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Dr. Richard Cuenca’s Friday Letter: Pictures are Worth a 1,000 Words

Dear Posnack Community: We hear this line all the time- “Pictures are worth a thousand words.” This idea implies that our brains are more receptive to visual representations. We remember more with pictures than only words. Is this true and why? For my Friday letter this week, we will explore this question. It turns out that humans are intensely visual …


Two Systems to Live By

This week’s Torah portion, Parshat Noach, completes the enumeration of the mitzvot incumbent upon all human beings. They are: not to worship idols, not to curse God’s name, not to murder, not to engage in forbidden sexual relations, not to eat the limb of a living animal, not to steal, and to establish a court system. Of this list of …

A Student Take: Jamie K. on Parashat Noah

This week, Fischer High School senior Jamie K. offers a d’var torah on parashat noah. Due to the corruption of mankind, G-d warned Noah that he was about to destroy the world with a flood. He told Noah to build an Ark out of Gopher wood, three hundred cubits in length, fifty cubits in breath, and 30 cubits in height. …

Posnack Open Studio: Mobiles

The Posnack community gathered in the upper-school art studio to make Calder inspired mobiles.  These will be displayed at our Rainbow show which will take place in the Intermission Gallery during the Middle School play, The Wizard of Oz, December 2-4. Join us next month for another great school-wide Posnack Open Studio project!

Gala RSVP Extended to Thursday, October 30!

It’s not too late to RSVP for the 4th Annual Posnack Gala celebrating our school’s 40th anniversary! Join us as we celebrate this milestone and honor Julia and Dr. David Steiner and Libo Fineberg at the Posnack 4th Annual Gala on November 16, 2014, 6:00 pm in the Orlove Auditorium. To RSVP, please contact Karen Kleiman at 954.583.6100 ext. 235 …

Gala Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Posnack’s 40th!

Top 10 things you should do to help celebrate Posnack’s 40th Anniversary at this year’s Gala! RSVP for the Gala – deadline tomorrow! Put an ad in the Gala Journal celebrating 40 years of our School – deadline tomorrow! Join the 40th Anniversary Wall by placing an ad in the Gala Journal. Turning 40 this year? If you are 40 years …

Think Pink, Wear Pink, Friday, October 31

Help support breast cancer awareness with Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer. Think pink, and wear pink shirts and navy uniform bottoms on Friday, October 31.

Art by 3 Fischer High Juniors Featured in Charity Calendar

Congratulations to Posnack 11th grade students Max F., Carly R., and Alyna T., whose photographs were chosen to be featured in the Debbie’s Dream Foundation 2015 Dreamers Calendar. The calendar will be officially unveiled at the the Foundation’s Gala Kick-Off on November 5, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Alpine Jaguar. The artwork will be blown up and calendars will …


And Now For the Rest of the Story

As we begin again the annual cycle of reading the Torah, there are many fundamental principles that must be kept in mind in order for the Torah to make sense.  Most important is to understand that the Written Law, Torah, also known as the Five Books of Moshe or Chumash, actually came after the Oral Law. In fact, the Torah …