Author: Liz Freirich

As we lit the Chanukah candles each evening this week, it felt particularly poignant to me. We light our chanukiot right at sunset, as the light is fading and darkness is coming. By lighting the candles at that moment we extend light into the coming...

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....

".בית הספר הקונסרבטיבי הנפלא ״סולומון שכטר״ בניו יורק. כמה אהבת הארץ, כמה אהבת יהדות"We sang Hatikva together- all of our students, K through 8, teachers, and some school leaders, along with a member of the cabinet of the government of the State of Israel. As...

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....

Our thoughts and prayers turned to Paris this week, in the wake of the the tragic events of last Friday. The terror unleashed on innocent people left us speechless. At a time when there are no words that feel adequate we turned to Jewish tradition...

On Wednesday evening Schechter Manhattan was filled with energy as over 100 parents, students, alumni parents, faculty and trustees  gathered for the launch of the Lieberman Family STEAM Center. Thanks to the vision and generosity of Schechter Manhattan grandparents,  Eileen and Jerry Lieberman, we have...