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

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

Life at Our Fingertips, Thanks to ENIAC

By Marnie Diem, Coordinator of Technological Adventures On February 14, 1946, the first electronic computer was unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania.  The ENIAC took up 1,500 square feet, and weighed as much as 15 cars.  Today’s computers can be … Read More

The Urgent Question: Who Am I?

Yogi Bera once said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” That has not stopped innumerable people, from all walks of life, from predicting what the future will be for our children when they are grown. A day … Read More

Our Vision is Alive – And Evolving

By Melissa Michaelson, Principal Our visionary approach to education is one of the many reasons that Hillel Day School is unique.  We don’t stay in one place; rather, we are always seeking the next best version of ourselves while keeping … Read More