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, you know that it’s all true.
PE class was taken over by Maccabee madness. Mrs. Boggs created stations to practice gross motor skills with a Chanukah theme. Children tossed rings to “light a chanukiah,” jumped on a mini-trampoline to “fry latkes,” and pulled each other on scooters to “fill the jelly doughnut.”
Tamhui was all about math today (see the article below), and Chanukah stories were written and read in literacy. Hebrew classes spoke about Hanukkah miracles — of burning oil and military might — and Middle Schoolers followed Hebrewrecipes to transform potatoes into latkes. Even as I write this, I can hear a second grader outside my office humming “Banu Choshech Legaresh” — a popular Israeli Chanukah song about driving out the darkness.
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.
Have a Shabbat Shalom,