United Synagogue Day School

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Robbins Hebrew Academy
Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°46′43″N 79°23′32″W / 43.77871°N 79.39212°W / 43.77871; -79.39212Coordinates: 43°46′43″N 79°23′32″W / 43.77871°N 79.39212°W / 43.77871; -79.39212
School type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Conservative Jewish
Founded 1957
Oversight Board of Jewish Education of Toronto
President Craig Rimer
Principal Silvia Eilath
Head of school Claire Sumerlus
Grades Nursery to 8
Enrollment 380
Language English, Hebrew, French
Campus Urban
Colour(s) Blue and White

Robbins Hebrew Academy (RHA), formerly known as United Synagogue Day School, is a private elementary (Nursery to Grade 5) and middle school (Grade 6 to Grade 8) Jewish day school in Toronto, Ontario.

Founded in 1957 as the Foundation Day School at the Beth Tzedec Synagogue, it was renamed United Synagogue Day School in 1961. One of the largest Conservative Judaism schools in the Solomon Schechter Day School Association, USDS has an enrollment of about 900 students.[1] It is the second largest Jewish elementary day school affiliated with Toronto's UJA Federation Board of Jewish Education and is one of the largest feeder schools for the Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto. In 2010, after an endowment, the school changed its name to Robbins Hebrew Academy, as a condition to accepting the endowment, by Larry Robbins.[2] It is the only Jewish Day School in Toronto to be CAIS (www.cais.ca) accredited.

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  1. ^ "Vacancies for Senior Administrative Positions". Solomon Schechter Day School Association. Retrieved 2007-01-16. 
  2. ^ "Enrolment down at Toronto day schools". Canadian Jewish News. Archived from the original on February 16, 2005. Retrieved 2007-01-16. 

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