Author: Liz Freirich

Welcome to our Kitah Bet class page! We hope you all enjoyed your summer. We’re looking forward to a very productive and fun year. We’ve got lots in store for our budding readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and Torah scholars and encourage you to...

We can’t believe it’s already mid-September! We’ve already begun to get to know your children, to establish routines and expectations, and to dive into our curriculum. These first few weeks have been filled with getting-to-know-you activities, introductions of centers, and learning to work...

We have had a wonderful first couple of weeks of school together! It has been wonderful getting to know your children as we build our classroom community! We have been working hard at becoming experts on our new first grade classroom. We...

The sounds of kids chatting and laughing greeted me as I approached the Ulam at lunchtime last Wednesday. The room was full of fifth graders, talking and joking with each other over pizza lunch. They were doing the things that 10 and 11 year old...

The Ulam was filled with students, but it was silent. Everyone was sitting on the floor. The 2nd through 8th grade students and teachers were altogether, some leaning on the wall, others on each other. No one moved, but everyone was busy and deeply engaged....

Dear Friends, Whatever our personal political leanings we can all agree that the election cycle that ended yesterday was acrimonious and emotional. And today there are many members of our school community feeling deep emotions- some who are excited and optimistic about the result and others...

Welcome to the 21st volume of Daf Kesher. In my weekly column I plan to share my view of Schechter Manhattan and thoughts on broader Jewish educational issues. I hope that my writing will offer insights into what makes Schechter Manhattan such a special place...