From last Purim to this Purim: Imagining a Better World Tomorrow the students and faculty of Schechter Manhattan, and Jews around the world, will celebrate the silliest holiday of the Jewish year, Purim. We will dress in costume, participate in games, sing, and laugh. Woven into all the fun of Purim there is a hope […]
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First Grade Siyum Ha’amidah: Learning tfilah at Schechter Manhattan The students of kitah alef were beaming with pride, and they have much to be proud of. Last Friday morning they showed their parents and the Schechter Manhattan community their growing skills, knowledge, and understanding of tfilah, Jewish prayer, at their siyum ha’amidah, the communal celebration […]
A COVID Community Fair By: Aliza Weinstock, 2nd Grade TeacherThe theme for the year in second grade at Schechter Manhattan is community. One major unit focuses on community directly, and all of our other theme units connect back to the idea of community as well. For example, when our students learn about the water cycle, […]
Our columnist is Julie Sissman, President of the Board of Schechter Manhattan, who shared these reflections and announcements with Schechter Manhattan parents earlier this week. Please see her mid-year update letter to the community below. Dear Schechter Manhattan Parents, Wow — what a year it has been since I sent my last mid-year update in […]
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Yom Chesed: Strengthening Community by Helping Others To create a vibrant, engaging, and supportive environment for Schechter Manhattan families. I am inspired by this mission of the Schechter Manhattan Parents’ Association. Our amazing PA, led by Co-Presidents Asaf Kastner and Gila Ward Menda, brings our community together in powerful ways. The PA welcomes new families […]
READ 2021: We Love Reading! 33 minutes and 41 seconds. This Friday morning the Schechter Manhattan community will stop our regular school routine to read for 33 minutes and 41 seconds. Of course we read every day at Schechter Manhattan, but each new year we also take time for a community reading event. We read […]
Singing Together at Schechter Manhattan We love to sing together at Schechter Manhattan. During the pandemic we found a way to sing together safely. Students were invited by Daniel Ori, our Music Teacher, to sing songs at home and he compiled their recordings into these wonderful musical performances. Schechter Manhattan parent, Phil Rosenbaum, put the […]
Build Community with Schechter Manhattan: Grandparents and Special Friends Program Thursday, December 17, 10:30 AM Join Zoom Meeting https://schechtermanhattan-org.zoom.us/j/89191398000?pwd=Yy8vbzE4Ky9lZmUzcE84dlVHSE9Ldz09 Meeting ID: 891 9139 8000 Passcode: chanukah In the months of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have learned that Schechter Manhattan transcends any one set of structural parameters, even the walls of our school building. Last […]
Gesher: Powerful Learning in Cross Grade Groups Last week, before the Thanksgiving break, Schechter Manhattan students and faculty gathered in mixed grade groups to participate in a virtual gratitude scavenger hunt. Students in grades K through 8 discussed their understandings of gratitude and then “searched” for things they are grateful for to share with each […]
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