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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

#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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What’s in YOUR Blessing Jar?

November 15, 2021

Gratitude is both a Jewish value and has researched mental health benefits. Last week at our virtual open house, Reb Scott explained this concept, and guided each prospective family through the creation of a gratitude jar, in which they can add their thanks each night...
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Connecting with Israel

November 8, 2021

I was a sophomore in high school when my synagogue called the entire congregation together for an important Shabbat service, no press allowed. They were raising money for Operation Moses, the first large-scale rescue of Ethiopian Jews – and it was top secret at the...
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Growing Tikkun

November 1, 2021

You may doubt me, but it’s true. You CAN integrate Judaism and math. You can even sprinkle in a dab of science, technology, ethics, engineering and artistry to the list of ingredients. Our oldest students are doing just that. Their project? Growing Tikkun. For the...
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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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What Difference Does a Jewish Day School Make

October 18, 2021

After a year of recruiting over Zoom, it’s so wonderful to be able to welcome prospective parents for tours this year. I met a parent in the hallway this week who asked my favorite question: What difference does a Jewish Day School make? I could...
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You Know You’ve Raised Them Right When

October 11, 2021

Children get only one childhood, and we parents have the monumental responsibility of ensuring that it is filled with experiences that will lead them to become good human beings. At Mirowitz, we are your partners in that sacred undertaking. So how do you know we’ve...
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Simchat Torah and the First Read Aloud

October 4, 2021

At Mirowitz, our students appreciate the opportunity to sink into a beanbag chair and enjoy a captivating read-aloud. Little do they know that the read-aloud is not the creation of Audible or modern literacy educators, but of our ancestor, Ezra, who is credited with starting...
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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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