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Gross Schechter Week in Review – January 14, 2022

Dear Kehillat Schechter, In Tehillim 115 we learn: “The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth God has given to humanity.” The Tu B’shevat learning and experiences throughout Gross Schechter Day school this week not only taught but amplified this message. Students gained a deeper appreciation for the awe inspiring gift of our natural world as well as an increasing understanding...
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Gross Schechter Week in Review – February 4th

Dear Kehillat Schechter, Inspiring and moving events unfolded this week at Gross Schechter Day School, despite forces of nature shortening our time together in the classrooms. First, eight 4th graders demonstrated their mastery of Hebrew language acquisition, public speaking and Torah study by reading from the Torah in Middle School Tefillah for the first time. Second, as the basketball season got underway, our...
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Gross Schechter Week in Review – October 29, 2021

Dear Kehillat Schechter, Acting as guardians of the gift of good health is a behavior and Jewish value we model at Gross Schechter Day School. To reinforce our efforts in this area, it is our pleasure to announce our new School Nurse, Jessica Godshal. We are excited  to have Jessica on board after she filled in as one of the substitutes in...
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Gross Schechter Week in Review – October 22, 2021

Dear Kehillat Schechter, Mazal tov to Ezra Epstein on becoming a Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat! We were honored to celebrate Ezra, along with his parents, Leah and Jeff, and sister Dalia at Thursday’s outdoor tefillah and Torah reading service. Ezra and his family have every reason to be beaming with pride as they continue their celebration with Congregation Shaarey Tikvah throughout Shabbat. Special thanks to Rabbi Scott Roland for joining...
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Gross Schechter Week in Review – October 15, 2021

Dear Kehillat Schechter, Mazal tov to Gross Schcechter’s fourth grade class on their receiving of their tikkunim today! This morning we gathered with the families to celebrate the Class of 2026 first steps toward becoming proficient Torah readers. We are very grateful to Dr. Sylvia Kramer, Anne Adelman and the Malcmacher, Adelman, Kramer and Evans families for making this possible. Dr. Sylvia Kramer shared the inspiring family...
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A Day Filled With Ruach-Gross Schechter’s Color War

On April 30th, our Gross Schechter building was bursting at the seams with crazy colors, loud laughter, and ridiculously rowdy RUACH, as we took advantage of every minute of the day to celebrate Lag Ba’Omer with our annual COLOR WAR! Each class/team was its own color, in order to maintain COVID-19 protocols. And while each team earned points by completing...
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Gross Schechter Week in Review – May 14, 2021

Dear Kehillat Schechter, After six years of writing the weekly updates, I am passing the “keyboard” to our new Head of School, Ginny Galili.  I look forward to working closely with Ginny preparing for the 2021-2022 school year. I am excited to remain at Gross Schechter in my new role as Director of Academics, working closely with our professional staff...
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1st Grade Milestone-The Kabbalat Siddur Program!

The Kabbalat Siddur is a major milestone of the 1st grade! This capstone program allows the students to demonstrate a level of independence in Hebrew reading. Students gain competence reciting the prayers and are well on their way to navigating the siddur on their own. It is an exciting celebration of song and prayer. It is lovely to see the...
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Bamidbar-Shavuot 5781

Gross Schechter Week in Review - March 06, 2020
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Gross Schechter Week in Review – February 05, 2021

Are you ready for the Polar Vortex coming this weekend and into next week?  I want to remind everyone to dress warmly next week as temperatures and wind chills will be the lowest of the year.  We will monitor the weather carefully and stay inside for recess if it is too cold.  But with those potential low temperatures, even at...
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