Flu Shots

The Columbus Public Health Department (CPH) will host a flu vaccine clinic at CTA on Thursday, October 27, at 12:30 pm. This is a complimentary service provided by CPH. They will be on a very tight schedule so it’s important for your child to be at school at the time of the clinic that day to avoid missing this opportunity. There are differences in the process this
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Yarok Together Article (October 2016)

Yarok Together and CTA To Compete in Nationwide Recycling Competition – Recycle Bowl Students, get your recyclables ready! We’re thrilled to announce Columbus Torah Academy will compete in National Nonprofit Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl, a national K-12 recycling competition which begins on Oct. 17 and culminates on Nov. 15, which is America Recycles Day. During the four-week competition, students will learn the ins and
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Art Update (October 2016)

Art Update: Portrait-Palooza! Submitted by CTA Art Teacher, Amy Neiwirth Lower School students have spent the past few weeks exploring all about portrait and self-portrait art. They discovered what makes a portrait realistic or abstract, how a portrait or self-portrait can communicate something about the person depicted int he art, and why artists might choose to create a self-portrait. Here is what students have
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STEM Update (October 2016)

Submitted by Tamalynn Lerner, STEM Educator Wow! We have lots happening in STEM! The 2nd graders designed, built and tested model umbrellas. these umbrellas were designed to protect Lewis and Clarke (the STEM Guinea pig stuffed animal mascots) from sudden precipitation. Each design team constructed functional umbrellas from wax paper, tin foil, 12×12 inch squares of plastic, craft sticks, straws, paper tubes, constuction paper,
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News from the Hebrew Department (October 2016)

The Hebrew Department has been renewed this school year and my heart is warmed to be welcomed into the CTA family again as a faculty member. We also welcomed new faculty members Inbal Hazut, and educator Sh’lichim Ester and Mordechai Bar Asher. All three are experienced teachers from Israel and bring enthusiasm as well as new and fresh ideas to CTA. They join experienced
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Lower School Choir

Lower School Choir song selections for practicing.  Use the links below for youtube links to songs.  Students should be practicing regularly.  The links will denote who the artist is. These versions are for practice only. Questions to Cheri Friedman, Choir Director, at Yad B’Yad Hashem Melech Jerusalem is Mine L’chi Lach Yehe

Bexley Transportation

Bexley City Schools will transport students.  For grades K-8, transportation is available to and from Columbus Torah Academy.  For grades 9-12, transportation is available from Columbus Torah Academy. To register, complete the two forms below and return to Bexley Transportation Services. Questions to Amy Nance at or 614-231-7611. Request for Bus Transportation form EMERGENCY MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION FORM REV DEC 2014  

Yarok Together for Dateline – June 2016

Garden, Greenhouse, Spinach It has been a very busy spring season for Yarok Together. With the help of high school students, Ioni Wolfson and Yaakov Metz, a greenhouse was built in view of the basketball courts. The greenhouse will help to extend our growing seasons, serve as a resource for formal scientific inquiry and generate seedlings for planting! Students in the Lower School cut
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Head of School Message – June 2016

By Rabbi Samuel J. Levine It quite incredible that two years have gone by so quickly. The alacrity with which this period has passed reminds me that time is a precious resource, painfully finite. It behooves each and every one of us to be mindful of time’s fleeting nature, to maximize the utility of every moment we are given, and to enjoy the blessings of
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Upper School Summer Reading & Assignments 2016-2017

All incoming Upper School students (Grades 7-12) have assigned summer reading.  Please click on appropriate links to download assignments. Summer Reading Incoming 7th Grade 2016-17 Summer Reading Incoming 8th Grade 2016-17 Summer Reading Incoming 9th Grade 2016-17 Summer Reading Incoming 10th Grade 2016-17 Summer Reading Incoming 11th-12th Grade English 2016-17 Summer Reading Incoming AP Lit 2016-17 Writing Rubric for Incoming AP Lit 2016-2017  
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CTA Code of Regulations Draft 5.31.16

CTA Code of Regulations – Approved at Annual Meeting on 5.31.16 CTA Code of Regulations 5.31.16  

Executive Board of Trustees 2016-2017

The CTA Board of Trustees for 2016-2017 David Bernzweig (President) Joel Greff (Vice-President) Jeff Polster (Secretary) Laura Nutis (Treasurer) Victoria Ilin (Finance Chair) Dr. Leslie Hoffman (Marketing Chair) Rachel Weiss-Berger (Fundraising Chair) Dr. Robin Garvin (Board Development Chair) Joey Schottenstein Marcia Hershfield Raanan Lefkovitz Bob Lane Dr. Al Dembe Rabbi David Ginsburg Dr. Bob Wolf Gary Blumberg, Immediate Past President Rachel Metz, PTO President
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Columbus Bus Forms 2016-2017

IMPORTANT – COLUMBUS BUS FORMS ALL (current and new) Columbus bus riders must fill out an Application for Pupil Transporation for the 2016-17 school year.  You can access this form below (or contact Norma at Print the form, fill it out, and return it to Norma Whitmyre by the last day of school Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  Transportation cannot be guaranteed without a form.
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CTA to Host CBI 2016!

Columbus Baseball Invitational Is Coming! Columbus Torah Academy (CTA) is excited to host the seventh annual Columbus Baseball Invitational (CBI) May 19-22.  Billed as the “Jewish World Series”, this is the only one of its kind baseball tournament for Jewish Day Schools. “There is no other event anywhere else in the United States that unites the Jewish community in an arena of fellowship, healthy
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Spring Fundraiser A Great Kickoff to Annual Campaign – May 2016

Spring Fundraiser A Great Kickoff to Annual Campaign Thank you to Joey and Lindsay Schottenstein for hosting a Major Gifts event to kickoff CTA’s 2016-2017 Annual Fund Campaign.  The event, held just before Passover, was well attended.  Stakeholders in Jewish day school education and CTA generously pledged their financial commitment as preparations for next school year are underway. The CTA Annual Fund supports the
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Head of School Message for May 2016

By Rabbi Samuel J. Levine Tonight, Wednesday evening, May 4, our community will observe Holocaust Remembrance Day at a special program to be held at Agudas Achim and sponsored by the Community Board of Rabbis. The history of this day is not widely known.  First promulgated in Israel in 1951, it was passed into law by the Knesset in 1953, to be observed yearly
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Israel Video Network Video Contest

CTA is excited to participate in the Israel Video Network’s Video Contest.  Our 8th grade students talked about what they most appreciate about the State of Israel and shared how to express their perspectives.  The result was put to video in the way they express themselves, through social media. Voting begins February 21 through March 13, 2016 and the most votes will be presented
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Lower School Principal Hired for 2016-2017

Lower School Principal Hired for 2016-2017 Columbus Torah Academy recently announced the appointment of Debra Kira as CTA’s next Lower School Principal. Debra will assume her position as Principal following the remarkable twenty-six year tenure of current Lower School Principal, Patty Sapp, who is retiring at the end of the school year. Debra’s appointment will take effect July 1, 2016. With the input of
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