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Anti-Israel Efforts Today Just Like Balak Long Ago

This week’s Dvar Torah is dedicated in memory of my loving mother,  בתיה בת ישעיה, Beatrice Kaplan. Balak was the King of Moav at the time just preceding בני ישראל entering the land of Canaan. His nation was not one that was earmarked for conquest by God. In fact, God specifically prohibited the Jewish nation from attacking Moav. Moav was …


Deadline Extended: Place PTO Calendar Ads Now!

Submit Ads by July 15, 2015 Advertise your business and celebrate important milestones like family birthdays in the 2015-2016 Posnack School PTO Calendar. This is the Posnack School PTO’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Your advertising dollars help to fund vital programs for our school. Please click here for an advertising order form. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: Posnack PTO MAIL …


Host Families Needed: JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest, August 9-14

Host families and volunteers (ages 18+) are needed for the 2015 JCC Maccabi Games® & ArtsFest®, proudly hosted by our own DPJCC. If you or someone you know can help, please click on the flyer below or go to fortlauderdalejccmaccabi.com for more information. To make a meaningful difference in the lives of our youth, we need your involvement and support.


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Aaron, Kohen Gadol: A True Humanitarian

This week’s Torah portion, Chukat, records the death of Aaron, Kohen Gadol. There the Torah states, “When the entire assembly saw that Aaron died, they wept for Aaron 30 days, the entire House of Israel.” (20:29) This verse stands in contrast to that stated by the death of Moshe, Devarim 34:8. There it says only “The Children of Israel wept” …


Leave Your Mark on Posnack’s History

Coming July 2015: For $180 you could be part of an amazing mitzvah and Leave Your Mark on Posnack’s history forever! For the first time ever in our history, David Posnack Jewish Day School invites parents, alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends in building a stronger and more beautiful Posnack School by purchasing a brick paver for the Posnack courtyard. …


Time is Running Out to Place PTO Calendar Ads

Deadline Next Tuesday, June 30 Don’t wait, submit your ad today! Next Tuesday, June 30 is the deadline to advertise your business and celebrate important milestones in the 2015-2016 Posnack School PTO Calendar. This is the Posnack School PTO’s  biggest fundraiser of the year! Your advertising dollars help to fund vital programs for our school. Please click here for an …


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A Tragic Misconception

This week’s Torah reading appears to recount a very specific event during the 40 years our ancestors lived in the desert. Yet we know that the Torah is only interested in conveying universal ideas for all mankind to live by. Since only “big ticket” items are presented to us in the Torah, it prods us to examine each recorded episode …


Welcome Debbie Borenstein, New Lower School Principal

Starting this month, Mrs. Debbie Borenstein will assume the role of Posnack Lower School Principal as Mrs. Linda Gutheit begins her service as Principal of Kulam at Posnack. Mrs. Borenstein has an extensive background in education that includes experience as a Primary Teacher, Middle School Reading Coach, Intervention Specialist, Professional Development Coordinator, Jewish Day School Principal, and most recently an …