Meet Rabbi Pacht, Head of School

As parents we know that education, and Jewish education in particular, involves so much more than studying from a text. It is the combination of formal study, context, tradition and experiences.

To that end, at Vancouver Hebrew Academy we strive to provide an integrated and diverse educational experience for every child entrusted to our care. Our focus is on the intellectual, moral, social and emotional development of our students. Each child is viewed as an individual, having multiple abilities, interests and gifts.

Our highly-qualified faculty and staff are committed to creating an engaging, safe and intimate environment where children are able to explore and express their scholastic and creative abilities through a challenging curriculum of academics, music, art, athletics and community service. These dedicated professionals not only educate our students but serve as role models who exemplify the values and ethics we promote.

At VHA, we believe that quality education is best achieved when school and home work together, through extensive dialogue between teaching staff, parents and students. We promote an inclusive establishment where parents and community members feel a strong sense of ownership and a vested interest in the broad aims of the school. By working together, faculty, parents and students make VHA a family, in every sense of the word.

Welcome to the VHA Family!

Rabbi Don Pacht
Head of School

About Rabbi Don Pacht

Originally from Queens, New York, VHA’s Head of School,  Rabbi Don Pacht is a talented educator with more than twenty years of experience in Jewish education.  Rabbi Pacht holds an M.S. in Education Administration from the State University of New York College at Brockport, as well as bachelor and masters degrees in Talmudic studies from the Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York.  He received smicha (rabbinical ordination) from Rabbi Ephraim Greenblatt, of Memphis, Tennessee. Rabbi Pacht is well-versed in many areas of Jewish law, and is also a Certified Mohel (ritual circumciser) and a Sofer (ritual scribe). Rabbi Pacht and his wife, Meira, have four children, all of whom attended VHA.

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