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Phoenix Hebrew Academy

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The Phoenix Hebrew Academy was Arizona's first Jewish day school when it opened in 1965.

The Phoenix Hebrew Academy is an Orthodox Jewish day school in north central Phoenix, Arizona. The Academy was founded in 1965 by Rabbi David Rebibo. Rabbi Rebibo has served as the Dean of Students since its inception. It is the first Jewish day school in the region and one of the first outside of the New York area. The school has a dual curriculum of Judaic and general studies for children in grades K-8.

In 1965, Rebibo and his wife, Odette, moved to Phoenix, where he established the Academy. Rebibo received some opposition to his opening of the school because the non-Orthodox rabbis believed Jewish students should be integrated into the local community. The Phoenix Hebrew Academy opened on September 7, 1965, with 40 students enrolled. The first campus was a house at 337 East Bethany Home Road, but it was relocated to its current location at 515 East Bethany Home Road.

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Phoenix Hebrew Academy
Phoenix Hebrew Academy Students at the Phoenix Hebrew Academy gather around their instructor for a lesson. The Phoenix Hebrew Academy, founded in 1965, teaches a general studies curriculum as well as a Judaic studies curriculum. Source: Arizona Jewish Historical Society, Phoenix Hebrew Academy, 1997
https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/nodes/view/42103 accessed January 21, 2024. 
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Date: April 15, 1997
Phoenix Hebrew Academy 1973
Phoenix Hebrew Academy 1973 Phoenix Hebrew Academy Receives $2,500 for Scholarships. From left: Esther Brady (mother), Edna Berman (mother), Ann Goodman (mother), Standing: Pauline Hurvitz (daughter), Carolyn Green (daughter), Libby Goodman (daughter). The Phoenix Hebrew Academy was Arizona's first Jewish day school when it opened in 1965. Source: Arizona Jewish Historical Society, Phoenix Hebrew Academy, 1973
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Date: December 21, 1973
Phoenix Hebrew Academy 1990
Phoenix Hebrew Academy 1990 The Phoenix Hebrew Academy was established in 1965 by Rabbi David Rebibo as the Valley's first Jewish day school. The PHA teaches Orthodox philosophy but is open to all Jewish students. Source: Arizona Jewish Historical Society, Phoenix Hebrew Academy, 1990
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Date: April 7, 1990
Rabbi David Rebibo
Rabbi David Rebibo Founder and Dean of Students of the Phoenix Hebrew Academy. Rabbi Rebibo founded the academy in 1965 and is prominent member behind the development of the Orthodox Jewish community in Phoenix. Source: Phoenix Hebrew Academy, Rabbi David Rebibo
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Location

515 East Bethany Home Road Phoenix, AZ 85012

Metadata

Heather Roehl, “Phoenix Hebrew Academy,” Salt River Stories, accessed May 23, 2024, https://saltriverstories.org/items/show/218.