Read dispatches from our 8th graders Israel trip here!
By Fifth and Sixth Grade Judaic Studies Teacher Laura Marder Dor V’Dor, דור ודור, usually translated as “Generation to Generation” is a common phrase heard at Passover seders and throughout the Jewish year. It is often defined as the idea that the older generation passes ideas, history, values, and traditions down to the younger generation. This phrase ran through my mind as I walked down Smith Street on March 14th with a group of middle school students to join the National School Walkout gathering at Boerum Hall. As I watched for cars while we crossed busy intersections, I realized that... Read More
Senesh was featured in several pieces about the National Student Walkout on March 14, 2018. Here is a roundup of press coverage: JTA Article with photo and quotes. Two CNN Pieces with a photo of a Senesh student: Student Walkout Best Signs and Student Walkouts Cheddar TV interview featuring a Senesh student at 19 seconds Youth Radio video includes photos taken by a Senesh student And here’s a video about what Senesh middle school students experienced in school that day and during the walkout. Senesh Remembers Victims of School Violence/March 14, 2018 National School Walkout from Hannah Senesh on Vimeo.
Dear Third Grade Families, What an amazing first week of February we had. The weather has become nippy again, but that can’t stop us from all of our learning! Writing We are working on how to write multiple paragraphs in a persuasive speech. We recognized that the work we’d been doing for the first two weeks of writing was actually just for our introduction! In persuasive writing, the paragraphs are broken down in the following way: Introduction A hook sentence to snap the audience into your speech A thesis statement about what your speech is about An important person or... Read More
Dear Family and Friends of Hannah Senesh, I hope you’ve all enjoyed the holiday season. As some of you know, I have struggled with kidney disease for years and since the summer my kidneys have gotten worse. I have been extremely lucky to have had a swift admittance to the Renal Transplant Program at New York Presbyterian to undergo a kidney transplant. I’m also lucky that my brother Nelson will be my donor and we will undergo the kidney transplant together on January 24th. I will be out of work for about three months. With just a few weeks to go, I wanted to... Read More
What’s Special about Middle School at Hannah Senesh? I’ve been at Senesh since Kindergarten and have noticed a really big change between Middle School and Lower School. In Middle School, you get to make your own choices and the teachers trust you to take care of yourselves. There are also so many great classes and trips that we get to take. The trips are all connected to what we’re learning about and related to our education. I’m excited to go on a trip to an urban farm in a few weeks and then to Israel in 8th grade! -Isaac Silverman, 6th Grade... Read More
By Leela Skolnick and Orly Abel As part of the Journalism and Social Media Chug November 14, 2017 Sylvie Lipskar will be the first fifth grader to play in the band for the Eighth grade musical. We spoke with Sylvie who said she is excited, but a little nervous about the possibility of messing up. Sylvie was initially in our Journalism and Social Media Chug, but then switched to the Orchestra Chug so that she could practice for this upcoming event. She will miss the Journalism Chug, but is very excited to be involved in the eighth grade musical. Sylvie... Read More
by Ali Heffez and Ronit Nolte Written as part of the Journalism and Social Media Chug November 16, 2017 One of the hardest time for students is parent/teacher conferences. Many children get scared because they don’t know what their teachers will say to their parents. On the other hand, some children are very confident and happy when it comes to parent/teacher conferences because it’s a time for their parents to be proud of them. When we interviewed some students and teachers about parent/teacher conferences, we noticed that a few fifth graders think that parent/teacher conferences are fine. They feel that... Read More
By the Fall 2017 Journalism and Social Media Chug Not only was Aly Raisman born in 1994, she was born to be a gymnast. Aly started gymnastics at an early age and quickly became a strong and confident competitor. Aly first became interested in the sport when she participated in a “Mommy and Me” gymnastics class at the age of two. She went with her mother, who was also a gymnast. Aly loved gymnastics from the very start and began training with coaches. She wasn’t always destined for gold, however. When she was six, while the rest of her gymnastics... Read More
Olympic gymnast speaks candidly at Senesh School By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle A willingness to work hard and a belief in one’s abilities to overcome obstacles are important keys to success, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman told an audience during a candid discussion at a Carroll Gardens private school. Raisman, a two-time Olympian, was the guest speaker at a recent event at the Hannah Senesh Community Day School, at 342 Smith St., where she was interviewed by journalist Virginia Heffernan about her life, her storied gymnastics career and her Jewish faith. Read the rest here.