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

Using Their Voices

andrea Curriculum

A few months ago, we traveled 500 miles with our Middle School students to expose them to the racial injustice that was pervasive in the 1960s, and to open their eyes to the fact that they, too, can use their …

Sukkot Reminds Us to Build a Better World

andrea Curriculum

Sukkot is a time to remember that we should be outdoors, no matter the weather, and connect with the rhythms of the earth. Spending time immersed in nature inspires us, slows us down and helps us recall some important truths: …

Going the Extra Mile

andrea Curriculum

Every day at Mirowitz, we seek to inspire our students to say “Here I Am” when it comes to caring for the earth. And our students consistently rise to the challenge, restoring prairies, composting food scraps, monitoring water quality, caring for …

Understanding Israel

andrea Curriculum

Navigating the complexities of Israel is enough to make an adult’s head spin. What a gift that our students have our Mirowitz faculty as tour guides. If you peeked into middle school early this week, you would have seen students …

Higher Order Thinking

andrea Curriculum

Every so often, prospective parents ask what we are NOT teaching to make time for Jewish studies. The answer is this: Education is not a zero-sum situation. The time children spend in Judaic studies is part of the reason they …

What Sprouts in Four Weeks?

andrea Curriculum

When you plant a seed and nurture it, you just might see something grow in four or five weeks. Mirowitz students are about to witness the magic of that! This week, they planted spinach, carrot, radish, beet, lettuce and zucchini …

Raising Children Who Make Good Choices

andrea Curriculum

Tonight at sundown begins the Jewish month of 
Elul. We love Elul at Mirowitz! During this Jewish month that leads up to the Days of Awe, we reflect on our own actions and behaviors, and recalibrate with intentions of being our …