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Newsletter: Schechter Shavua

Schechter Shavua: January 27, 2023

Did you wonder why Schechter holds classes on MLK day when many schools and businesses are closed? Find out in this week’s Schechter Shavua. Plus, students learn about kindness and empathy from a witness to the Rwandan genocide, and Alim students (gr. 3-4) go global!


Schechter Shavua: January 13, 2023

Why do two year olds stick their hands in shaving cream? Learn the answer to this question and more in this issue of the Schechter Shavua! Rabbi Berger stirs up enthusiasm for Hallel and other prayers. Kindergarten students immerse themselves in textures and bright colors to learn new art…


Schechter Shavua: January 6, 2023

Families recently shared in the richness of our cultures and traditions at the Anafim (grades 1-2) Mi Dor Le'Dor Program, while Ilanot parents (Kindergarten) participated in a Havdalah culminating event; read more about these special programs! Learn about the dramatic play area in Shorashim Alef…


Schechter Shavua: December 23, 2022

Ancient Egypt comes to life for our Nevatim students (grades 5-6). Kol hakavod to our after school drama club for a heart-warming performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Middle school students got their hands dirty one morning, preparing hummus, baking their own pita, and chopping Israeli…


Schechter Shavua: December 16, 2022

In this issue, read about the special ceremony re-dedicating Schechter’s Holocaust Memorial. Our Anafim students (grades 1-2) have been inspired by - and producing their own - beautiful Jewish art. Learn how Middle School Spanish students are developing language skills through the excitement of the…


Schechter Shavua: December 9, 2022

The weather is getting colder, but things are heating up at Schechter! Middle school electives are providing some exciting choices for our students, including the Science of Cooking and musical improvisation based on STOMP! Plus, learn the exciting - and sometimes heated - ways that our students…


Schechter Shavua: December 2, 2022

Schechter recently had two really fantastic schoolwide programs. Learn about our new tradition of celebrating the Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd, and a not-so-new (but very special, nonetheless) tradition of helping others on Giving Tuesday. Plus, fifth graders trekked out to the woods to explore…


Schechter Shavua: November 18, 2022

Kindness infuses Schechter’s lessons, reflecting one of our core values of Lev Tov. Learn how that is playing out daily in Early Childhood classrooms and in the cards that students created for Veteran’s Day. And Rabbi Berger shares his thoughts on this week’s parasha and how it relates to kindness.…


Schechter Shavua: November 11, 2022

Schechter students are learning about national and global citizenship and their important role in making the world a better place. Read about their lessons this week pertaining to elections and the schoolwide “One Book, One School” program. Plus, Alim students take a deeper look into the Modah Ani…


Schechter Shavua: November 4, 2022

Read about the STEAM challenge that had Anafim students using their heads…literally! A Schechter graduate returns as a teacher, and we’re kvelling. And learn how one class applies their study of animal habitats to the Torah! All this, plus Rabbi Berger’s discussion of Parashat Lekh Lekha.

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