Listen, Be Brave and Love Enough

I have never pretended to be an expert in anything, let alone everything.  There are things that I know, and when I am wrong, I am always open to learn. At 60, however, I would like to believe that I … Read More

Closing Thoughts Part II – Finding Ourselves

Every time we walk away from something Jewish, we lose a little of ourselves, sometimes without realizing it. It doesn’t have to be that way.  Just as many of us have chosen to walk further away, so can we come … Read More

The Final Countdown

By Melissa Michaelson, Principal It’s the final countdown of the school year.  With the end at arm’s reach, our children show signs of excitement, spring fever, “senioritis,” and even separation anxiety. No matter the emotion, it’s important for us as … Read More

Requiring Recess Is Smart for Students

By Lauren Midelton and Elissa Tischler, Kindergarten Teachers To play or not to play?  The answer could be detrimental. As Kindergarten teachers we recognize the importance of unstructured play and incorporating movement into daily learning. In Kindergarten at Hillel, children … Read More

Closing Thoughts Part I- Place Some Trust in Your Children

We are living in a strange time for parenting. It seems every month another book comes out about over-parenting and its consequences.  In short, over-parenting involves micro-managing your child’s life, hovering, and attempting to prevent your child from any physical … Read More