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AKIBA-SCHECHTER

Accomplishments

Congratulations to Shira Friedman-Parks, 7th grader at Akiba-Schechter, on advancing to the National Level of the History Fair. Shira’s project, “It’s Not Easy Being Clean”, was a website on the life and legacy of Josephine Cochran, inventor of the dishwasher…

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Welcome to Ellis Island (Or Not)

One of our 3rd/4th grade classes has been learning about immigration. They have studied the various waves of immigration to the United States, as well as the “push” and “pull” factors that influence immigration…

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Mock Appellate Court

As part of their unit on Mesopotamia, one of Akiba-Schechter’s 5th/6th grade History classes is holding a mock appeals court. During their study of Hammurabi’s Code, they found some passages that were remarkably similar to passages in Parashat Mishpatim…

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Chesed: Not Extra-Curricular

The Chesed Club, run by middle schoolers and teacher Mrs. Gold, has been a fixture at Akiba for a few years now. This year, however, it kicked into high gear when Judaics teacher Baila Brackman’s 11-year-old son Shmulie was diagnosed with leukemia. What, the students asked, could they do to support Shmulie and…

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1-Book, 1-Akiba: a School-Wide Event

1-Book, 1-Akiba: a school-wide, 2-month event in which the Akiba community comes together to read a very special novel: The War That Saved My Life, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. This novel is a winner of several book awards, including the 2016 Newbery Honor, this novel is about many of the themes Akiba cares about…

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AS Launches Third History Fair

In January, Akiba-Schechter launched History Fair, a Middle School-wide program it holds every other year. History Fair is part of a national program called National History Day (NHD)…

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ARIE CROWN

Academic College

This May marked the launch of the Arie Crown Academic Challenge, a Scholastic-Bowl style competition for our 8th graders…

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Offering the Highest Standards

At Arie Crown Hebrew Day School, we are committed to offering the highest standards in education in a positive learning environment. To that end, we made some key changes to our Early Childhood program to ensure our youngest students’ learning experience is a…

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Parent Education Night

This year’s Parent Education Night featured renowned speaker Jedd Hafer from the Love & Logic Institute. This initiative, underwritten by the Campbell Family in memory of Eitan Campbell, a”h was created to offer parents effective ways to deal with complex issues that arise…

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CHEDER LUBAVITCH

Learning at Lubavitch

At Lubavitch Hebrew Day School the students are always learning – in and out of class. The amazing teachers of Cheder create many opportunities for fun and excitement that are also opportunities for learning and growth. Here are just a few examples…

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Putting Learning into Action

Ths past Succos, the students at Cheder enjoyed spending time with their families, and doing all the special mitzvos of the holiday. The Cheder students also did something extra on chol hamoed (the “intermediate” days of the festival) – they put their learning into practice…

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Brachos Fair

The Pre1A girls have been busy learing their Brachos and to end the unit, Morah Chava prepared a mini Brachos Fair. The girls from Kitah Gimmel were invited to be in charge of the activities. The Pre1A girls first sang…

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PURIM

Dress up day was amazing! On the first of Adar II, the month in which Purim falls, the younger boys came to school with their Purim costumes. The kids loved seeing their friends dressed in great, creative costumes…

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Production!

The Cheder girls annual production “Destiny Unknown” was a smashing success! Everyone looked great on stage with their amazing costumes, did a fantastic job in their ensemble, drama, choir, dance and gymnastics…

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SUMMER

In the summer months, when the weather is hot, Cheder Lubavitch Boys School turns on the air conditioning and keeps right on learning Torah! They also take time each day for a fun activity, including swimming or sports, or special trips…

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Integrating General and Jewish Education – and Real Life

At CHeder Lubavitch Girls School, Veteran Educator Mrs. Stephanie Schreiber uses creative lessons to help her junior high school girls use the subjects they learn in different areas…

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HILLEL TORAH

Names, not Numbers

This past May, the 8th grade class at Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School were fortunate to present yet another unique and student-made Holocaust documentary to the entire Chicago Jewish community…

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21st Century Educational Excellence

Hillel Torah classrooms are rooted in a 21st century, student-centered learning approach. Guided by our nurturing and enthusiastic teachers, students are given the tools to think creatively and encouraged to collaborate…

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Google Visits

Do you remember back when your elementary school science teacher taught you about the solar system, and how you wished you could see it from an astronaut’s perspective?…

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Winner of International Diaspora Chidon HaTanach

Throughout the school, fellow classmates and teachers were all watching the Chidon live-streamed from Israel – cheering for Jacob and writing in encouraging comments on their live blog. There was so much excitement in the air! When he was presented as the winner, the crowd both in Afula and in Hillel Torah erupted with cheering and chanting Jacob’s name!…

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Chesed at HT – In and Out of School

Chesed and communal responsibility are core values of the Hillel Torah community, beginning with our youngest students. Founded by Rifka and Daniel Weiss, the Emuna Shir Weiss z”l Chesed Program offers students the ability to participate in tzedaka campaigns, visit the elderly…

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Calm Classroom – Our New Mindfulness Program

Hillel Torah recently introduced a wonderful, new, school-wide program to bring daily mindfulness practice to the students, called “Calm Classroom”. Mindfulness refers to being fully present with ones’s experiences in the moment and accepting them as they are…

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JCFS YESHIVA

Creating Opportunities for Student Success

I have to tell you that the transformation in [Students A and B] has been dramatic… I can tell you that whatever happened [at JCFS] has made an enormous difference in their lives. The boys are fuctioning extremely well here and…

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JDBY/YTT

Learning Comes ALIVE!

At Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov, we infuse תורת חיים in everything we do. The לימודים are internalized and externalized by using a multi-sensory approach. At the end of the year, every grade level participates in a culminating activity or presentation that highlights…

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“Mommy & Me” Day

The first day of Chanukah was an extra special day for every nursery child in JDBY. Our talented Early Childhood Director, Mrs. Shelley Cardash, created an interactive mother and child Chanukah activity at JDBY. Mothers were invited to spend some time in school with their children to…

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Siyum Hashana

Last school year, on June 14, 2015, Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi held their fourth annual Siyum Hashana, marking a banner year of great accomplishments…

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טוב לי תורת פיך מאלפי זהב וכסף

Our first graders reached a very important milestone this week; the beginning of לימודי התורה. Through a beautiful performance, the girls sang about and acted out the חשיבות of תורה and expressed their love and excitement for learning חומש…

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Korbon Pesach Comes to Life

Talmidim in Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi spent the weeks leading up to Pesach learning all about the הגזה and פסח and its many הלכות. To give the experience of חייב אדם לראות את עצמו… to see what it might have been like for the Yiddishe children to have a sheep brought to their home…

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Chanukas Habayis

On May 26, ל”ג בעומר, dawned bright and sunny for Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi. Despite the weatherman’s predictions, the clouds and rains were held at bay. Our 2 ספרי תורה – one donated by the Knopf family a year ago, and the Kranczer family ספר תורה that was used in YTT for 20 years, were carried by Rabbi Yosef Knopf and R’ Anshel Kranczer. They were accompanied by over 400 talmidim, the Rebbeim, staff, hanhalah, Presidium, many community Rabbonim, including Harav Dovid Zuker…

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Kollel Zmanei Simcha: An Incredible Kiddush Hashem

Walking into the YTT beis medrash at 7:20 a.m., and you will be astonished to see dozens of 6-8 graders earnestly engaged in Shnayim Mikrah – before Shacharis! This new program, Kollel Zmanei Simcha…

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Chanukah 5777: An Illuminating Experience

The Yom Tov of Chanukah generated rays of light and joy to all YTT students, who celebrated each day in all it’s glory Even prior to Chanukah, seven classes visited carious nursing homes around Chicago to spread the simcha…

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TORAH ACADEMY OF BUFFALO GROVE

100th Day of School

Torah Academy’s kindergarten class has been counting since the beginning of the year, and as the hundredth day of school drew closer, the atmosphere of excitement grew! Finally, the big day arrived and the kindergarteners…

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ABC Countdown

As has become the tradition at the end of each school year in Torah Academy of Buffalo Grove, the students participate in an exciting and educational alphabet countdown. Starting from the letter A twenty-six days before school is over, the kids in the older classes gathered to vote on the theme…

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YESHIVA OHR BORUCH

Meron in Indiana, 5775

Among the highlights of Lag B’Omer are lighting a medura (bonfire) in honor of Rabbe Shimon Bar Yochai and going on outings. In what is becoming an annual tradition at Yeshiva Ohr Boruch, the Vietzener Cheder while students in Preschool through 4th grade celebrated on the Cheder grounds, Grades 5-8 went on a “Mini-…

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Sent to the Principal

Imagine a talmid (student) coming home and announcing with great excitement, “My Rebbe sent me to the Menahel (Principal) today!” As his family members gasp and stare at him in shock, trying to figure out what their child has done and why he is so excited about it, the boy smiles brightly and proudly shows them his Samachti (lit. “I am delighted”) card…

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True Taste of Tradition

A very tangible feeling of linking with our sacred Mesorah – Jewish tradition and of connection to out Holy Avos, permeated the Simcha Hall of Yeshiva Ohr Boruch…

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Hashaleim Zeh Habinyan

Yeshiva Ohr Boruch, the Veitzener Cheder, has a reputation in Chicago as an innovator. It teaches Limudeo Kodesh in Yiddish, yet provides a complete, State recognised program of General Studies, taught exclusively by Torah-observant individuals who impart…

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Year-End Wind-Up, Not Wind-Down

As a school yeah winds down, and warm summer weather makes outings, parks and recreation more tantalizing than the classroom… Though we know that limud Torah is a year-round activity, not confined to the school environment and calendar, and that each day lost impacts upon the future, how does one impress that upon students, when the world around them is in vacation mode?…

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Noam Shabbos – Preparing for A SHabbos of Kedushah

Various sources state that the hachana (preparation) for a mitzvah is greater than the mitzvah itself, for it elevates and enhances the quality of everything we do. One day we tend not to appreciate enough is erev Shabbos…

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A Unique Graduation Trip

It is common practice in schools nationwide to take 8th grade students on a trip in celebration of their impending graduation…

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EARLY LITERACY

Reading Together

As a reading specialist I recognise the benefits of laying the foundation of early literacy for our children. This article from Reading Rockets introduces ten easy steps to begin the development of a strong reader…

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