Donation Ensures Continuity of Bryn Mawr Jewish Day School

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A generous donation made by Philadelphia-area philanthropists Lynne and Leonard Barrack will benefit the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr.

The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr will soon be available to more children thanks to a generous donation made by Philadelphia-area philanthropists Lynne and Leonard Barrack, writes Liz Spikol for Jewish Exponent.

The donation is financing the Perelman-Barrack Bridge, which will facilitate Jewish day school education for families who have a child studying at Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School and one enrolled at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy.

The Barrack Hebrew Academy was founded over seven decades ago as Akiba. It sits on a 35-acre campus in Bryn Mawr and currently has 370 students from grades six through twelve.

“The visionary generosity of Lynne and Len Barrack is a shining example of their unyielding passion for Jewish continuity,” said Sharon Levin, Barrack’s Head of School.

Perelman Jewish Day School was founded six decades ago in the basement of Har Zion Temple in Philadelphia. Today it serves over 350 students up to fifth grade in its two locations, one in Melrose Park and the other in Wynnewood.

“The best way to ensure the longevity, strength, vibrancy and vitality of our community is through affordable quality Jewish day school education.” said Leonard Barrack, an alumnus of the school.

Read more about the donation at Jewish Exponent by clicking here.

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