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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


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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How Good and How Pleasant It Is

September 27, 2021

Sukkot brings people outdoors. People who like power tools and construction, people who like to eat with guests, and people who like to shake the lulav. And this year, we are rejoicing a little extra because for the first time in 18 months, Sukkot has...
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Becoming Our Best Selves

September 20, 2021

It’s not by accident that Mirowitz students celebrate the unique qualities of their classmates. They celebrate the classmate who is wildly knowledgeable about dinosaurs or history, or who has a knack for art or math. They recognize that one peer has a great sense of...
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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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We Can See the Promised Land

March 15, 2021

Where were you last year on March 15? On that day, my boys were home from college — a spring break visit we did not realize would last for months. We went underground, literally, that Sunday, and descended deep into the earth for a boat...
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Diversity? Yes, we have that!

February 22, 2021

I get asked questions about our diversity all the time, and the answer is consistently a pleasant surprise. We are a pluralistic community in more ways than one. Every Mirowitz family brings a unique story, perspective and experience to our school family. Nearly a third...
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Excuse me while I give the teachers a shout out

February 1, 2021

“Everything this year is harder.” A talented Mirowitz teacher said that to me recently. Let me back up and tell you a bit about our teachers. The educators who join the Mirowitz team share certain qualities. They love children. They love collaborating with smart, passionate...
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What Sets Us Apart

January 19, 2021

Of all the great elementary and middle schools in St. Louis, you have chosen Mirowitz! Some of you always knew you’d send your children to Jewish day school. For some, this experience is beyond anything you ever imagined. As our teachers will spend this day...
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The Light You Shine

December 14, 2020

“We come to drive away the darkness. Each of us is a small light, and together we shine brightly.” So goes one of my favorite Hanukkah melodies that we sing this week. The song refers to the darkness of Greek rule in the time of...
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