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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

Israel and Jewish Identity

May 6, 2022

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 on Yom HaZikaron as we prepared to joyfully...
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Be A Blessing

April 11, 2022

No matter what path you choose in life, be a blessing. That is the message we give Mirowitz students every day. That imperative has been the Mirowitz way for many years, and nothing delights us more than the fact that our alumni continue to make...
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Come On In

April 1, 2022

The power of being in a room with others is astonishing. Have you felt it too? After two years of seeing you in carpool lines and computer screens, we are feeling it almost tangibly every time you come through our doors. We were the lucky...
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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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What Does Diversity Look Like?

January 31, 2022

Have you seen the mosaic hanging above the sofa in our lobby? It includes drawings of trees, insects, rainbows and streams, and it represents diverse interpretations of the blessing Mah Rabu Ma’asecha Adonai! (Oh how wondrous are your works, Adonai.) The words come from Yotzer Or, a blessing...
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WE HAVE A VISIONARY IN THE HOUSE

January 10, 2022

A great leader has vision and works hard to make that vision a reality. We are delighted to announce that we have a true visionary right here at Mirowitz! Our beloved Reb Scott has been recognized by his peers throughout St. Louis and chosen to...
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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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#thankyoumirowitz

November 22, 2021

What makes you want to say #thankyoumirowitz? The meaningful moments your children spend learning every day? The phenomenal, loving teachers who are working harder than they ever imagined possible? The Judaic and Hebrew education that is connecting your children to their heritage? We are a community...
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#ThankYouMirowitz

October 25, 2021

If I could have a do-over, I would want the childhood I gave my kids here at Mirowitz. They got the best education, came to see the world through Jewish eyes, and learned what it means to be responsible members of a community. For that, ...
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