Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Back to School Barbecue

The PTA once again kicked off the year with a fun-filled Back to School Barbecue.  Judging by the smiling faces in these pictures, I think it's safe to say it was another big success.  Thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen!

Monday, August 30, 2010

MHA Takes 1st place!

With just the right mix of creativity, humor, workmanship, and meat-related puns, our alumni group brought the first ever Showmanship Champion title at the ASBEE Kosher BBQ contest to the Academy. Of the nearly 50 booths in the competition, the school's booth took first place in both name ("Lebron Flames and the Miami Meat") as well as booth creativity (a mock lockerroom with walls describing the merits of each of Lebron's possible new teams - including the MHA Macs!). This year a new award, called the Showmanship Champion, was added to the mix for the team that had the highest combined score in the name and booth competitions. The first place finish in both competitions made us a lock for that one as well.

Our heartfelt thanks goes to Richard Lewis, Daniel Lewis, Benjamin Rubenstein, Zac Kaplan, and Yoni Frieden for all their hard work. Can't wait to see what they come up with for next year...

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Friday, August 27, 2010


Be sure to drop by the Academy's booth at the ASBEE BBQ this Sunday.  Thanks to the incredible efforts of Richard Lewis, Zack Kaplan, Benjamin Rubestein, and crew, it is a "decision" you won't regret.

Internet Safety

If you haven't yet registered for this Tuesday night's presentation by Phil Rosenthal, an nationally recognized expert on internet safety, please do so by clicking here.

Rosenthal, a Tennessee native who attended then-Memphis StateUniversity, has nearly 30 years of experiance in computer safety andtechnology awareness. He created the Computer Crime Unit of the Rockland County Sherrif's Department, from which he recently retired.

Top law enforcement agencies like the FBI, the Israel National Police, andNew Scotland Yard have called on Rosenthal to assist in solving technology-related cases. He is frequently sought by mental health professionals, school guidance counselors, clergy members, and community leaders across the country for his expertise in Internet safety for children and treating technology addictions.

The presentation, sponsored by Young Israel of Memphis, will take place at the JCC, Tuesday, August 31st at 8:00pm.  If you have school age children or grandchildren, it is imperative that you attend.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

EC -6 Are Underway!

The excitement pulsated through the hallways, smiles were in abundance, and anticipation was in the air, as grades PreK through 6 got the new school year started yesterday.  With new families and fantastic new faculty joining the MHA family it was truly a special day for all.  Catch a glimpse of it below...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

$500,000 for the MHA

In case you haven’t yet heard, Kohl’s Department Store is running a Facebook contest in which people can vote for the schools they believe should get a $500,000 donation. The top 20 vote getters will all get the award. According to a story in the Jewish Week, there are currently 20 Jewish Schools amongst the top 50 vote getters. While the size of our school puts us at a disadvantage, we’ve shown time and again that our little school is capable of some pretty big things. So this is yet another opportunity for us to rally our troops and rise to the occasion!

Here’s what we have to do:

1. Go to http://www.facebook.com/kohls and vote for the Margolin Hebrew Academy. You have 20 votes and can use up to 5 for one school, so please do!

2. Send this message to everyone you know, let them know it’s not a hoax, and ask them to do the same.

For some schools, $500,000 is a drop in the bucket. For us, it could have a profound impact on our children and our community. The contest ends September 3rd so please don’t push it off. Take just a few seconds to give us your 5 votes and encourage everyone you know to do the same.

Thanks for your help!