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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

Mistakes are OKAY here! (Actually they are a good thing!)

May 13, 2022

If you don’t succeed on the first try…well, that’s actually a good thing. It means you are being challenged to think, to reconsider and to try something new. Mirowitz students have the benefit of learning the principles of engineering design — something we never talked...
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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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Revisiting, Reclaiming, Commemorating and Making History

May 2, 2022

This week, Mirowitiz 8th graders have revisited history. They’ve reclaimed history. They’ve commemorated history. And they’ve made history! How so? They climbed through Hezekiah’s tunnels — constructed by King David in 701 BCE — splashing in the tunnels’ waters so they could understand how they...
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The Exodus From Every Angle

April 29, 2022

Every year at this time, we tell the very same story. And every year it offers new meaning to us as we evolve in our own curiosity, perspective and education.  I walked into a Middle school Judaics class today and was blown away by the...
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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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Teach Them to Swim

March 24, 2022

Mirowitz teachers and parents are a team. Together we celebrate a child’s greatness, and together we work through challenging moments. Together we strive to give them an idyllic childhood and also to “teach them to swim.” There’s a text in the Talmud that says that parents...
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Growing a Garden of Values

March 20, 2022

The chilly air was wet with the impending rain this morning when Middle Schoolers circled up in the Tikkun Garden. Despite a backdrop of chirping birds, the students were rapt with attention, inspired by an enthusiastic guest teacher, Matt Lebon, owner of Custom Foodscaping who...
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What Does It Take to Grow a Leader?

March 14, 2022

Yesterday, a visiting teacher made this observation after witnessing third graders lead Torah study: “I’m so impressed that the students at Mirowitz feel safe sharing deeply personal and spiritual thoughts with one another. What you have here is very unusual. It’s a sign of a true...
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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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