Morah Cheryl’s Blog

Cheryl Maayan 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

Marking special moments

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What day of the week is today? I can hardly keep track. On Wednesday, I think it’s Thursday. On Thursday, I said “Shabbat Shalom.” During this unusual time, when one day runs into the next, it’s even more important that we …

Being Apart Together

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We know how you feel! We are feeling it, too! It’s as though we’ve all been forced to take a crash course in managing ambiguity. Like you, we want to know what tomorrow will bring and what school will look …

All the Right Ingredients

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For just a minute Tuesday, 8th graders could close their eyes, taste their delicious creations and at least pretend to be in Israel. It was the Great Israel Food Fest! Our teens had a few days to select a dish, …

Blue and White

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In Jewish tradition, we pause for a solemn moment before celebrating. We break a glass at a wedding, we remember being slaves in Egypt before entering Shabbat — and this week, we paused to remember the soldiers who have fallen …

Mah Rabu (How beautiful is this earth!)

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When was your last “wow” moment in nature? Sometimes the beauty of God’s creation makes us skip a breath. Mirowitz students know that there’s a Jewish phrase for that feeling of awe: Mah Rabu Ma’asecha Adonai. “How many are your works, oh …

Facing uncertainty…just like the Israelites

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Our children are living in a time of uncertainty, and while we focus on their well-being, we also must take a moment to acknowledge that as adults, we are experiencing uncertainty, too. Yes, many Mirowitz families are facing unexpected hardships: …

A Jewish School in the Cloud

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I’ve been asked a few times this week how the remote learning experience is different for us as Jewish school. Maybe you’ve noticed these things too: Attention to the Soul: Other schools make an effort to attend to social emotional health or …


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There have been a few times in my life when the original GPS directions to get me to a destination end up not being my path at all. The GPS calmly, robotically states “recalculating.” Recalculating! Yes. Each of us are …