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Akiba Atmosphere Updates 4/24/20

Dear Parents and Staff,  There are some days that seem darker than others and others when the light is so bright you know anything is possible. Today was one of those days and that light was the smile of 7th grader Jacob Rapaport when we celebrated his Bar Mitzvah today at Akiba Atmosphere. A special thank you to Rabbi Posner of Skokie Chabad and Rabbi Gelman of KCT in Skokie for joining us and sharing beautiful words of Torah. Click here to enjoy the Bar Mitzvah video we made for him. While this week back from break appeared to be a hard transition for many as we settled into what we had hoped would not be the remainder of the year, we are so proud of all our students, teachers and parents who continue to make Akiba Atmosphere better each week. We are also happy to welcome Mrs. Alise Gold to Akiba-Atmosphere who joined us for Parsha today and is teaching 5th/6th Navi on Fridays while Rabbi M. is in Israel. Thank you and we are all excited to have you back! Please be sure to check out the "Schedules and ZOOM links" page (Click here and use the password - was sent in email update - to access) on the website where we have added some important updates:

  • A link to all Grade School schedules and the Grade School recording of Sundays parent meetings. 

  • Updated Preschool schedule with new classes like "Go Noodles Exercise with Cindy, Maker Zoom with Emily and more! 

  • Updated Grade School schedule for our return with upcoming programming for Yom Hazikaron and Yom HaAtzmut which we are excited will feature Hallel led and followed with a concert by Yonina! Click here to check them out! The Yom HaAtzmut program will be on Wednesday at 9am using this link.

Feel free to also check out the Parsha Page with the updated Parsha video for this weeks Parsha Tazria-Metzora. Click here to enjoy! Additional Akiba Atmosphere Site Updates:

  • A brand new video gallery has been added to the site under the "Gallery" menu" to showcase all our Akiba Atmosphere videos. Click here to visit and check out the recent Yom Hashoah service and Yom Hashoah guest speaker Bernie Ebstein. Click here.

  • Under the "Family Resources" menu we have added a link to the Reading Contest (Click here) and Student Book Recommendations (Click here). 

  • The dad joke page has been updated with the most recent dad jokes. Click here to enjoy!

  • The student art gallery has some new pieces. Click here to enjoy!

Shabbat Shalom and keep soaring in Akiba Atmosphere!  Sincerely,  Dr. Eliezer Jones               Miriam Kass                    Carla Goldberg  Head of School         Grade School Principal     Early Childhood Director

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