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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

Thanks for Playing

March 7, 2022

Yesterday, Reb Scott was honored with the JPro Visionary Award, given to a Jewish professional whose innovation has an extraordinary impact on the community. The following are his remarks: I wish y’all could have been there yesterday when third graders Jonah and Levi read their Torah aliyah for...
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Turning the Camera on Patty Bloom

February 28, 2022

The relationships our students have with Mirowitz faculty and staff impactful. They lead to self confidence and personal joy, connection and empowerment. We are so proud that the St. Louis Jewish community is recognizing two of our exemplary Mirowitz professionals this spring. Every family at...
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Tamhui and Community Unity

December 10, 2021

“What inspires me?” Students have been asking themselves that question all week. The Chanukah Tamhui project is about helping others, of course, but just as much, it’s about community unity. Tamhui allows everyone in our community to be a part of our community tzedakah jar,...
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What Difference Does a Jewish Day School Make

October 18, 2021

After a year of recruiting over Zoom, it’s so wonderful to be able to welcome prospective parents for tours this year. I met a parent in the hallway this week who asked my favorite question: What difference does a Jewish Day School make? I could...
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You Know You’ve Raised Them Right When

October 11, 2021

Children get only one childhood, and we parents have the monumental responsibility of ensuring that it is filled with experiences that will lead them to become good human beings. At Mirowitz, we are your partners in that sacred undertaking. So how do you know we’ve...
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Using Our Power For Good!

September 9, 2021

Rosh HaShanah is just a few days away, and we — as a Jewish people — are preparing for a year of sweetness. Here at Mirowitz, teachers are helping your children understand that this time of year is an opportunity to pause, pray, to reflect...
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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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What Does It Take to Grow a Leader

February 8, 2021

I stumbled upon a Zoom tour yesterday. One of our eighth graders was explaining to a prospective parent how she grew to be a confident leader. It was a process, she said, that hinged on the daily reminders from her Mirowitz teachers that her voice...
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Invent Your Own Recipe

February 8, 2021

Hallel’s 1 Skillet Egg Breakfast Ingredients: – 1 medium or ½ russet potato – 2 large eggs – 1 ½ cups vegetables of your choice.  I recommend broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, and/or asparagus. -1.5 tablespoons oil -⅛ teaspoon of salt -a few grinds of pepper...
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More Than A School

October 26, 2020

Mirowitz is more than simply a place where children learn to be mathematicians and scientists, effective writers and inquisitive readers. Intellectual growth should be a given at any school. But at Mirowitz, it is our intention that students reach their potential as learners and as...
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