Community Service

Community service is a core value of ActivitiesCommSrvthe Hebrew Academy; therefore, it is not a surprise that the Hebrew Academy was the first school in the nation to make community service a graduation requirement. Earning our school national recognition by the President of the United States, such commitment to community service, or chesed, is integral to the education of our students and the atmosphere of our school. Chesed is something our students achieve year round.

Whether students are packing food to feed the hungry, donating blood, building a home for Habitat for Humanity, visiting the ill and the elderly, or cutting hair to provide wigs for those undergoing chemotherapy, Hebrew Academy students are continually giving of themselves. Our annual Chesed Fair kicks off each school year providing students the opportunity to engage with non-profit organizations needing student help. It is during the Chesed Fair that students commit themselves to service for the year. If no organization excites a student they are encouraged to begin their own community service projects. This flexible design has been the inspiration for student clubs such as SNAP (Special Needs Awareness Program) and Pink Day (pink t-shirt sales to raise funds for breast cancer research).¬† In the words of a Hebrew Academy student, ‚ÄúParticipating in community service projects inspires me and I think my help gives people hope."