American Hebrew Academy In Greensboro Closes Abruptly

American Hebrew Academy In Greensboro Closes Abruptly

4:49pm Jun 11, 2019
A screenshot of the landing page for American Hebrew Academy's website. WFDD File photo

The American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro has closed abruptly. The announcement was made in an email Tuesday morning.

The school was unique, touting itself as the only international Jewish boarding school in the world with students from 31 states and 35 countries.

According to the online news outlet, The Forward, the closure was announced in an email from American Hebrew Academy’s CEO, Glenn Drew, and Leeor Sabbah, the chair of the school’s board.

The email said low enrollment and declining philanthropic support for the Academy made the school’s work unsustainable. Most faculty and staff contracts will end on Wednesday afternoon.

In a written statement from the Greensboro Jewish Federation, Executive Director Marilyn Forman Chandler says, “Our Greensboro Jewish community is strong and vibrant and we will meet this challenge head on with determination and strength.”

The school’s website now leads to a landing page announcing the closure and all social media accounts have been deleted.      

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