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Newsletter: Schechter Shavua

Schechter Shavua: September 30, 2022

In this issue of the Schechter Shavua, we are highlighting three Schechter Board Members - both current and former - who have been recognized for their significant local, national, and global contributions. We are so proud of the examples they set for others in the Schechter community, representing…


Schechter Shavua: September 23, 2022

What makes a Schechter education so special? One reason is that students have the benefit of being able to integrate Judaic Studies into many aspects of their learning. Their Jewish connection isn’t siloed off as something they learn on the side. Inside this issue, you’ll learn just some of the…


Schechter Shavua: September 16, 2022

Discover the creative ways that our teachers are making science lessons come alive! Learn about some of the ways that our youngest students connect to Judaism and shabbat. And, Rabbi Berger shares his thoughts on this week’s parasha as it connects to Rosh Hashanah.


Schechter Shavua: September 9, 2022

Learning is already in full swing at Schechter! Students across grade levels are developing skills to help them apply new knowledge to independent work, make inferences, and become more critical thinkers. Next, we are thrilled to introduce the new Hebrew Center! Read all about these things and our…


Schechter Shavua: Back to School Issue

Welcome (back) to the Schechter Shavua, our weekly newsletter! In this issue: Schechter is growing… and not just through enrollment! In addition to our continued enrollment increase (for the fourth consecutive year), we’ve planned several exciting new initiatives to help our students grow in myriad…


Schechter Shavua: June 7, 2022

It is hard to believe we are wrapping up the school year! Teams have been celebrating milestones over the past few weeks; learn about some more of those celebrations in Early Childhood and Rimonim. Middle schoolers are performing dissections to study ecosystems and 8th graders are developing healthy…


Schechter Shavua: May 31, 2022

We are so proud of Illy, a Habonim 6th grader, for taking her passion for poetry to a broader audience: she was recently awarded third place in the West Hartford Public Library’s poetry competition! Read her moving poem, plus learn about the K-1 students’ beautiful beginning of their Jewish journeys…


Schechter Shavua: May 23, 2022

Gesher students (grades 4-5) celebrated major milestones last week as the fourth graders led a shaharit service and the fifth graders read from the Torah surrounded by family and loved ones. The week ended with a fun-filled Lag Ba’Omer Field Day program organized by Coach Kee that emphasized…


Schechter Shavua: May 16, 2022

This week, discover how Schechter students apply our core values to their learning in myriad ways: learning about other cultures through music and dance, understanding the ripple effect made by people or other organisms on the food chain, protecting the environment by composting, and meeting with…


Schechter Shavua: May 9, 2022

Last week’s holidays of Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut brought out a range of emotions, commemorating the fallen Israeli soldiers and celebrating Israel’s 74th birthday. Both here at Schechter and in Israel, our students learned about and celebrated those bookend holidays. In this week's special…

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