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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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Directing Philanthropy Where It’s Needed Most: Inspired Tzedakah at Hannah Senesh

Directing Philanthropy Where It’s Needed Most: Inspired Tzedakah at Hannah Senesh by Judy Schoenberg, Senesh Board member, Senesh parent and Giving Circle Co-Chair “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -Anne Frank Hannah Senesh’s Giving Circle experienced a second successful year thanks to the parents who participated in this innovative, educational, and philanthropic program. The Circle’s members had a unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the School’s finances and strategic priorities, to create their own mission and values, and to allocate funds through a collaborative process. Eleven...
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Conversations@Senesh Features Gloria Steinem and Virginia Heffernan for Series Launch

    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...
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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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