There is nothing quite like Rosh Chodesh Adar here at the Academy. Immediately following davening in the morning, our Boys High School students dance down the elementary school hallway while our Girls High School heads to our Early Childhood classrooms to pick up our younger students and dance with them to the gym. Once they arrive they are met by our high school band who leads the entire school - from PreK-3 through 12th grade - in a chagigah to welcome in the festive month of Adar. The dancing, highlighted this year by solo performances from Rabbi Gersten, Mr. Solemon, and fan favorite Sammy the Sephardi, is followed by an elaborate breakfast sponsored each year by Mrs. Rita Schneider and family.
Along with hallways and classrooms decked out in Adar themes thanks to our Benot Sherut and Torah MiTzion Kollel, as well various modes of dress-up for Spirit Week in different divisions, the notion that מי שנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה - when Adar comes we increase our happiness - is something palpable and meaningful for every child here at the MHA.