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11/21/17

World Affairs Council Student Summit

We have been preparing for our first World Affairs Council simulation on December 13th at Temple University. We are very excited for the International ... read more


11/16/17

8th Grade Parents Closer Look at Upper School

November 15, 2017/ 26 Heshvan 5778

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

We hope you have had a chance to read through the information that ... read more


11/21/17

Hanukkah-Gram Order Form 2017

It's that time of the year again...Hanukkah-Grams are here!!!

WISH YOUR FRIENDS, TEACHERS OR EVEN THE ENTIRE SCHOOL
A HAPPY HANUKKAH!
... read more


11/14/17

Writers Matter Field Trip

The Writers Matter Program was created in 2005 to encourage students to write focusing on one’s personal life journey and experiences. This middle ... read more


11/13/17

Middle School Geography Bee

November 17, 2017 

Middle School students who successfully completed a National Geographic pretest in Core will participate in the geography ... read more


11/13/17

10th & 11th Grade Practice ACT/SAT

On Sunday, December 10th, Barrack is offering a practice SAT vs ACT. The exam will run from 9:00am-1:00pm in the auditorium. After you take the exam, you ... read more


11/09/17

Exciting Summer Opportunities for Upper School Students

Now is the best time to look into summer programs. Here are programs that continue to ... read more


11/02/17

Trip for 9th grade students in the Annenberg program to Lankenau Hospital, 8:45 - 1:45

 December 1, 2017

 

The program will start with students from the region each presenting the topic and preliminary notes on their ... read more


11/09/17

10th Grade STEAM Institute Parents Meeting

November 27, 7pm

The STEAM Institute is hosting an information session evening on Monday, November 27 at 7 pm for 10th grade parents. The focus of ... read more


11/09/17

8th Grade Chesed Trip & Hike

Our 8th graders participated in a successful conservation trip to Ridley Creek on Tuesday, 10 October, involving cleaning up and mulching a picnic area and ... read more


11/09/17

7th Grade Curricular Trip to the Franklin Institute

The seventh graders had a fun, informative and full field trip day schedule today. We began the day at the Franklin Institute, viewing an amazing Imax film, ... read more


11/09/17

6th Grade Curricular Trip to the Franklin Institute

The sixth graders first stop was the Terracotta Warriors exhibit, which is not to be missed. There are ten full-size Terracotta statues along with related ... read more


11/09/17

8th Grade Curricular Trip to Ellis Island

The weather was wet and windy but our students spirits were sunny as we traveled to Liberty State Park and Ellis Island. The New York Harbor was surrounded ... read more


11/09/17

7th Grade Chesed Trip to Our Closet

Our seventh graders went to Our Closet as part of our Chesed Program. They worked hard sorting clothes. They also learned about how the clothes were used to ... read more


11/09/17

6th Grade Sukkot Sleepover & Celebration

On October 9, our sixth graders under the guidance of our senior JLIers celebrated Sukkot together on Sunday evening, sleeping at school followed by a day ... read more


11/06/17

9th Grade Shabbaton

Dear Delightful 9th Grade Families and Students,

Our 9th grade Shabbaton is scheduled for December 1st and 2nd. Please check out important ... read more


11/02/17

Fall Athletics Highlights - We are the Champions!

The Girls Varsity Soccer team enjoyed an extremely successful 2017 campaign. With a dazzling 13-2-1 record, they reached the TCISL finals ... read more


11/01/17

November 13 - Gap Year Presenations

Torah Tech”, based in Tel Aviv, involving Jewish learning and internships in Israeli start-up companies ... read more


11/01/17

Muss Parents Back to School Night

Muss parents are invited to meet their child’s teachers for Trimesters 2 and 3 in a back-to-school night format. The program will run from 7:00 - 8:30 ... read more


11/01/17

Middle School Council Elections

Our MSC candidates will speak to our middle school students during Middle School Mifgash on November 7th. Once speeches are complete, students will vote for ... read more


11/01/17

On Sale Now!

Come out and see Barrack Repertory Company's production of Peter and the Starcatcher this November! read more


10/27/17

Thanksgiving Volunteering with Project Home

Drive leading up to Thanksgiving….
-Acme gift cards to help everyone have a nice turkey dinner for Thanksgiving
... read more


10/26/17

Peter and the Starcatcher

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. ... read more


10/25/17

Class of 2024 B'nai Mitzvah Group Gift/Project

Dear 6th Grade/Class of 2024 Parents:

We are pleased to invite your family to join us in participating in the Class of 2024 B’nai ... read more


10/23/17

Honorable Menschen

 

 

Click here to ... read more


10/23/17

PTO Parent Survey

Dear Fellow Barrack Parents,

We want your Barrack experience -- and your student's Barrack experience -- to be nothing short of wonderful. Please ... read more


10/23/17

Parent Alert System

On Wednesday, October 25 at 8 PM, we will test our new, integrated “Parent Alert” system. This year, whenever there is a school closing, late ... read more


10/20/17

Kids, Parents and Parties Recap & Screenagers

October 24, 2017/4 Heshvan 5778

Dear Barrack Families,

 

We want to thank parents who attended our Monday, October 16th ... read more


10/19/17

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Please read below for important information for scheduling parent-teacher conferences. Please take time to review this entire email and the attachments ... read more


10/11/17

Guess Who's Coming to Shabbas?

November 10

 


If you’ve already signed up to be a host or guest, thank you!

If you haven’t, ... read more


10/11/17

12th Grade Trip to See "Wrestling Jerusalem"

October 25, 2017

 

The Philadelphia Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) has invited our 12th graders to an afternoon showing of ... read more


10/11/17

First Important Due Dates for 8th Grade Israel Trip

October 20th: 
1. $500 deposit to Gil Travel
2. Gil Travel Application Form (read more


10/11/17

WEL Run the Day

 We are partnering with WEL later on in the year, and encourage Barrack students and families to join in this run. Residents love when our students ... read more


10/11/17

Help Toby Kessler-Cohen Fight Homlessness

6th grader Toby Kessler-Cohen will be running in the upcoming 5 K Walk/Run to Prevent Homelessness on Sunday October 29th at the Art Museum to benefit the ... read more


10/11/17

Gap Year Programs

 Dear 12th graders and 12th grade parents,

Even though college applications are still in progress for the 12th graders, it's not too early to ... read more


10/10/17

Middle School Mania - October 30

Middle School Mania - Monday, October 30th - 8:00am - 3:35pm
Prospective 6th graders will come and spend the day at Barrack to get a taste of what ... read more


10/04/17

Barrack Open House - October 24

Tuesday, October 24th 9:30 - noon
Barrack Open House
Join us for an enlightening morning and get to know Jack!
This is an excellent ... read more


10/04/17

8th Grade Boats & Bridgdes

On November 16 at 10am a.m. our 8th grade class will depart to join Perelman's 5th grade class at the Forman Center of Perelman Jewish Day School to ... read more


10/04/17

Middle School Assembly with the Walnut Street Theatre

 On October 26, the Middle School will be treated to a special assembly with Walnut Street Theatre’s Touring Outreach Company’s ... read more


10/04/17

10th & 11th Grade PSATs

10th and 11th graders will take the PSAT/NMSQT at Barrack on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 8:20 a.m. Please print and return the registration form (below) ... read more


9/27/17

Friends In Faith

October 9th, 2017

As part of their studies of comparative religion our 11th and 12th graders will travel to St. Joseph’s University for a rich ... read more


9/26/17

Come Visit for an Open House!

Take a tour, meet current students and teachers, and spend time where our students love where they learn.

 

Our next Open House ... read more


9/26/17

Come Visit for an Open House!

Take a tour, meet current students and teachers, and spend time where our students love where they learn.

 

Our next Open House ... read more


9/25/17

6th Grade Sukkah Sleepover

Dear 6th Grade Students and Families,

Our 6th grade sleepover is right around the corner! Please find relevant information and documents to give you ... read more


9/25/17

Middle School Hol HaMoed Trips

Dear Middle School Parents and Students,

As Sukkot draws near, we wanted to inform you about our plans for Hol HaMoed. On October 9th and 10th we ... read more


9/19/17

Getting to Know the College Process at Barrack

 

9th and 10th grade parents are invited to attend this important program ... read more


9/13/17

FIDF Gala

Friends of the IDF Gala - Wednesday, October 18

In past years, it has been a wonderful experience for all involved - the students, the Holocaust ... read more


9/13/17

Parent Town Hall

 

At 8:00 PM, we invite all 8th - 12th grade parents for an important ... read more


9/13/17

Upper School Back to School Night

The Upper School Back to School Night is scheduled for September 27th. Please note dismissal for all students that day is at 2:15. Back to School Night ... read more


9/13/17

School Picture Day for Grades 6-10

Smile! It's picture day!

Please remember to bring your order form with you on picture day. Photos of each grade will be taken along with the ... read more


9/11/17

Order all Your Sukkot Needs

Sukkot is just around the corner!

Order everything you need for your holiday (Sukkot, Wine, Lulav and Etrog) at read more


9/11/17

College Financial Aid Night for US Parents

Monday, October 2nd- 6:30pm- Financial Aid night

Please join us on Monday, October 2nd, for our Financial Aid Night here at Barrack. This evening ... read more


9/11/17

Let DFH Catering Handle your Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Meals

Catering by Ann - Under Supervisions of Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia; With Chef Oliver

610-922-2382 | MeMel128@aol.com

... read more


9/11/17

Special Schedule for MS Back to School Night

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9/11/17

Club Fair & Carnival

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9/11/17

Character Day Special Schedule

 

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9/11/17

SUKKAHFEST

Hear ye, hear ye
Come one, come all!
Get your Sukkot gear for this great holiday in the fall

Sukkahfest on October 1st from 10 to 1 is ... read more


9/11/17

Club Advisors & Officers Meeting

On September 14th at lunch there is a meeting for all faculty club advisors and club officers to discuss club schedules and the upcoming club fair. The ... read more


9/11/17

Come to the Doughnut Minyan!

Every Friday before school, the Modern Orthodox minyan meets in the Beit Midrash from 7:45-8:15 AM for Shaharit services and an oneg afterwards with ... read more


9/07/17

Back to School!

We are so happy to welcome back all of our returning students and to say bruchim haba'im to our new students!

 

Please make ... read more


9/07/17

Back to School!

We are so happy to welcome back all of our returning students and to say bruchim haba'im to our new students!

 

Please make ... read more


9/07/17

Barrack Repertory Company Auditions

Auditions for Barrack Repertory Company’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher will take place on Thursday, September 14th @ 3:45-6pm in ... read more


9/07/17

Philly Friendship Walk

Get excited for the annual Philly Friendship Walk on October 22nd hosted by the Philly Friendship Circle at the Barrack campus!  We encourage all ... read more


9/07/17

School Picture Day

Students in grades 6-10 will have their school photo taken by Barksdale Company on September 26th. Students should bring in their envelope with payment on ... read more


9/07/17

Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 - October 15 the US celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (Most of the Spanish speaking countries in South America, Central America and the ... read more


9/07/17

8th Grade Israel Trip Meetings

All 8th grade parents are invited to attend one of two important meetings about the Israel trip, scheduled to depart on Sunday, 4 March 2018 and scheduled ... read more


9/07/17

Middle School Back to School Night

The Middle School Back to School Night is scheduled for September 18th. Please note dismissal for all students that day is at 2:15. Back to School Night ... read more


9/07/17

Club Fair & Carnival

The annual JBHA Club fair is scheduled for September 15th. Students have the opportunity to meet and greet with club officers and faculty club advisors and ... read more


9/07/17

International Character Day

 Celebrate International Character Day with JBHA students and faculty on Wednesday, 13 September! At separate Middle School and Upper School ... read more


8/14/17

Moving In Workshops

Once per cycle for the first trimester, 6th grade students will meet with various administrators and teachers to learn more about Barrack. The meetings will ... read more


8/14/17

MS Majors Program

Dear Middle School Students and Parents,


We have a new development in the middle school and I wanted to share it with you. Upon careful ... read more


8/14/17

Fidgets

Fidgets are not permitted in class. This includes spinners and slime. They should only be used as a helpful tool for those students who need that specific ... read more


8/14/17

Department Chairs

Justin Cooper

Athletic Director

jcooper@jbha.org

x2360

 

Aaron Silver

... read more


8/14/17

New Faculty

Bruchim Habaim -- a warm welcome to our new faculty and staff! We are fortunate to have a talented group of new faculty joining Barrack this year. ... read more


8/14/17

Canvas

Canvas, our online learning management system, offers information for you and your child about each of your child’s classes. Each teacher maintains a ... read more


8/14/17

Calendar

Get into the habit of checking Barrack’s website at www.jbha.org. Please be sure to consult the ... read more


8/14/17

Email

Remember that every student has an email account as part of www.jbha.org . New students will receive their new email addresses and passwords during the ... read more


8/14/17

Chain of Communication

Parents are reminded that the first point of contact for academic concerns in a class is their child’s teacher. If concerns remain after speaking to ... read more


8/14/17

School News

New this year- We will be offering a weekly newsletter for families with any events, special assemblies and information you need to know each week. Be on ... read more


8/11/17

Transportation

An email regarding transportation and routes will be coming from our Assistant Director of Operation, Susan Harding. If you have questions regarding ... read more


8/11/17

Attendances/Lates

Parents are reminded to email Marlene Underwood (munderwood@jbha.org) or call the Attendance Line (610-922-2302) by 8:00 AM to report your child absent or ... read more


8/11/17

Athletics

If your child is playing a fall sport, please be sure to check the Athletic calendar found on our school website for the schedule of practices and games. ... read more


8/11/17

Student Handbook

Please note that the student handbook can be found on the JBHA website. Please review ... read more


8/11/17

Identification & Swipe Cards

Identification/swipe cards are used for security, for gaining entrance to school buildings and for attendance.  If you are a new student and here at ... read more


8/11/17

Forms

There are several forms needed before the first day of school. If you have questions about forms, please contact Marlene Underwood at read more


8/11/17

School Supplies

Click here for the School Supplies

During the first few ... read more


8/11/17

Summer Reading & Math Assignments

Please be sure you have completed the summer assignments listed on the website. Check here for that information: read more


8/11/17

New Student Orientation

New Students orientation is scheduled for Wednesday September 6th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. All new students and at least one parent or guardian should join us ... read more


8/11/17

Dates to Remember

2017-2018 Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy Calendar
Dates may be subject to change or additions may be added to the calendar

... read more


8/11/17

9th Grade Retreat

Our annual 9th grade retreat to Camp Green Lane will take place on Friday September 8th. Ninth graders will spend the day getting to know each other and ... read more


8/11/17

Middle School Parents' Guide to Helping Your Child through the Middle School Experience

How Parents Can Help

A major goal of the Saligman Middle School is to help students become responsible, independent learners. Planners, binders and ... read more


6/15/17

Emily Reinhold's Speech in Hebrew - Graduation 2017

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6/14/17

Professor Chanan Tigay '94 Speech - Graduation 2017

Jack Barrack Hebrew Academy Commencement, June 8, 2017

Thank you Elise, for that generous ... read more


6/14/17

Noam Glanzberg-Krainin's Speech - Graduation 2017

Members of the Board of Directors, ... read more


6/14/17

Rebecca Civan's Dvar Torah - Graduation 2017

In this week’s parasha, Beha’alotcha, the Israelites leave Mount Sinai where they had been camped for nearly a year, and they begin ... read more


6/14/17

Emily Reinhold's Speech in English - Graduation 2017 (given in Hebrew)

I have heard that the audience will cut me some slack if my speech is ... read more


6/12/17

We can't wait for the first day of school!

School begins on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Now is your last chance to complete Summer Assignments and purchase your supplies. To view Summer Assignments ... read more


6/12/17

We can't wait for the first day of school!

School begins on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Now is your last chance to complete Summer Assignments and purchase your supplies. To view Summer Assignments ... read more


5/18/17

Two Very Important Dates

Sixty-seventh Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2017

- Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:30pm

Har Zion Temple

... read more


11/21/17

Daily Athletic Schedule

11/21

Varsity and JV Boys Basketball practice 5:20-7

Varsity and JV Girls Basketball practice 3:45-5:15

Congrats Talia Koltun Fromm ... read more


3/27/17

In the Heights - Upper School Musical

Come see the Upper School Musical production of In The Heights!

 

Sunday, May 14, 3pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, May 15-17, ... read more