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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

Discovering the Light; Exploring the Opportunities

May 30, 2020

If we’ve learned anything from the radical change of lifestyle during this pandemic, it’s that when faced with loss and disappointment, we can open our eyes to unforeseen possibilities. If we look carefully enough, we can see the light shining through the cracks. Surely there...
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Marking special moments

May 25, 2020

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 come together to mark special...
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Being Apart Together

May 18, 2020

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 like next year. Like you,...
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All the Right Ingredients

May 15, 2020

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, gather ingredients, cook and present...
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Blue and White

May 15, 2020

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 on Yom HaZikaron as we...
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Mah Rabu (How beautiful is this earth!)

May 15, 2020

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 God.” It comes from Psalm...
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Facing uncertainty…just like the Israelites

May 15, 2020

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: furloughs, layoffs and reductions in...
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A Jewish School in the Cloud

May 15, 2020

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 to teach children about “mindfulness.”...
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Recalculating

May 15, 2020

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 recalculating at this unprecedented time....
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