After School Transportation Changes Procedures

Posted 9/8/17 Your child’s safety is our highest priority. We want to update you about the manner in which we deal with students’ transportation changes within the Lower School. If you need to change the way that your child is getting home that day, here are the procedures we need you to follow: Read More Email the classroom teacher, and …

STUDENT INITATIVE TO HELP HOUSTON

Upper School students, led by 12th grader, Rachel Wolf, joined together to say tehillim for the families affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and took on an initiative to help out.  They are encouraging the CTA community to show their support by donating to a student led fundraiser in Houston.   Robert M. Beren Academy is a K-12 modern Orthodox …

GARDEN CLUB KEEPS GROWING

While most of us left the CTA grounds for summer there was a lot of activity happening underground! This summer, a few volunteer students came out to harvest turnips and beets in June. Students delighted in pulling the vibrant reddish purple beets and identified the bright red ripe turnips peaking out of the soil. These vegetables grew in our newest …

NEWS FROM HEBREW LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT – Sept. 2017

By Shirly Benatar, Hebrew Language Department Chair We are excited to welcome new faculty members Oded and Tehilla Karavani, who just moved to Columbus from Israel, although they are practically family here already. They join returning Hebrew staff Mordechai and Ester Bar Asher, our Hebrew Sh’lichim, Malca Makias and Eva Chaykin.  It is my pleasure to work with this entire …

BETTER TOGETHER KICKS OFF YEAR WITH CHICAGO TRIP – Sept. 2017

10th and 11th graders are participating in a special program funded by Better Together which joins CTA students with senior citizen members of Project Ariel, a group from Jewish Family Services.  The students traveled to the Illinois Holocaust Museum in late August to learn about interacting with their new Project Ariel friends.  Following is a reflection from CTA 11th grader, …

NEWS FROM LOWER SCHOOL JUDAIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT – Sept 2017

By Dror Karavani, Lower School  School Judaic Studies Coordinator We excitedly started off the beginning of the school year bringing in the month of Elul. The students recognize this daily by hearing the shofar and seeing the holiday decorations throughout the hallways and classrooms. There is a beautiful symphony of shofars being blown by the students each day as they …

Condolences – September 2017

CONDOLENCES Rabbi Shimon Apisdorf on the loss of his mother Tamara Cherfas and Igor Cherfas (8th Grade Class of 2002) on the loss of husband and father Leonard Cherfas Julia Modes, Sonia Modes Schottenstein, Stuart and Tari Modes and Rabbi Joey Modes  (8th Grade Class of 1991) on the loss of husband brother and father Irving Modes Betty Shames, David …

Mazel Tov – September 2017

MAZAL TOV Kathe-Joe (Paine) Arnoff (8th Grade Class of 1968) on the birth of a granddaughter Joel Stavsky  (8th Grade Class of 1971) on the marriage of his daughter  Zoe to Coby Brandman of Chicago and to grandmother Mrs. Ruth Stavsky William Schwartz (8th Grade Class of 1974) on the engagement of his son Sammy to Julianna Stadtmauer  and to …

Message from Head of School – September 2017

Message from Head of School September 2017 by Rabbi Avrohom Drandoff CTA WAY INSPIRES PASSION IN OUR STUDENTS Rav Kalonymos Kalmish Shapira, the Rebbe of Piaseczna, writes in his magna opus, Chovas HaTalmidim (The Students’ Obligation) in an essay entitled “A Discussion with Teachers and Parents” that when the word “Chinuch” is used in the context of educating children, “it …

School Wide Fundraisers

Various school groups have fundraisers throughout the year which benefit the individual students.  Many of these fundraisers are for services which you might otherwise have participated in, just your purchase through these links will give a reward to CTA students. Magazine sales to benefit the 8th grade trip to Washington DC:  Magazine Sale – Ongoing Using School Code: 2522449 Clothing …

End of Year Packet Links

Below are quick links to 2017-2018 Summer Information. Lower School Summer Reading Lists (Grades K-6) Upper School Summer Reading Lists and Assignments (Grades 7-12) Lower School Supply Lists 2017-2018 School Calendar Transportation Information Uniform Policy High School Community Service Information & Forms Health Services Information & Medical Forms

CTA Facilities Calendar

The Facilities Calendar shows internal use of public spaces. To submit an event, click here for an Event Request Form or send an email of the event with date(s), time(s) and location to nwhitmyre@torahacademy.org  Events will be accepted on by approval based on priority.

Lower School Choir

Below are 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 doreme356@gmail.com Winter/Spring 2017 At The Same Time I’m A Jew and I’m Proud A New Year …

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 amy.nance@bexleyschools.org or 614-231-7611. Emergency Medical Authorization Request for Bus Transportation form  

Upper School Summer Reading & Assignments

All incoming Upper School students (Grades 7-12) have assigned summer reading.  Please click on appropriate links to download assignments in preparation for 2017-2018 school year. 7th Grade Summer Assignment 2017-18 8th Grade Summer Assignment 2017-18 9th Grade Summer Assignment 2017-18 10th Grade Summer Assignment 2017-18 English 11-12 Summer Assignment 2017-18 AP Lang and Comp Assignment 2017-2018 AP Calculus Summer Assignment …