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

We are ALL Learners

andrea Curriculum

A few years back I learned how to throw clay on a wheel. This summer, I learned to make yogurt. And last week, I learned how to use a touchless thermometer. Learning a new skill requires slowing down, using mental …

Raising a Generation Who Will Expect Better

andrea Curriculum

I cannot stop thinking about the day I spent in Montgomery last August. The heat was oppressive as we gathered with Mirowitz Middle School students outside the National Memorial for Equity and Justice. We needed to set the tone for …

Charge to graduates

andrea Curriculum

Graduates, The extraordinary maturity that you have exhibited this morning speaks volumes. Over and over, we heard each of you reflect on your childhood at Mirowitz, on the values you’ve learned and on the memories that you reflect upon as …

Marking special moments

andrea Curriculum

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

andrea Curriculum

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

andrea Curriculum

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

andrea Curriculum

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!)

andrea Curriculum

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

andrea Curriculum

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: …