Entries by Amira Agha

Celebrating the Class of 2019

Celebrating the Class of 2019 The students of the Schechter Manhattan Class of 2019 are wrapping up their 8th grade year and leaving behind an amazing gift, a beautiful new mural on the walls of the school stairwell.  They designed the mural to reflect the experience of being a Schechter Manhattan students from K through […]

Israel in the Classroom: A Reflection

Israel in the Classroom: A Reflection By: Daniella Adler and Elana Rothenberg, Schechter Manhattan teachers   As Jews and as Jewish educators, we spend a lot of time and attention thinking of ways we can enrich our curriculum and bring Israel into our classrooms, both formally and informally. We want to make Israel education more […]

Taking Flight: Students learning through the lens of something they love.

Taking Flight: Students learning through the lens of something they love. By Seth Cohen, Schechter Manhattan parent, alumni parent, and trustee   My son Toby is in the 7th grade at Schechter Manhattan. In his spare time, he’s also a student pilot. He’s learning to fly a Cessna 172 propeller plane, and has devoted hours, […]

Understanding the Shoah through Oral History

Memories and Messages: An Intergenerational Evening Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:15pm – 9:00pm Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Join us for the presentation of a documentary film and book in memory of the Shoah, produced and written by the 8th graders at Schechter Manhattan. Read more details about this powerful project in this week’s column below.  […]

Rethinking Israel Education

Rethinking Israel Education Just this week, rockets fell on a home in north Tel Aviv and Israel responded with air strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza, continuing the ongoing violent confrontation between Israel and Palestinians.  The United States formally recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory considered disputed by Syria for over 50 years. […]

Celebrating by giving to others: The Tzedakah Roundtable

Tzedakah Roundtable:  The 2019 Tzedakah Roundtable which will be held on Friday, March 29th! This is where our kids – each class as a collective – decide where to give the tzedakah money they’ve been bringing in each Friday throughout the year.  Schechter Manhattan parents are encouraged to talk through the activity booklet with your child(ren) […]

The Mitzvot of Purim: Living our values to make a better world

Happy Purim! Participate in Schechter Manhattan Mishloach Manot. To sponsor a mishloach manot bag for your school friends and staff and/or to volunteer to pack mishloach manot bags, sign up at https://schechtermanhattan.happypurim.com. You will need a LOG-IN Code to access an account. If you haven’t received your code, or if you have any questions, contact Tali Etra at [email protected]. The Mitzvot […]

Portfolios: Self-reflection at Schechter Manhattan

Next Friday, March 15, Schechter Manhattan teachers and Middle School students will spend an in-service day preparing for upcoming Portfolio Conferences (April 1 and 8). The portfolio process is an important way that students at Schechter Manhattan practice self-reflection. Below I share a column I wrote previously that shares how we go about self-reflection at […]

Interdisciplinary, Real-World Learning: The Lieberman Family STEAM Center

Our guest columnist is Allison Levine, STEAM Coordinator at Schechter Manhattan.  Often, prospective parents and interested parties who have heard about the Lieberman Family STEAM Center ask questions such as Where in the school is the STEAM Center located? or Could you describe for me what your STEAM Center space looks like?. A simple response […]