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

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 …

Recalculating

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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 …

How we cope with uncertainty

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Remember when we all stood at Mt. Sinai and wondered what was taking so long? For forty days and forty nights, we grew restless and wanted answers. We didn’t cope well with uncertainty, and eventually built a golden calf because …

The Arts are Alive at Mirowitz

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I often walk the halls and am astounded by the artwork on the walls. Mrs. Burack’s has a gift of bringing out the artistry, imagination and creativity that is inside every child. Her bulletin boards include explanations of the goals …

Prioritizing Social Responsibility

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As the Talmud says, Al shlosha d’varim! On three things the world stands. We say the same thing about Mirowitz! We stand on Academic Excellence, Jewish Knowledge and Social Responsibility. It’s our intentional weaving of all three that makes a …