The Hebrew Academy - A Yeshiva Day School serving Toddler through Eighth Grade

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Dear Parents,

All children who are not transported to school by bus in the morning must arrive no later than 8:45AM.

Classes begin promptly at 8:50AM and the students need time to get to their classrooms and prepare themselves for class.

Any child who arrives after this time, will need a late note from the office in order to be admitted to class.

After three occurrences of lateness, a detention will be implemented for grades 1-7.

Any child who comes to school late because of a doctor's appointment, must have a note from the doctor, and that lateness will be excused.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Dear Parents,

Starting in Kindergarten, snacks must be sent in by parents every day.

Two snacks should be sent in each day, one for the morning and one for the afternoon.

Thank you.


Dear Parents,

Please contact the following for information on whether school will be open, closed or delayed. This applies for all grades: Toddler through 8th Grade. If there is a 2 hour delay all classes, from Toddler through 8th Grade, will begin at 10:45 am.

All students from Grades 4 – 8 should daven at home.

Our decision to open, delay or close the school is based primarily on what the East Ramapo School District
decides. If this district is closed or delayed, The Hebrew Academy follows the same.

For cancellation information or delayed openings:

  • Check online at and search for The Hebrew Academy in the 10956 area after 7:30 am.
  • Call school at 845 634 0951 after 7:30 am for message.
  • Call Infophone 845 577 6565 from 6:15 am Listen to radio stations WLIR (AM 1300) or WHUD (FM 100.7)

Dear Parents,

Should you wish to speak to a teacher or check on your child - please contact the front office. It is extremely disruptive to the children when parents visit the classrooms or peak in to the class.

Thank you for your consideration.

Dear Parents:

As a preventive measure, it is now mandatory that all of our students be checked for nits before the start of our new school year. No child will be admitted into our school without a professional nit inspection.

Mrs. Fischer, a professional nit checker, will be here at The Hebrew Academy on Wednesday, August 29th, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. After this initial inspection, Mrs. Fischer will then continue to come each month to check our students to ensure that we do not encounter any outbreaks.

The cost of Mrs. Fischer's services is listed below. It is a minimal, one-time cost per child per year.

  • One child - $25.00
  • Second child - $20.00 (plus $25.00 for first child)
  • Third child - $15.00 (plus $25.00 and $20.00)

Note: Cash only

If for some reason you are not available on this date, you can set up a private appointment with Mrs. Fischer at an additional charge of $10.00. Her phone number is 845-352-7597. The best solution for eliminating nits permanently in the school is preventive medicine.


Rabbi Avremel Kotlarsky

Wednesday is the 13th day of Adar, which is the Fast of Esther. Because the students in grades 6th, 7th and 8th will be fasting, this is a reminder that they can be picked up at 3:00 p.m.

Our Chanukah policy is that no homework is assigned to students during Chanukah. That is from Tuesday, December 20 - Wednesday, December 28, 2011. This does not include Kriyah (Hebrew reading) and Chumash Chazara (Chumash review).

Happy Chanukah!

Please see the below for Kosher Information.

The following is a list of recommended Kosher Supervisory Agencies, whose products generally are acceptable for class celebrations, snacks, lunch etc. Today there are well over 100 Kashrut symbols that identify the Kosher Supervisory Agency that supervises the product. To keep things simple, we have limited the list to the following main companies:

  1. The O-U
  2. The O-K
  3. The Chof-K
  4. The Star-K
  5. The KAJ

Please note that for celebrations in school, we use only milk products that are Chalav Yisrael.

Unless clearly marked as Chalav Yisrael, products under the supervision of the O-U, O-K, Chof-K, and Star-K usually are not Chalav Yisrael. Beware when there is a letter ‘D’ beside the kosher symbol – it is only permissible for school if it is also stated ‘Cholov Yisroel’.

Food packaging bearing a K only is insufficient: according to New York state law, anyone, Jewish or not, can put a K on their products, even without Rabbinical supervision! One must know who is ‘behind’ the K, and whether they are a certified, reliable kosher supervisory agency.

Foods without the original packaging is not acceptable.

Baked Products:

Baked products, for example cakes, cookies and pretzels must be labeled Pas Yisroel. Many products under the O-U such as Stella Dora are not Pas Yisroel and are therefore unacceptable to be brought into school. When in doubt, call the school.

Baked products may be purchased from the following bakeries:

  • Zishe’s Bakery – Rt. 306, Monsey
  • Frank’s Bakery – 51 Rt. 306, Monsey
  • Glauber’s Bakery (behind Hatzlocho) on Maple Avenue
  • Gruenbaums Bakery - Washington Heights (products may be sold in Wesley Kosher or Monsey Glatt (behind Jerusalem Pizza)
  • Taam Eden Bakery – New Square
  • Brill Bakery – Rt. 45
  • Bakery in Rockland Kosher Supermarket

Ice Cream Cakes can be purchased from Oh Nuts! and Rockland Kosher Supermarket


  • Paskesz
  • Liebers
  • Gefen
  • Kemach
  • Kedem
  • Kitov
  • Beigels
  • Yerushalaim Baked Goods (available in Costco)

Please see attached for the November lunch menu.

Shabbat Shalom!

Dear Parents,

I understand that signing in and signing out has been difficult for many parents. Beginning November (this coming Monday) the teachers will be signing the children in and out.

All the best and continued nachas from your lovely children,
Mrs. Perline

Dear Parents,

Please be aware that all foods brought in to school for parties or situations where the food will be shared with other children in the class or school MUST conform with guidelines stated in the attached Kosher List. In addition, ALL FOODS MUST be shown to either Rabbi Kotlarsky or Mrs. Perline BEFORE being brought in to class.

Dear Parents:

A new school year has begun, and a lot of exciting things are happening at The Hebrew Academy. We have several new students who have joined our facility and we wish to welcome the following students to our school:


Boys are allowed to wear navy or khaki pants. For your information: Land's End catalogue, page 44.

Dear Parents,

Tzitzit is a privilege and responsibility for every Jewish boy to wear with pride. Rabbi Kotlarsky spoke with the boys today about the importance of wearing tzitzit and informed them of their responsibility to make sure they are wearing tzitzit to school every day. They were also informed of our new school policy as outlined below. Beginning Monday boys in Kindergarten through 8th Grade must come to school wearing tzitit and wear them throughout the day.

If, for whatever reason, a student does not have tzitzit, he will be directed to the office and will purchase a pair of new tzitzit for $8.00. The school will not lend out tzitzit.

The student must bring in the $8.00 the next day in order to be re-admitted to class. It is our sincere hope that we will never need to open our box of ‘spare’ tzitzit.

We appreciate your co-operation and partnership in educating your child/ren in the way of Torah and Mitzvot.

With wishes for a Ketiva V’chatima Tova- Shana Tova Umetuka!

Mrs. Perline Mrs. Vaspol
Director of Judaic Studies Director of Secular Studies

P.S. It is suggested that each boy has three pairs of tzitzit: one to wear and two spares.

Due to the fact that there are many days that there will be no school because of the Jewish High Holidays, the lunch program will go into effect as of October 4, 2010.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the new school year!

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