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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

Raising Change Makers

April 27, 2021

Racial injustice is a problem for every American. My burden is your burden. I’ve heard these from our Vice President this week speaking about race. I read them in Amy Hammerman’s Jewish Light article on Asian American hate. And they echo from my 52 years of Jewish...
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And Now We Turn From Sadness to Joy

April 19, 2021

“And now we turn from sadness to joy…” My dad said those words every Friday night when he would transition his congregation from the mourners’ kaddish to the Shabbat kiddush. I thought of them yesterday as our students rose the Israeli flag from half mast,...
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Remembering the Holocaust

April 12, 2021

Each year at this time, we commemorate the tragedy of the Holocaust, and also the internal strength of those who resisted and fought against the Nazis. In fact, the official name for the day, selected by the Knesset in 1951, is Yom HaZikaron La’Sho’ah u’La-Gevurah, the Day...
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Passover and Lessons in Empathy

April 5, 2021

You should not wrong a stranger…for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. Our seder demands us to demonstrate empathy and to imagine that we, ourselves, left Egypt. And truth be told, it’s not all that hard to see ourselves in the shoes of...
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