News and Noteworthy

Chicago Architecture Foundation nominates Akiba-Schechter for a Patron of the Year Award for innovative institutional architecture
A distinguished committee comprised of prominent members from Chicago's business,
philanthropic and cultural communities selected the nominees in three different categories: commercial, institutional and governmental. Read more...

A splendid new home for a profound commitment to Jewish education
On Monday, Aug. 29, the entire student body and staff, along with several parents, filed into a large multipurpose room at Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School for the first day of classes. While newcomers timidly clutched their backpacks, returning students and staff buzzed with excitement over the glamorous building in which they sat. Read more...

Hyde Park students dominate 2005 Science Fair; advance in Academic Olympics and Young Authors
Moving on to national competition are Daniel Blumenthal of Jones and Gideon Klionsky of Lincoln Park, both graduates of Akiba-Schechter. Read more...

Akiba-Schechter installs GreenGrid(r) ecological roof
The design of the addition to the Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School in the Hyde Park neighborhood called for a small 1,104 ft 2 green roof to complement the new structure. The GreenGrid(r) Green Roof covers approximately 50% of the new addition. Read more...

Akiba-Schechter Spring/Summer 2005 Newsletter
Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School stands at the threshold of a new stage. Our small Hyde Park institution has matured and become a prominent citizen in the community of greater Chicago. Read more... (PDF, 1.3mb)

Akiba's Carla Goldberg named among Jewish Chicagoans of the Year, 2001
Carla Goldberg had a calling. In second grade, she decided she wanted to be a teacher. By the time she had finished her bat mitzvah, she was tutoring other kids. Not long after that, she started teaching Sunday school. "I've always been teaching," she says. Read more...

Carla Goldberg honored with Kohl-McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Award
Carla Goldberg wears many hats at her Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School in Hyde Park: In addition to deftly balancing the developmental needs of children in her care in three separate classes, Goldberg is also very visible as the School's associate director and ad hoc fundraiser and public relations... Read more...


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