STEINHARDT TO SPEAK AT SENESH GALA Leading Philanthropist Will Detail Vision for Future of Day Schools BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a beacon of excellence in general and Jewish studies in thriving brownstone Brooklyn, is thrilled to announce that Michael H. Steinhardt will be the keynote speaker at its upcoming gala. Mr. Steinhardt, a legendary money manager and one of the world’s most generous philanthropists, closed his pioneering hedge fund two decades ago to focus on a growing passion: transforming, revitalizing and reaching those on the margins of American Jewish life. The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life... Read More
Congratulations to our eighth graders on receiving acceptances to the following New York City Independent, Public, and Specialized Public High Schools: Independent High Schools: BASIS Independent Brooklyn Bay Ridge Prep Berkeley Carroll School Brooklyn Friends School The Calhoun School Dwight School The Abraham Joshua Heschel High School Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI) Poly Prep Country Day School York Preparatory Public High Schools: The Beacon School Landmark High School Midwood High School – Medical Science Institute Millennium Brooklyn High School NYC Museum School NYC iSchool Specialized Public High Schools: Brooklyn Technical High School The Brooklyn Latin School
Hannah Senesh proudly participated in the first Brownstone Brooklyn leadership mission to Israel. Angie Lieber, Director of Development and Nir Rikman, Hebrew Language Coordinator, joined Rabbis, educators and other leaders from the Jewish Brownstone Brooklyn community to explore issues of diversity, civil society and identity in Israel. The mission was sponsored by the UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Agency for Israel and led by our Sh’licha, Orly Dabush Nitzan. The trip immersed participants in a breadth of experiences, discussions and emotions. The group visited a variety of organizations and engaged in meaningful discussions with prominent Israeli social change... Read More
At 12:00 pm on Thursday, December 17th, Jewish schools across the country will join together to raise $3,000,000 in the first-ever collective day of giving for Jewish education, using the online crowdfunding platform Charidy.com. The schools participating in the Millions for Jewish Education Giving Day span a variety of education styles, age levels, religious affiliations and communities. Among them are Hannah Senesh Community Day School of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, Manhattan Day School, Torah Prep School of St. Louis and Shalhevet High School of Los Angeles. Each school’s matching campaign will feature three donors, pledging to match a quarter of the... Read More
Hanukkah is a joyous time at Senesh. Each day, students celebrated with great spirit and enthusiasm. The whole school gathered each afternoon to light candles and sing Hanukkah songs. The Lower School performed their Hebrew Hanukkah play to a full house, students ate many treats, and the holiday culminated with Senesh’s annual Community Arts Festival.
Our whole school gathered last Tuesday, November 3rd to pay tribute to our school’s namesake, Hannah Senesh. Nicole Nash, Head of School, greeted students, staff and parents and paid complements to each grade for their unique achievements. Each grade participated meaningfully with special anecdotes about Hannah Senesh and ways the students identified with this remarkable woman. To watch a video of the event, click here to visit the posting on our Facebook page.
The School Administration and Board of Trustees have engaged in a comprehensive and in-depth strategic planning process. Our new Mission and Values statements accurately define the unique and meaningful Senesh experience as felt by our students, faculty, parents, administration and the greater community. Click here to read more about the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
The 6th grade went on a memorable, overnight trip to the Teva Learning Center in Falls Village, Connecticut. Students spent four days and three nights learning and experiencing environmental education through a lens of Jewish concepts and values. As Jennifer Brier, 6th grade teacher shared, “the trip pushed the 6th grade students to think about the intersection of Judaism and nature in dynamic and unexpected ways. It strengthened the bonds between the Seneshers, and gave them the opportunity to form new relationships with students from other schools. Moreover, much of what’s emphasized at Teva is also emphasized at HSCDS-like making... Read More