What’s News at ADAT This Week: 5.4.18

May 01, 2018

Leadership Blog

Dear Parents:

As bittersweet as ending a school year can be, we are also excited for the 2018-19 school year. Since it’s May, we wanted to provide you with a recap of our admission season thus far:

For the 2018-19 school year, we are proud to welcome:

  • 14 new TK students
  • 5 new students entering our already amazing Kindergarten class.
  • 109 total students so far, and we expect that numberto grow over the summer
  • 15 6th graders to the graduating class

In addition to all of this, we keep getting phone calls every day! Sarah has more tours lined up each week in May. Every tour that comes through has the potential of turning into an ADAT family.

We have a new Parent Ambassador Program with parents who have been trained about ADAT and will continue to help our school grow. We are also starting a new buddy family program this year, where new families are paired with existing families to make the transition seamless for our new families.

It’s been a record year of inquiries, tours, and applications to ADAT, and we are thrilled with the result – a new group of committed, mission-aligned members of our community. I know you will join me in giving them our warmest welcome when the time comes. Until then, if you have any friends or family who are looking for a new school, always feel free to send them my way.


Sarah Schultz
Director of Admission and Community Relations

School News & Updates

A great article about our Annual Celebration was featured in The Israeli Weekly Magazine
Adat Ari El has a new website that we invite you to check out!
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

The classroom pages will return next week!

Around Campus

NEW!!!!   All School Yearbook

6th Grader Spotlight – Leah S.

How long have you been at ADAT?
I’ve been at ADAT since Kindergarten – for 7 years. 

What do you do for fun outside of school?
I like to dance – I do ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary. And, I also like swimming and spending time with my family.

What do you like best about ADAT or what makes ADAT so special?
I think one of the things that makes ADAT special is that it’s a smaller school. You can get special attention if you need help and because we all know each other, everyone is kind and cares about one another.

What was your favorite grade at ADAT and why?
Kindergarten was my favorite grade because I had a great teacher and it’s when I met all of my friends who I have now been friends with for seven years.

What will you miss most about ADAT when you move on to Middle School?
I will miss the teachers and the community the most when I go to Middle School because of their personality, the way that they teach, and how they care for everyone.

What is something you learned at ADAT that you think will stay with you in the future?
At ADAT, I learned that if I try, I can succeed.

What is it about Design Thinking that has helped you learn differently?
Through Design Thinking, you get to experiment and get to have fun while you’re learning.

In the Community

Please join ADAT Day School and Adat Ari El community, as well as the rest of our Los Angeles Jewish community to celebrate 70 years of Israel’s independence! May 6, 2018 From 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Rancho Park. More than 15,000 people will mark the occasion with music, performances, food (including a Mega Challah Bake), art, culture, and fun activities for the whole family. It is sure to be an amazing day!

ADAT Summer Camp


From the Synagogue

Important News Regarding Your Membership Dues

Adat Ari El is embarking on an entirely new membership structure we call our “Sustainability Model.”  This completely replaces traditional membership dues.  In lieu of dues we ask you to make an annual financial contribution – at the highest level you are able – so that, together, we will ensure Adat Ari El continues to thrive. Each member household has been sent an e-mail and letter about this new model earlier this week. The letter and e-mail both include links to access our new online membership renewal form where you will be able to pledge your annual contribution.

In order to accurately plan for our coming fiscal year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) we ask that you pledge your annual contribution now.  Going forward, we will do this each spring for the coming fiscal year.

Please visit our updated and improved website to learn more about the Sustainability Model, review FAQ’s and access the membership renewal form.

Anyone who has difficulty using our online system, or would like any assistance in doing so, is welcome to contact Jessica Biber, our Director of Community Relations, at 818-766-9426 ext. 257.



Dear Friends,
Please join the N’ranena Band and me for a fulfilling musical service on Friday, May 11, 2018. We will be joined during services by members of The Miracle Project, a fully inclusive theatre, film, and expressive arts program for children, teens, and adults with autism and of all abilities.
Bring a vegetarian or dairy meal, and a dessert to share with others after our service. A warming oven will be available for you to store your picnic meal.
The N’ranena service begins at 6:00pm in Russell Hall. I look forward to seeing you!
Cantor Judy Dubin Aranoff
Adat Ari El



Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • 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.
  • May 14 – 17: ERB Testing – Grades 3-6

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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