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Annette Powers

Aly Raisman: Born to be a Gymnast

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...
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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Aly Raisman talks gold medals, body image, bullying

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.

Hannah Senesh Offers Scholarships for Girls Entering 3rd Grade in 2018-19 School Year

Families Awarded Scholarships Will Pay Tuition of Only $10K Per Year for Three Years Jewish families with daughters who are in second grade this year and will enter third grade in the fall of 2018 have a unique educational opportunity — the chance to send their child to Hannah Senesh Community Day School at a significant discount on tuition. A scholarship has been established by a group of the School’s most generous supporters to create gender balance for the class of 2024, which currently has more boys than girls. Families who receive the scholarship will only pay $10,000 per year...
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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Aly Raisman to share her gold medal secrets

Olympic gymnast is speaker at Hannah Senesh School By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle Brooklyn residents will get a chance to learn the secret to gymnast Aly Raisman’s phenomenal success when the Olympic gold medalist comes to a private school in Carroll Gardens to discuss her brilliant career later this month. Raisman, a two-time Olympian and six-time medalist, will be the guest speaker at the Conservations@Senesh Steinhardt Speaker Series at the Hannah Senesh Community Day School, 342 Smith St., on Oct. 24. Raisman will be interviewed by journalist Virginia Heffernan at the event, which will take place at the school at 7:30...
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Welcome to the Third Grade!

Dear Third Grade Families, We hope you had a wonderful summer! Welcome to an exciting year of learning in third grade! The first day of school is fast approaching and we are busy preparing the classrooms. This year, the third grade team includes both new and returning teachers. General studies teacher, Hilary Davis, and general studies associate teacher, Alisa Cohen, are thrilled to be joining the Senesh community. Returning teachers, Ilana Swisa and Aliza Donath are excited to continue their work in third grade, teaching Hebrew and Judaic studies respectively. We would love to find out more about your child...
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