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On June 6, I was delighted to observe a live teleconference between Schechter Manhattan’s 4th grade and their peers from a school in Guatemala. Rainforest Artlink—a program that Schechter contracts with Creative Connections, an educational/cultural exchange organization—is the coda to a year-long thematic study of...

There's no question about it: applying to Kindergarten in NYC is not for the weak. There are so many schools, private and public, each with their own set of requirements, tests, interviews, hoops to jump through. A parent can find themselves dragging a confused, sniffling...

One of my favorite Schechter events is the annual Shabbaton. This is an all-grade, family weekend at a camp in upstate New York right before the end of school. The Shabbaton is very special and meaningful to me and most of my grade....

Earlier this week as I was considering what to write for this post, I thought about how our family has had so many incredible experiences at Schechter Manhattan, but most of them didn’t feel large enough to fill an entire column....

Last year, my son Henry participated in TEVA, a wonderful 6th grade experience, in which students spend several days in nature. When he came home, Henry flopped on the couch, happy, energized and exhausted. He looked at me, beaming, and said, "Mom, I didn't think...

What does Schechter Manhattan teach? It teaches a love of learning, a love of Judaism, a love a tradition, and a love community. Throughout it all, there is a value that underlies all of the content, and that is, what does it mean to be...

When Sam was in kindergarten, his 6-month-old brother Eli was hospitalized for an infectious respiratory virus. We spent several anxious days staying in the hospital room, while juggling work and the needs of an energetic kindergartner. To make matters worse, because Eli was...