10 Mar Dancin’ on Purim

!חג פורים שמח

Go “Dancin’ on Purim” with Schechter Manhattan!

Benjamin Mann

Author’s Chair

Each week we feature the written work of our students. We hope you will stop by every week and see what they are writing and thinking about.



Students are writing fiction stories using key story ingredients, such as character, setting, problem and solution.


Once upon a time “The Waso A GRND nR DG BathR MOM WaSALRG” (there was a girl and her dog but her mom was allergic)



Once upon a time”TheDAINSAORDeFD” (the dinosaur got food)



Kitah Bet

This month in theme, Kitah Bet has been learning all about Israel and its bodies of water. After learning about the Kinneret, the Jordan River and Israel’s National Water Carrier, they were challenged to create a newspaper ad, which explains to Israelis the purpose of Israel’s National Water Carrier. Liat, Pemberley, Dex, and Ariel share their newspaper ads, this week.

Click here to read work by LiatPemberleyDex, and Ariel.


Kitah Dalet

Kitah Dalet learned about the 4 halachot, or laws, of Purim.  In small groups they then created ‘tweets’ of 140 characters or fewer, about these halachot in a clear and witty way that highlights their understanding of the text.

Click here to read the Tweets.


Kitah Vav

After reading African Folktales and studying African tribes, students wrote their own African Folktales, and created a creative component that revealed a new dimension to their story.

Click here to read work by Jared, and here to see his creative component.

Click here to read work by Kenzie, and here to see her creative component.

Click here to read work by Caleb, and here to see his creative component.