Thursday, January 10, 2013
Sam Glaser will perform at a benefit concert at Agnon School in Beachwood
A man named on of Moment Magazine's top U.S. Jewish artists will visit The Agnon School for a benefit concert next month. Sam Glaser will perform Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. Glaser has performed at Los Angeles Greek Theater, Universal Amphitheater, Staples Center and Dodger Stadium, as well as on Broadway and at the White House. Tickets are $10 per person. Table and group rates are available. To reserve, call the school at (216) 464-4055.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy's wind and power outages leave local kids with a "hurricane day."
Beachwood City Schools and The Agnon School are closed Tuesday due to severe weather. At the time of the cancellation just before 11 p.m. Monday, more than half of Beachwood FirstEnergy customers were without power. Hurricane Sandy has ripped up the East Coast and spread winds across the East to Ohio, leaving thousands without power across Northeast Ohio. More coverage: Hurricane Sandy in Northeast Ohio
Friday, May 18, 2012
First Israeli NBA player will work with Tamir Goodman to teach three days in June
Tamir Goodman has teamed up with the NBA's first Israeli player and The Agnon School to run the Coolanu Israel Basketball Camp during June in Beachwood. Goodman and Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Omri Casspi will teach three days of camp for kids in first through eighth grades Sundays in June. Goodman, who played professional basketball in Israel, has been featured in Sports Illustrated and was once dubbed the “Jewish Jordan.” His camp focuses on fundamentals in addition to Jewish heritage and promotes respect and hard work. Goodman has coached more than 25,000 young athletes through a variety of nationally known basketball camps. He also coached Agnon boys middle school varsity and junior varsity teams. Casspi was was traded to the …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
West African native performs at school
Agnon students heard drums from West Africa in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Sogbety Diomande, a West African native, performed drum music, dances and songs and taught the students about village life. The progam was sponsored by Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio. Diomande has danced with the Ballet National de Cote d'Ivoire, the Kotchgna Dance Company and many U.S. troupes.
Friday, December 30, 2011
School selected from 141 applicants for innovation in Jewish education
The Agnon School is one of 25 schools to be awarded $25,000 for innovation from the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education. More than 140 schools applied for the grant, which sought to reward schools for innovation and impact. Agnon's application described how the school would grow its endowment, and PEJE will disseminate the model to other Jewish day schools. “We are honored and delighted to be the recipients of this Challenge Award. Above all we are extremely pleased to receive validation that this prestigious organization believes our plan to grow our endowment is solid and sound,” said Head of School Jerry Isaak-Shapiro in a press release. Read more about the award and see a list of all winners here.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Money to be used for programming
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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Students compete to blow the horn for the new year
Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year and the first of the High Holy Day observances. The year began on Wednesday evening. That morning, students at the Agnon School cheered contestants in Shofar Idol — a competition to see who could blow a ram's horn for the longest time. The solo students featured in the video are in order of appearance: Danny Rvzhitsky, Julian Barnett and Evan Shaw. Related: Shofar Photos from Around the World from The Huffington Post
Monday, September 12, 2011
School sponsoring unique garage sale to raise money for trip to Israel
Got some stuff to get rid of? Throw it in the trunk and take it to The Agnon School this Sunday. The school is sponsoring a Junk in Your Trunk garage sale Sunday, Sept. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. For a fee, sellers can park in the school’s parking lot and sell their junk from their car trunks. Proceeds will go to the school’s 2012 trip to Israel. The event will also feature a Chalk Fest: for $10, get a block of sidewalk and chalk to decorate. The event is open to the public. To reserve a space for the sale or Chalk Fest, email your name, address and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a check payable to The Agnon School to Agnon Car Trunk Sale, 26500 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122.