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Faces of Akiva

Stories and voices from the Akiva School community; a beautiful mosaic of students, parents, teachers, families and friends all learning, sharing and living together at our school.

Faces of Akiva – The Altman Family

Faces of Akiva – The Altman Family

Joining Akiva SchoolThe Altman Family's StoryWhen we moved from France to Canada, it was very important for us to find a school that could help our 3 children growing in a bilingual environment and continue to build their Jewish identity.With 2 classes per...

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Faces of Akiva – Akiva Alumnus Alan Iny

Faces of Akiva – Akiva Alumnus Alan Iny

Alan Iny, Class of 1989 An integral part of an education at Akiva School is teaching our students how to think creatively, problem-solve and be innovators.   With his book and current consultant role, Akiva alumnus Alan Iny represents what we hope to inspire in every...

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Faces of Akiva – Akiva grandparents Harvey and Margo Elman

Faces of Akiva – Akiva grandparents Harvey and Margo Elman

Every morning Akiva students, Sarah and Chloe Elman, have a very special way to start their school day.  Their grandparents, Margo and Harvey, who live down the street from Akiva School, meet their grandchildren outside the school and walk them to their classrooms -...

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Faces of Akiva – Alumna Anastasia Davis Bondarenko

Faces of Akiva – Alumna Anastasia Davis Bondarenko

“Akiva is a very special place and I am proud to be part of the Akiva family.” Akiva Alumna – Anastasia Davis Bondarenko Class of 1998 As we prepared last week at Akiva School to celebrate Rosh HaShanah, the new year and the future, we had a wonderful surprise with a...

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Faces of Akiva – Alumna Hadas Levine

Faces of Akiva – Alumna Hadas Levine

“A big part of who I am today is because of my time spent at Akiva” This week we had a very special treat at Akiva School when we were visited by one of our former students, Hadas Levine.  Hadas had been a student at Akiva School up until grade 4 at which point she...

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Faces of Akiva

Faces of Akiva

Vanessa Nezri Ohayon Akiva Parent of 1 Akiva Alumni, 2 current Akiva students and 1 future Akiva student “… I feel like my family has a real connection with Akiva School. I’m so comfortable whenever I come here and I know my kids are happy and thriving. Every morning,...

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Faces of Akiva

Faces of Akiva

Emily Padan Akiva teacher Changing the world, one child at a time.  “… I’ve always wanted to be a teacher ever since I was little … I really believe that changing our future begins with our children. As teachers, we have this amazing opportunity to improve the world...

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Faces of Akiva

Faces of Akiva

Helaine Tecks Akiva teacher - teaching from the heart. “… Akiva School has always been like a vessel for me that allowed me to teach lessons that I couldn’t have done myself without the support of the school…. I’m able to do programs that give my students the...

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Faces of Akiva

Faces of Akiva

Franceen Retik, Akiva Teacher “I’ve been at Akiva for over 25 years now and I’ve seen the school flourish, growing from a single stream to a dual stream school with 2 classes per grade… One thing that has always remained the same is our focus on providing a...

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Faces of Akiva

Janie and Michael Etinson Akiva Grandparents and Past Parents "... Michael and I have a long history with Akiva School. The first of our five children started in 1976. We were looking for a school that reflected our values at home. We found it at Akiva. Then, our...

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