The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy Annual Fund provides critical resources for our students to receive an exceptional education in a pluralistic Jewish setting, in addition but not limited to supporting a vibrant student body with more than 55 clubs and 6 publications, and our outstanding College Counseling Program, which helps students navigate their academic and future goals.
At Barrack, we are invested in being on the cutting edge of innovation and progress. We integrate science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) into holistic, hands-on learning that fosters critical thinking skills.
This fund supports enhancement of STEAM programs for middle and high school students, including additional courses, the launch of a Business and Entrepreneurship Institute for Upper School with support of staffing, curriculum design and materials, field trips and the development of a Mixed-Media, Communications and Collaboration Lab.
Opportunity Scholarship Fund
Driven by the philosophy that a Jewish day school education is a birthright, we aim to make Barrack accessible to all. It is our fervent desire that financial considerations not preclude any child who wants a Barrack education from receiving one.
Arts and Culture Fund
We believe in fostering our students’ creative outlets as a critical complement to a rigorous academic curriculum and a valuable cultural expression of our Jewish learning and values. This fund focuses on the expansion of the art program for grades 6-12, including the launch of our Upper School Art Institute, with new and broader class offerings across all grades, renovation of art spaces and additional staffing.
This fund also supports an investment in the drama program, including continued partnership with WolfPAC, a diverse range of course offerings, upgrading of lighting and sound equipment and support of multiple shows, including sets, costumes and more.
Jewish Education Fund
At its core, the Barrack community is connected through our commitment to Jewish life and learning. This fund fosters a growing investment in Jewish learning and Jewish life programs – the undercurrent of all we do – including curriculum development for grades 6-12, continued growth of the JBHA Muss Fund, Shabbatonim across all grades, Israel trips, Israel-focused activities and speakers and resources for our newly designed Center for Jewish and Student Life.
Legacy Pathway Paver Program
With nearly 3,000 graduates around the globe, our impact is undeniably significant. Every day, our faculty and administrators inspire our students through Jewish values and principles to live their lives with meaning and purpose. You, too, can inspire not only today’s students but so many others who will walk through our doors for years to come by participating in our Legacy Pathway Paver project. Inscribe your own inspirational message on a paver that will be used to construct a pathway leading to our school’s doors. Learn more here.
JNF/JBHA Muss Scholarship Fund
The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy/Jewish National Fund (JNF) Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarship resources to students attending the junior year trimester study abroad program at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI).