Gloria Steinem on Judaism, Justice and Strength Conversations@Senesh: The Steinhardt Speaker Series Brooklyn, NY March 27th, 2017 — “Don’t listen to me. Listen to yourself,” said Gloria Steinem at the Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish day school in Brownstone Brooklyn. Ms. Steinem was asked to share her best piece of advice, and she went on to explain, “each of us can be effective in ways that nobody else can be.” In front of a sold-out audience, Ms. Steinem took part in an intimate conversation moderated by journalist and Senesh parent, Virginia Heffernan. The evening... Read More
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... Read More
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,... Read More
The Senesh Green Team has been working diligently to earn the Hazon Seal of Sustainability. Watch the Green Team in action in Hazon’s video below!
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
Senesh parents Yehudit Mentesh, Bradley Solmsen and David Bryfman were three of the 26 individuals chosen as Schusterman Fellows. They were recognized for their leadership and positive impact on the Jewish world. Read more about their work and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation here.