Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy was originally founded in 1946 as Akiba Hebrew Academy. It was the nation's first pluralistic Jewish secondary day school. The founders envisioned a school where Jewish adolescents would experience a dual curriculum of secular and Jewish studies, prepare for leadership roles in the Jewish community and the community at large, and come together to study their common heritage, living Jewish values in a pluralistic and mutually respectful setting. Throughout our 72-year history, we have grown and changed with the times without losing sight of our essential heritage and mission.
Building on an illustrious past, Barrack Hebrew Academy continues to educate the next generation of Jewish leaders and shape the future.