Framing Schechter’s Future

Schechter’s Honor Society reception featured a number of displays of creative and innovative Schechter student work, artwork by renowned artist Carol Barenberg (Schechter grandparent) and some of Galerie d’Orsay’s finest masterpieces. In her remarks during the evening’s program, event chair Penina Magid (Director of Enrichment) spoke about how profoundly different the world which our students will enter as adults will be from the world today and the kind of tools they’ll need in order to be prepared.¬†Twenty-first century learning through a Jewish lens is one of three pillars of the school’s strategic plan and was a key focus of the event.¬†The program concluded with this video.
Special thank you to Honor Society hosts, Schechter parents Sallie and Jay Hirshberg, who are generously donating 10 percent of the proceeds from any purchase to Schechter’s Annual Campaign, through December 31, 2016.

Pumpkin Experiment

Pumpkin Experiment

Check out this fun video of seventh and eighth grade Science Teacher Rebecca Waintrup (Edelman) showing her students “a catalyzed exothermic reaction, in which hydrogen peroxide mixed with liquid soap is broken down rapidly into water and oxygen using something called a catalyst [in this case, yeast], which speeds up the reaction. This reaction produces a tremendous amount of foam in a short period of time, hence the ‘puking pumpkin’. This experiment is also known as Elephant Toothpaste.”

An Evening with Rabbi Harold Kushner

An Evening with Rabbi Harold Kushner

Schechter parents, alumni parents, faculty and staff enjoyed an inspiring evening with Schechter alumni parent and grandparent and author Rabbi Harold Kushner last week. Rabbi Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, shared stories and insights from his new book, Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life, in the Shaller Campus’ Aaron Kushner Library, named in memory of his son.