Author: Liz Freirich

It has been a terrific year at Schechter Manhattan. As I look back on my year of columns for Daf Kesher, I am reminded of the many things the students, faculty, parents, and friends of Schechter Manhattan did this year....

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...

On Sunday morning I attended a wonderful gathering at Schechter Manhattan-the first gathering of the students and families of the Schechter Manhattan class of 2025. These students will begin Gan this coming fall. It was great to welcome the excited preschool students to their new...

Ten days into the 8th grade Israel trip the students have had many powerful experiences. I asked each of them what moments stand out as being most meaningful. Their responses express the impact the trip is having on them....

It was a warm night and we sat in a circle on the grass at Kibbutz Degania. The 8th grade students and I were dressed in white shirts and we had just joined the members of the kibbutz for their Yom Ha'Shoah ceremony....

As you are kicking your Passover prep into high gear by cleaning the cabinets, changing the dishes, or making your seder plans, the students at Schechter Manhattan are also kicking their Passover prep into high gear. Thanks to the generosity of Eileen and Jerry Lieberman,...