In addition to a new head of school, the Columbus Jewish Day School, started the 2008-09 school year with two new teachers.

In addition to a new head of school, the Columbus Jewish Day School, started the 2008-09 school year with two new teachers.

Rabbi Mitch Levine, Krista Foster and Eran Rosenberg began their first year at CJDS last week. Levine is the new head of school, taking over from Judy Vigder, who retired.

Foster teaches fifth grade and earned her master's degree in education from Ashland University in May. Foster previously taught at Marburn Academy and will handle general studies at CJDS.

After a two year break to earn a master's degree at the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, Rosenberg returned to teaching at CJDS. He will be part of the Judaic studies team that works with fourth- and fifth-graders.

The New Albany High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct a new class Friday.

The 2008 class will be the fifth class of inductees to the athletic hall of fame, and the celebration will run from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Friday in the New Albany Middle School cafeteria, 6600 Dublin Granville Road.

Nominees to be inducted include Clinton Allen, Roy E. Ault, Robert Brenning, Robert Burley, Michael L. Cook, Perry Doran and Lundy Williamson.

The induction ceremony will take place before the alumni night football game against Westerville Central High School. The induction dinner will include pizza, salad, spaghetti and soft drinks from Eagle's Village Pizza. The banquet meal is $5 per person and tickets will be sold at the door.

The New Albany Walking Classic reached its limit of 3,500 participants last week, closing out registration for the September event.

According to walk founder and organizer Phil Heit, the walk closed out last week with the most participants thus far. The Sept. 21 walk will begin at 9 a.m. in Market Square and offer a 10K walk or half marathon.

Walkers must pick up race packets at the Mount Carmel Health and Fitness Expo between 5 and 9 p.m. Sept. 19 or between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin Granville Road.

The walk is a New Albany Classic Signature Series event.

For more information, look online at newalbanywalkingclassic.com.