These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Tag Archives: Jewish day school

[Alumni Guest Post] Lecha Dodi – Man in the Mirror (Pitch Perfect feat. Cup Game Kabbalah)

Posted on November 19, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Who would have thunk it – a perfect mashup of Michael Jackson and Lecha Dodi! At the Weber School in Atlanta, pop culture expert Joey Heyman (PEP ’08-’10) and director of student life/creative guru Ori Salzberg have teamed up with Joey’s students to create an amazing mosaic of the first two chapters of Bereishit, classical Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Aliza Geller — Toldot 5773: The Power of a Good Soup

Posted on November 16, 2012 by Aliza Geller

When  I was asked to write a Dvar Torah for Parshat Toldot, two memories came to mind: The first, was from when I was in forth grade, at Solomon Schechter of Bergen County, in New Milford, New Jersey. For certain Parshiot, we were assigned to do a project, Parshat Toldot was mine. I made my Continue Reading »

[Student Profile] Aileen Heinberg

Posted on November 14, 2012 by David Bogomolny

Aileen Heinberg grew up in a Modern Orthodox community in Brooklyn, NY, and graduated from the Yeshiva of Flatbush, which she’d attended since kindergarten; Torah learning was so woven into the fabric of her environment that she came to take it for granted. Nevertheless, the young woman eventually grew to appreciate Jewish learning as a Continue Reading »

Only one more day =(

Posted on March 28, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

Wow, it has flown by.  I really can’t believe that I only get to teach these wonderful students just one last day. We have studied pieces of Tanakh, Mishah, and Talmud. They have read about the “Jewish” life cycle, mitzvot that the father is obligated to do for his son, the importance of creating a Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Looking Back @ Student Teaching

Posted on March 26, 2012 by Rabbi Julie Gordon

On Thursday I completed my teaching at the Kellman Brown Academy, a medium size warm and friendly Solomon Schechter (Conservative) day school in Cherry Hill, NJ. The school has terrific staff and it was a great match for me.  I was mentored by a talented fourth grade teacher who encouraged me as I deepened my Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Teach the Way You Daven

Posted on March 21, 2012 by Esther Mazal

Since I lifted off from the Holy Land on February 23th, life has definitely been a whirlwind on what I affectionately like to refer to as “My Whirlwind North American Tour” (sounds snazzy, huh?). From New York City to Boston to Detroit (to Toronto for an impromptu drop-in in my hometown, then back to Detroit Continue Reading »

Wonderful things in a Jewish Day School Classroom!

Posted on March 13, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

Saligman Middle!

Posted on March 6, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

I haven’t started teaching yet, but I have been at the school for two days. It’s a very small school, just one hallway.  But everyone is so nice and welcoming. The teacher I am working with is really wonderful and we’ve already started looking at my source sheets and my lesson plans.  Everyday they have Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Checking in from San Fran!

Posted on March 5, 2012 by Cheryl Stone

By Cheryl Stone I’ve observed tons of classes (my mentor is taking that part of her assignment very seriously, no down time to work on prep for me)! In Adv. Tanach, I got to see a great way to use Moodle and Google Docs to get kids started on their DoNows, review the material, get Continue Reading »

Schechter School Visit!

Posted on March 5, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

Tuesday night I drove up to Oak Brook to have dinner with Katie, Jack, and Gail at Cheese Cake Factory. I also saw Katie and Rick’s new home, which is gorgeous! Then I continued to Buffalo Grove to sleep at my cousins house to be close to the Schechter Jewish Day School that I observed Continue Reading »