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Newsletter: Schechter Shavua

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…


Schechter Shavua: May 2, 2022

We’re incorporating new traditions in a variety of ways, including a special send-off for our students and faculty going to Israel and a different spin to a traditional seder tune. Our Habonim students (grades 6-7) are digging deeper into life sciences and plant energy. But we know that what you…


Schechter Shavua: April 11, 2022

As we prepare to head into the Passover holiday and vacation, there is so much happening at Schechter! Classes learn about and prepare for Pesach in a variety of age-appropriate ways; students learn about diversity and connections to Jewish diversity; the 8th graders faced off against the faculty in…


Schechter Shavua: April 4, 2022

We’re so excited that our fifth graders are learning to read torah with Rabbi Berger! Get an inside glimpse into how they learn and why they begin in fifth grade. Plus, hands-on math in T’marim (EC3-4) and using life experiences to perfect Hebrew vocabulary.


Schechter Shavua: March 28, 2022

Gesher students (grades 4-5) continue to explore different facets of writing, honing their research and informational writing skills. Bogrim Spanish class (grade 8) combines music, movement, and multiage fun! Habonim students (grades 6-7) learn the applications of the numerical concept pi, and…


Schechter Shavua: March 22, 2022

Last week was Purim! So much has been happening… joy and excitement about celebrating Purim, supportive enthusiasm as students cheered on members of the Drama Club in their Purim Play, creativity as they baked and created their own megillahs, beautiful expressions of lev tov as students sorted the…


Schechter Shavua: March 14, 2022

Rimonim (gr. 2-3) looks at masks in a completely new way, Purim-style! Gesher students dramatize the American Revolution to better understand the war's influences, and Sh’kedim class has a special visitor to help get them into the joyous Purim spirit.


Schechter Shavua: March 7, 2022

Schechter’s core values inform so much of what our students learn and do. You can see how this plays out in a variety of ages and disciplines: studying role models in Jewish history and creating rules for a made up society, learning about manners as a two-year-old, and using research to uncover the…

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