If you’d peeked into our classrooms this month, you would know that it’s all true.
Fourth through eighth graders participated in an International Dreidel Design challenge. Students researched famous Jews and designed a dreidel connecting with that character. They were judged on spin time, their artist’s statement and how well the design of the dreidl reflected the values of the Jewish hero.
Third grade practiced their debate skills as Team Shammai took on Team Hillel, arguing their talmudic positions on how to light the Chanukiah.
Tamhui was all about math today (see the article below), and Chanukah stories were written and read in literacy. Hebrew classes spoke about Chanukah miracles — of burning oil and military might – and shared their own personal miracles. Second grade designed their own chanukiot, made their own wicks and learned about the science of burning oil.
In choosing Mirowitz, you have given your children a gift. In addition to class time spent explicitly learning Jewish topics and texts, Judaism is an organic part of seemingly secular moments. Our students find something of themselves in all of their learning. They see the world through a Jewish lens and develop a moral compass shaped by Jewish values.
Some might call it a miracle. We call it Judaic Integration.
Happy Chanukah, Shabbat Shalom and may your vacation be filled with peace and blessings!