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The Pesach Seder is one of the most ubiquitous religious performances in all of Jewish life. It is a night or two (outside of Israel) of learning, centered around a festive holiday meal that we enjoy together with family and friends. The very first Pesach Seder, which took place in Egypt, is vividly described in this week’s Torah portion, Bo.
The 2021 Pinnacle Awards recognized Posnack Lower School student Joseph L., Hochberg Middle School student Rafaela N., and Fischer High School student Joshua J. Kol ha-kavod. Click for photos and details.
This week’s Torah portion, Va’eira, continues the story of the enslavement and liberation of the Jewish people from Egyptian oppression by God. The Torah describes how Pharaoh remains adamant in his refusal to heed the many requests of Moshe. What was Moshe asking of Pharaoh and how can we relate Moshe’s actions to those of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Eight Posnack School visual arts students have been chosen for Celebrating Arts, a national anthology of student work. Click for details and images of their works.
Training and practices for high school soccer and basketball are still on hold. High School spring sports and middle school intramural sports are in the works. Details and information will be shared as they are received.
Fischer High School sophomore, Sheina Ruth S. was named as a shortlist winner for the Sony World Photo Youth Competition. Her diptych titled “Flower Abstract” landed her a place on this prestigious list of winners from around the globe. Kol ha-kavod Sheina Ruth!
Posnack Jewish Day School has been selected to participate in Names, Not Numbers – an interactive, multi-media Holocaust project created by educator, Tova Fish-Rosenberg. This program transforms the traditional study of the Holocaust into an interactive history program focused on the survivors’ lived experiences.
When reading about our great Torah personalities in the Tanakh, we often read with rose-colored glasses. We project an idealized image on to its leading characters how contemporary society portrays piety. Having this view of our great matriarchs and patriarchs, our foundational leaders, in fact, does us great harm.
Sheina Ruth S. (Class of 2023) has received a 2021 National YoungArts Foundation award in Photography. As a YoungArts award winner, Sheina joins a distinguished group of accomplished artists. YoungArts award winners gain access to one of the most comprehensive programs for artists in the United States in which they will have opportunities for financial, creative, and professional development support throughout their entire careers. Kol ha-kavod!
The National Art Honor Society and National Junior Art Honor Society have awarded five Posnack students acceptance into their 2021 show. Kol ha-kavod! Click for details.