education policy commentator, Maureen Downey here.

During these times of uncertainty, one thing we must always keep in mind is perseverance – sticking with something even through difficulty or without immediate success. Click on my video below to hear about two of my personal role models for perseverance.  Wishing you all good health and perseverance through these times.

Never, never, never give up from Addlestone Hebrew Academy on Vimeo.

Zoom is a free, web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Zoom offers quality video, audio, and a wireless screen-sharing performance across Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems.

1. Go to Zoom.us

2. Click the “Join a Meeting” tab. You can find the tab on the top right corner of the homepage

3. When prompted, add your designated Meeting ID (The Meeting ID can be a 9, 10, or 11-Digit number provided by the teacher). Don’t know your meeting ID? Contact your teacher here https://addlestone.org/academics/faculty-and-board/

4. You’re in!

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806-Frequently-Asked-Questions

You can help your preschooler better understand COVID-19 with this simple story  http://anyflip.com/rtbxg/bdsj/basic

Try this experiment with your preschooler to help them visualize how handwashing can repel germs!

Pesach (Passover) begins in the evening of April 8 and ends in the evening of April 16.

You can find resources from Addlestone’s Judaic Studies Department and our community partners below.

Continue to check back for updates. For additional extracurricular student resources, please visit the student portal.

Students of all ages can enjoy this Pesach Fun Kit compiled by youth directors across the United States.

You can download this free printable booklet filled with Pesach games and activities here.

You’re invited to play in the #GreatAfikomanHunt! 

In partnership with @BBYOInsider and friends across the global Jewish community, you can join in fun challenges and