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Congratulations Senesh Class of 2017!

Congratulations to our Senesh Class of 2017 on receiving acceptances to the following New York City Schools:   Independent High Schools: Abraham Joshua Heschel High School Avenues: The World School Bay Ridge Preparatory School The Berkeley Carroll School Brooklyn Friends School The Calhoun School Friends Seminary Léman Manhattan Preparatory School Little Red School House & Elizabeth Irwin High School, (LREI) The Packer Collegiate Institute Poly Prep Country Day School The Ramaz School Public High Schools: Bard High School Early College, Queens The Beacon School Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences Manhattan/Hunter Science High School Midwood High School, Humanities Institute Millennium...
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STEAM Happenings at Senesh

Hannah Senesh Middle School students are enthusiastically embracing units of study through the lens of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM)! The Seventh grade showcased the culmination of their month-long STEAM unit at our Tu Bishvat STEAM Fest held for all grades in school on Friday and again on Sunday for the community to experience. Our STEAM Fest included eleven carefully constructed activities created and led by our Seventh graders. The projects were guided by a thoughtful STEAM design process and were inspired by the holiday of Tu Bishvat. Senesh students in all grades interacted with the projects, asked questions of the Seventh graders,...
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Our Inclusive Community by Barbara McGlamery

Our Inclusive Community by Barbara McGlamery, Senesh Parent Openness, inclusion, empathy and support. These words perfectly describe Hannah Senesh to me.  We have been tremendously proud to call Senesh our home for the last nine years. Lorenzo, our oldest son, newly graduated in June, is now off to Little Red School House for high school. I was raised in Lake City, Florida. A town with maybe one Jewish family.  My own family was Southern Baptist.  I grew up with no hatred for Jews, in fact, Judaism was seen as the bedrock of Christianity. I was never a religious person.  Then...
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Exciting Summer Work from Senesh Faculty

Many of our teachers have taken part in a variety of enriching professional development opportunities this summer. They are all looking forward to sharing what they have learned with fellow teachers and with their students! Shelley Fogelson, our new Lower School Director, participated in a week long Reading Institute at Teachers College with close to a thousand teachers from across the United States.  At the Institute, teachers studied how children develop as readers as well as best practices in teaching reading.  At the heart of the curriculum is the Reading Workshop during which students are immersed in fiction and nonfiction...
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Senesh Partners with IAC – Israeli American Council

We are excited to announce our newly formed community engagement partnership with the Brooklyn chapter of IAC – Israeli American Council.   In an effort to expand authentic, high-quality Israeli programming at Senesh and to attract more Brooklyn-based Israeli families to our School, we felt IAC Brooklyn would be an ideal partner. IAC Brooklyn will now be able to run all of its local programming in one location – at Hannah Senesh. We will offer IAC Brooklyn use of our facility and resources to run their operations. The partnership provides both organizations with new resources and capabilities and mutual access to...
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Successful Lower School Giving Circle

The Lower School Giving Circle was a success and we thank our Lower School parents who participated in this pioneering program at Hannah Senesh.  Many thanks to Judy Schoenberg, 2nd grade Senesh parent who chaired this effort with support from Angie Lieber and the Development Department. Through support from Amplifier, a network of Jewish giving circles, Hannah Senesh launched the first ever Giving Circle at a Jewish day school earlier this school year.  Lower School parents who contributed $1,000 or more were afforded an opportunity to gather together and use their pooled philanthropic resources to thoughtfully decide how they will direct their giving within the context of the...
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News from Noa

Today, sadly, is our last day of the Israel trip — but we made the best out of it! We started the day with a krav maga class on the beach and then had some free time to hang out. After showering and getting ready for the rest of our exciting day, we drove to Shuk HaCarmel for a pizur lunch. After eating some really great shawarma, we drove to Save A Child’s Heart, an organization that brings children from across the world to be treated with heart surgery, and played with the children there. After having to part with...
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News from Noah and Jacob

News from Noah Weiss and Jacob Tilem: The last couple of days have been action-packed! We started Saturday off by spending the morning at three different synagogues: reform, a more traditional service, and Orthodox. After that we had lunch and spent the afternoon at the park. Some people decided to play basketball, some people socialized with their friends, and the rest played on the jungle gym. After that we had dinner and havdalah. Later that night we went to Ben Yehuda Street and either met up with relatives or just walked around with each other buying things. Saturday was an...
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