Posts by Elly Ebin

AKIVA ENGAGES GRANDPARENTS WITH VISIT TO ISRAEL MUSEUM

Every November Akiva hosts its annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day, welcoming grandparents, and special friends into the school for specialized programming and a chance to see what their grandchild’s Akiva experience is all about. This year’s virtual program found grandpar…

In Conversation with JMS Co-Head of School Alene Arnold

Alene Arnold, Co-Head of Jewish Middle School 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School leadership is one of the most meaningful variables that impacts learning. A school leader can develop instruction and curriculum, cultivate leadership, shape a school’s environment, and foster a vision of s…

AKIVA PARENTS INSPIRED BY MATCHING GRANT OPPORTUNITY

 

Amy and Ben Rosenblum with their daughter Brie, who is in Kindergarten at Akiva, participated in the Parent Matching Campaign. They were thrilled to participate in the match and be able to support Akiva in such a meaningful way. 

 

 

 

 

 

This fall, Akiva Schoo…

A Just Community at JMS

Inspired by his time on a kibbutz, psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg pioneered the field of cognitive development theory and moral education. Combining democratic and collectivist values, Kohlberg established a Center for Moral Education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and promote…

The Jewish Middle Schools Continues to Impress with Innovative Curriculum

 

JMS students work together to solve a math problem 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a recent data survey, Jewish Middle School families were asked what they appreciated most about the school. Almost every answer referenced the small class sizes at JMS, and the school’s ability to provid…

Akiva Welcomes New Students in Annual Sunflower Ceremony

 

Akiva Kindergarteners proudly hold up their sunflowers during the Sunflower Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

Akiva students begin the year much like students across the country; fresh notebooks, sharpened pencils, and an excitement and readiness to be thoroughly inspired. But for kinderga…

AKIVA STUDENTS KICKSTART DRIVE FOR TENNESSEE FLOOD RELIEF

 

Akiva School 4th grade students hosted a relief drive to collect needed items for victims of the Humphreys County flooding. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When devastating floods battered parts of Humphreys County in August, Akiva students 

immediately asked what they could do …

AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO FOSTERING SPIRITUALITY IN MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

 

Alene Arnold leads JMS students in a discussion during a Soulful World Class. (Photo credit Sean Raper) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Across the country, educators are coming to understand that cultivating spirituality is an essential part of a child’s development. The Jewish Mi…

Akiva and JMS’ New School Year is Off to a Great Start

On August 9th, Akiva students began the 2021-2022 school year - Akiva's 68th academic year. Students were all smiles as they reunited with old friends, met some new friends, and explored their classrooms and school. Students, parents, and faculty are looking forward to a year of learning, gr…

Akiva School Set to Reopen with Record Enrollment

Akiva incoming Kindergartners Jake ShmerlingLavi Fishman and Rex Jackson 

This August, Akiva School is excited to open its doors to 97 students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade, demonstrating a 42% growth in enrollment in the past five years alone. This marked increase is the re…

Jewish Middle School Welcomes New Head of Judaic Studies

Daniel Hoffman welcomed as new Head of Judaic Studies at Jewish Middle School of Nashville 

 

 

 

With growing enrollment and interest in the Jewish Middle School of Nashville, JMS is excited to welcome Daniel Hoffman to the faculty as Assistant Head of School for Judaic Studies and…