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New York Jewish Week: Elena Kagan, (High) Court Jester

by Amy Sara Clark Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan began her discussion at a Brooklyn day school last week by acknowledging that she wasn’t able to talk about politics, and that the evening, therefore, was going to be “dull.” It was anything but, because it turns out that the 58-year-old Upper West Side native could have had a successful career as a stand-up comic. Read More…

JTA: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan Talks About Jewish Upbringing

By Josefin Dolsten NEW YORK (JTA) — Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, appearing at a Jewish day school in Brooklyn, spoke about her Jewish background and how her family jumped from synagogue to synagogue. “I had a very strange Jewish upbringing actually,” Kagan, 58, told journalist Dahlia Lithwick, who moderated the Wednesday evening conversation. “You would think Lincoln Square Synagogue, she comes from a Modern Orthodox family. Actually my family didn’t really know what it was.” Read more…

National Student Walkout Press Coverage

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.

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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