What’s News at ADAT This Week: 4.27.18

April 23, 2018

Leadership Blog

Dear Parents:

This past Saturday night, we had a blast – from the past, present, and future – with over 300 Day School parents, alumni, ECC, Synagogue, and community supporters joining us for our Day School’s 1st Annual Celebration – Back to ADAT’s Future. With a DeLorean and an ’80s theme as the backdrop, the vibrancy of our community was in full effect – dressed in ’80s costumes, noshing on delicious food, and having a blast dancing to the tunes of the Spazmatics cover band and a DJ. Check out the pictures here!

Among the highlights of the evening was a chance to showcase our new video showing our students living our mission everyday at ADAT. This is just one more piece of our year-long roll-out of creating, adopting, and integrating our mission into every aspect of school life. We hope you enjoyed it and will share it, comment, and like it on social media.

Of course, the evening was made even more special by honoring Haim Linder and his many accomplishments at ADAT over his 37-year career here. Haim’s impact has also been felt beyond the walls of Adat Ari El. As a dedicated volunteer in the Jewish community and, particularly, Israeli organizations, Haim has dedicated his life’s work to education, Judaism, and Israel. We were thrilled to meet and welcome so many of Haim’s friends in the Israeli community to ADAT and to celebrate Haim in this meaningful way.

On another note, I wanted to make sure that all of you have your calendars marked for the Celebrate Israel Festival – which will take place on Sunday, May 6, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., at Cheviot Hills Recreation Center. I will be there with my family, and I encourage all of you to join me for a day of fun, live entertainment, activities for kids, food, and community, celebrating Israel, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Learn more here.

If you come to the festival, please make sure to wear your ADAT clothing to show that our community is there in support!

Thank you all for making our 1st Annual Celebration a true success in every way. We couldn’t have done it without you or our incredible co-chairs Natalie Sirin and Anat Duvdevani. Your presence, spirited costumes, and energy made it an incredibly memorable evening for me, and I hope for you, as well. We cannot wait for what next year’s celebration will bring!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Shabbat Shalom,


School News & Updates

Mazal tov to our 6th Graders who received acceptances to the following Middle Schools:

Heschel Day School
Milken Community Schools
Buckley School
Campbell Hall
Sierra Canyon

Important Survey for Future Family Education Programming

Please provide us with your answers by clicking the link below and filling out the Google form by Friday, May 25:


Inside the Classroom

Click here to view the Classroom Pages:



1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

6th Grader Spotlight – David G.

How long have you been at ADAT?
I’ve been at ADAT 6 years – since 1st grade. 

What do you do for fun outside of school?
I love playing trumpet. I’ve been playing for 3 years.

What do you like best about ADAT or makes ADAT so special?
My favorite part about ADAT is learning about our religion. I love that you get to sing songs and learn about Judaism, which you wouldn’t be able to do at other (secular) schools.

What was your favorite grade at ADAT and why?
I loved 4th Grade. It was the first time that we got to go into the chapel and have services and it felt very special.

What will you miss most about ADAT when you move on to Middle School?
I will miss my friends and the community we have here at ADAT.

What is something you learned at ADAT that you think will stay with you in the future?
I learned how to be a good sport and a better person. I learned everything here, basically.

What is it about Design Thinking that has helped you learn differently?
Design Thinking prepares us all for different jobs that we will be able to have in the future.

In the Community


ADAT Summer Camp


From the Synagogue

Dear friends,

Firstly, huge thank you to Jade Abronson for launching the first Prayground experience back in February when I was away in England. I am back in town and am looking forward to personally being there for our next Prayground event, on Saturday April 28th!  Please mark your calendars and invite others (especially families with elementary school aged kiddies) that you think would be excited to experience a Shabbat program that is fun, playful, and creative.  (And runs parallel to regular services!)

Our hour long experience begins at 10:45am in the Deiber Chapel and will include a few core Shabbat morning blessings, songs, stories, out of the-box-learning, and activities. Afterwards (around 11:45), we will join the community for Kiddush lunch.  Then, after getting the chance to chat and nosh, we’ll lead the community in making sandwiches and assembling care packages for those in need.

Hope to see you there (tell your friends!)

Rabbi Jessica Yarkin





Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • April 27: grade 6 Shabbat Dinner and Service
  • April 30: grade 5 field trip – Riley’s Farm
  • April 30 – May 1: grade 4 field trip – Sacramento (no school May 2 – grade 4 ONLY)
  • May 1-3: grade 6 field trip – San Francisco
  • May 4: Maccabiah Games –  12:30 p.m. dismissal
  • May 8: Kadima Lunchtime Lounge – grades 4-6
  • May 10: Coffee, Kibbitz & Connect – 8:15 a.m.
  • May 11: 1st Grade Kabbalat Ha’Siddur – 5:45 p.m.

Click here for the full calendar.  **If you would like to subscribe to the ADAT calendar click here. On the bottom right corner of the ADAT calendar, click “subscribe” and select your preferred calendar type.


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