Onir Spiegel and her husband, Jeffrey, enrolled their daughter, Sammy (Grade 1) at Schechter beginning in kindergarten. We asked Onir a few questions about her family’s experiences:
What do you love most about Schechter?
We love the warm and nurturing environment the teachers create for the children, the school’s love for Israel and Jewish values, and the school’s unsurpassed academics.
Why did you choose Schechter for your child?
We chose Schechter because of its excellent Hebrew curriculum and the nurturing environment that supports each child’s growth and development.
In what ways have you seen your child grow and develop as a result of their experiences at Schechter?
Three words: Leadership, confidence and values. Our daughter truly enjoys coming to school. She runs to see her teacher from last year and carries a new air of confidence that I’ve never seen in her before. She shares new Hebrew songs with us and has changed the tune of our Shabbat candle lighting so that we can sing at home just like she does with her classmates at school.
What would you tell another parent to encourage them to consider enrolling their child at Schechter?
I want to know that I have given my child everything I could to make sure she becomes a caring and loving individual, philanthropic and someone who lives her life through a Jewish lens with Jewish values and a love for Israel and Judaism. Schechter helps to make this happen.