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I see myself as the guardian of each student’s childhood, and am committed to filling their days with learning that is significant and meaningful. How do we do that at Mirowitz? Check back here weekly for a window into our school. I will post here on topics ranging academic excellence, meaningful Jewish learning and empowering children to make a difference.

– Cheryl Maayan

A Conundrum

October 26, 2014

Here’s the conundrum. We want our students to be active, vocal participants in their communities and governments. At the same time, we want to protect them from highly charged politics and events that would frighten them. So what is a school like Mirowitz to do...
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The First Read Aloud

October 19, 2014

THE FIRST READ ALOUD At Mirowitz, our students appreciate the opportunity to sink back into a beanbag chair and enjoy a delicious read-aloud. Little do they know that the read-aloud is not the creation of modern literacy educators, but of our ancestor, Ezra, who is...
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A MODEL COMMUNITY

October 13, 2014

Every year on Sukkot, I make an effort to find myself outdoors…eating in a Sukkah, hiking in the woods, riding my bike. No matter what I’m doing, spending time immersed in nature inspires me in the same ways:  I gain perspective that I am part...
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An Accounting of the Soul

October 5, 2014

Each year on Yom Kippur, we engage in heshbon hanefesh, an accounting of the soul. This tradition has taught us to be both reflective of our behaviors and committed to personal improvement.  At Mirowitz, we engage in self-reflection and continuous improvement as a habit. It’s like institutional heshbon...
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