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Links to Learning Announces 2014-15 Aleph Award Recipient

We are proud to announce that Marilyn Liroff, a longtime Posnack Lower School teacher, is the 2014-2015 Links to Learning Alef Award recipient. Kol hakavod! Don’t forget to hold March 15, 2015 for the Links to Learning event honoring Maggie Fischer and Marilyn Liroff. Welcome Links to Learning Members: Click here to become a Links to Learning member.


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Dr. Richard Cuenca’s Friday Letter: Winter Break

Dear Posnack Parents and Students, It is the Friday before our annual winter break. The first semester of the 2014-2015 school year is now completed and for many of us, this time of year is regarded as the halfway point of the school year (even though technically, we reach the exact mid-point in late January). As we complete the first …


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Candle Vs. Candle: A Win Win Situation

Every מוצאי שבת חנוכה, “Chanukah that falls on Saturday night,” the question naturally arises: what do we light first, the נר הבדלה-Havdalah candle or the נר חנוכה-Chanukah candle? The question seems innocent enough. One of these rabbinic mitzvot obviously must be done before the other. Unlike the situation when Yom Tov falls out on a Saturday night, where we can …


A Student Take: Dylan S. Parashat Miketz

This week, Fischer High School senior Dylan Shewitz offers a d’var torah on parashat miketz. In this Torah portion, Joseph has been imprisoned for several years. While in prison, Joseph is called upon to interpret the Pharaoh of Egypt’s dream. In Pharaoh’s dream, there are 7 large cows that eat 7 lean cows and 7 large ears of grain that …


Fischer High AIPAC Club Attends Annual Gathering

AIPAC club members, led by Idit Cohen, gathered at the Signature Grand to attend AIPAC’s Broward Annual Community Event. They arrived early to volunteer. Many notable figures spoke. Students enjoyed hearing speeches by Avi Dichter; Former Israeli Minister of Public Security and Pastor Scott Thomas, a Zionist pastor. AIPAC club member, Jenna Marks,along with her sister Lauren, spoke about her …


“Posnack Portfolios” at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

An exhibition showcasing 40 works by Fischer High School student artists in grades 10 through 12 preparing their portfolios for the AP Studio Art Exam is currently on display at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Under the direction of art instructor Lori Arbel, this collection includes painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography. This artwork will be shown in the Center’s …


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Dr. Richard Cuenca’s Friday Letter: Chanukah

Dear Posnack School Community: As we approach the Festival of Lights, we all know the story.  Centuries ago, the Greeks ruled the holy land and sought to eliminate any practice of Judaism. Against all odds, the Maccabees defeated the mighty Greek army and drove them from the land. We commemorate the victory over the Greeks by lighting the Chanukah menorah …


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The Standing of Rabbinic Celebrations in Judaism

What is the most important idea of physics? Which law of physics is major and which is minor? Which laws of physics must always be followed and which ones can we ignore if we just don’t like them or if we just don’t feel like following them today? After we study a little science, by middle school and certainly by …