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Dvar Torah from the Interim Head of School

This Wednesday evening we usher in the concluding celebrations of this High Holiday cycle.  Although technically Shemini Atzeret is not...

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Sukkot – Stuffing the Sukkah with Joy

“What are you making for Sukkot?” my daughter asks me.  “We always have pumpkin soup in the sukkah,” she adds. ...

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Yom Kippur – Because of the Children

There is a story told of Rabbi Akiva that the only time he ever said, “It is time to stop...

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Faces of Akiva – Alumna Anastasia Davis Bondarenko

“Akiva is a very special place and I am proud to be part of the Akiva family.” Akiva Alumna –...

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Message for Rosh HaShanah

It has been a difficult month of Elul.  Natural disasters engulfed the U.S. in the form of Hurricanes Harvey and...

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Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilekh – Choose Life

One of the concepts of Rosh Hashanah is the Book of Life.  The image is that God is sitting up...

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Parashat Ki Tavo – D’var Torah by guest blogger Akiva Alumna Nora-Jin Sokoloff

For this week’s Parashah blog, it was my pleasure to share with you the Dvar Torah of Nora-Jin Sokoloff, a...

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Parashat Ki Teitzei – Family Discussion Questions for the Shabbat table

Parashat Ki Teitzei sets out a series of miscellaneous laws, mostly governing civil and domestic life.  For your Shabbat table and...

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Parashat Korach – Equal but not the same

In this week’s parashah, we read about Korach’s rebellion against the leadership of Moses and Aaron.  Together with 250 well-known...

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Parashat Shlach – leadership

Guest Blogger Bonnie Levine Akiva Parent and Board Member Not sure if you have been feeling it but there is...

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