Seeing the World Through Jewish Eyes

December 13, 2015

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!813_341598450

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.”

813_492752931Tamhui 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.813_1214688420

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.

813_1656190882Some might call it a miracle. We call it Judaic Integration.

Have a Shabbat Shalom,

Morah Cheryl