Morah Cheryl’s Blog

Cheryl Maayan 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

The Outcome

andrea Jewish Day School, School Philosophy

One day, you’ll be staring the results of your parenting in the face, and you’ll be smiling. I know, because I just had that moment. This past Tuesday, Jon and I moved our son, Gabe, into his college dorm room …

A Charge To Our Graduates

andrea Curriculum

Graduates, the world has a lot to learn from you. Indeed, your Jewish journey since we merged has been the most profound of any group of Mirowitz students. When we became a pluralistic school, you were old enough to feel …

Unwrapping Israel

andrea Curriculum

This week, during moments both solemn and jubilant, students at Mirowitz experienced one of the many gifts of a Jewish day school education. It’s a gift they get to unwrap every year of their learning, and that becomes their culminating …

AN UNSPOKEN CONVERSATION

andrea Curriculum

A Reform, a Conservative, an Orthodox and a Pluralistic Rabbi walked into a room. This may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but it actually happened here at Mirowitz last night. And it was the start of a …

HOW WE GROW LEADERS?

andrea Curriculum

“Yasher kocheh, Stella! Mazel Tov, Jordyn! You were awesome!”   It’s typical hallway chat for a Thursday— the day a student chants Torah and leads the student body in a discussion about its teachings. At Mirowitz, leading the Torah service …

HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS

andrea Curriculum

Someone asked me recently how we measure our success.  Certainly we are proud that our alumni are thriving in rigorous high school environments, that they score well on college entrance exams (the middle 50 percent of last year’s seniors scored …

Seeing the World Through Jewish Eyes

andrea Curriculum

People are skeptical when I tell them that we integrate Jewish learning into every subject here at Mirowitz. Math? Yep! Science? You bet! Writing? That’s an easy one. P.E.? That, too! If you peeked into our classrooms this past week, …

OUR UNIQUE SCHOOL DEPENDS ON YOUR SUPPORT

andrea Curriculum

Any school can teach science…but not like Mirowitz. At Mirowitz, scientific discovery inspires students to repair the world. Any school can teach social studies…but not like Mirowitz. At Mirowitz, social studies allows students to view our world through a Jewish …