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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

Every Child Deserves Cheerleaders and Coaches

November 14, 2022

When I first became a classroom teacher, I was only 22 years old and a real newbie. I was assigned to an inclusive 5th-grade public school classroom where I immediately learned the importance of constant contact with parents, and especially about the value of conferences....
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The Hard Work of Tshuvah (Righting Mistakes)

September 30, 2022

Aren’t we fortunate that Judaism gives us an annual opportunity to begin with a clean slate? But acquiring that clean slate takes the hard work of tshuvah, apologizing for both intentional and unintentional wrongdoings. For Eric and me, it was important to raise our children...
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Joyful Engagement

September 6, 2022

I’m pretty sure I have spoken with every single child at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School. I know what books they are reading and their favorite Paw Patrol episodes. Older students have shared details about their experience at overnight camp, their love for a specific class, and...
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A Blessing… for New Beginnings

August 22, 2022

I learned something from Stella, our 5th-grade Torah reader this week. She taught us that in this week’s parsha, the Torah instructs us that we must show gratitude for the food we have eaten, and pause to recite a blessing after meals. Those words of...
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Look for the Wind

May 31, 2022

I like to look for the wind. I realize that you can’t actually SEE wind, but you can see its impact on things that ARE visible. You can see the wind in treetops swaying, in leaves rustling, in waves dancing on a lake to make...
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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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