Parent Involvement

Parents servicing latkes for Hanukkah celebration

The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) serves as a bridge between parents and our administration, faculty, and Board of Directors. PTO involvement helps parents feel comfortable joining the community at Barrack.

In addition to creating many social opportunities for parents and families, our PTO supports the many extracurricular interests of our children and teachers. These include the Drama Department, the Israel Club, sports booster clubs, and many others. We also promote events within the Jewish community, such as the Philly Friendship Walk (held on our campus) and the Great Big Challah Bake sponsored by Aish and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Past PTO presidents

As a community of family and friends, our PTO also offers a “life vest” to those among us who may need some additional assistance throughout the year. If someone is working through an illness or loss, we show them that they are not alone. Each grade has a Mitzvah parent, who coordinates with other parents to help Barrack families in need.

Everyone is invited to Barrack PTO meetings or events on the calendar as a way to connect with other parents and our school.  

Check out our Facebook page to learn more.