About the Society


The American Hebrew Academy Honor Society is a prestigious program that recognizes outstanding Jewish eighth and ninth grade students, from around the globe, who have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, service to community, and character.

The society’s goal is to acknowledge bright, hard-working, well-rounded students who are nominated by school personnel, Rabbis, Jewish community professionals, camp directors, counselors, coaches, and/or friends for membership in to the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society. All Honor Society students will be able to compete for five (5) $20,000 annual merit-based scholarships to attend the American Hebrew Academy (Day students will be eligible to receive $10,000 annual merit-based scholarship). While students are encouraged to consider the Academy for their high school career, it is not a requirement for membership in the Honor Society.

"The American Hebrew Academy is a remarkable educational institution with an outstanding faculty and student body. Identifying terrific 8th and 9th grade students follows the school’s mission of shaping, inspiring, and creating the next generation of Jewish leaders," says Mark Spielman, the Academy’s Director of Recruitment.