Reflections from Our Students

June 18, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, In Jewish tradition we come together at the culmination of a unit of study to celebrate the learning, recognize the accomplishment, and affirm our commitment to keep going! When we finish a section of Jewish study, we host a festive gathering,...

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Celebrating Pride…

June 11, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community,   We virtually gathered this afternoon at our weekly communal assembly, Shabbat B'Yachad, to celebrate all our Beit Rabban LGBTQ+ community members and allies. Dressed in our rainbow finest, we read Torah, danced, shared weekly highlights, recognized birthdays, and watched...

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Affirming & Inspiring, Who Doesn’t Love a Virtual Gala…

June 04, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, Thank you to all who joined our virtual gala last night to honor the Akabas family; to enjoy fascinating and fun breakout sessions; to raise critical funds for scholarship support; and to celebrate the Beit Rabban community.  Hearing from...

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Antisemitism & Jewish Education

May 28, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, Over the last few weeks there have been a series of antisemitic incidents in our city and country. Some of these incidents reflect an uptick in antisemitism connected to American politics as it has been evolving over the past several years,...

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Entering Shavuot with a Mixed Basket of Emotions

May 16, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, What a Jewish week of mixed emotions we have had. It was a week of inspiration and celebration at Beit Rabban. All classes prepared for Shavuot, and we enjoyed a special Shabbat B'Yachad assembly on Friday with a long list...

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This is what it looks like to appreciate…

May 07, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, I had some of the best conversations with teachers during my first weeks on the job five years ago. I distinctly remember a conversation I had with Danielle Cohn, at the time a preschool teacher and now an elementary school teacher....

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Just a regular week of special…

April 23, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, This has been a week of routine at Beit Rabban with all classes in-person, no Jewish holidays, and no field-trips. And yet the school has been abuzz with joyful learning across grades, across subjects, and across campuses. Children enmeshed in the...

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Meet Our Honorees!

April 16, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, Right after Yom Ha'Atzmaut each year, I and the other Beit Rabban back office team quickly turn our full attention to the annual gala, Manna from Heaven, an evening to celebrate community, raise critical scholarship funds, and honor people who...

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Prepare yourself for nachas!

March 25, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, The Pesach Seder is a time for families to come together to celebrate and engage with questions big and small. In Jewish day school families across the country, one of the perennial questions asked at the Seder is “nu, was...

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Time Capsule, Community Edition

March 12, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, Today is March 12, exactly a year to the date of our last day of in-in person school before transitioning that weekend to Beit Rabban Ba'Anan, distance learning, for what became the remainder of the 5780 school year. Many individuals and communities...

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Bnai Mitzvah Bookends

March 05, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, On the last day of in person school last year we celebrated the bat mitzvah of a wonderful then sixth grader named Leah Riegel who read from Parshat Ki Tisa in a minyan comprised of our community members. It was joyful...

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Purim Sameach!

February 26, 2021
Chag Purim Sameach! Thank you to our whole community for a wonderful, day, week, and chodesh of celebration. A very, very special thank you goes out to the Beit Rabban Parents Association for organizing a virtual Megillah reading and magic show this morning and preparing...

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Celebrations: silly, serious, and everything in between

February 19, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, Happy Venahafoch Hu Day! On this day we celebrate the topsy turvy themes running through the Purim story by turning things upside down at Beit Rabban. Students dress as teachers and teachers as students. Earlier in the week we had a...

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Happy Surprises on Rosh Chodesh Adar!

February 12, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, Chodesh Tov! It’s finally here, the month of good luck, of joyful surprises, of people stepping up and making the world better when God’s face is hidden… the month of Adar, with Purim just 14 days away....

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Best seat at Inauguration!

January 22, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, Pardon the bragging, but I had the absolute best seat at this week’s Inauguration, it was in a Kindergarten classroom. Technically, I was not sitting, I was standing in the doorway due to our COVID-19 protocols, but the social...

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A Week for Community

January 08, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, Over this past year, we have learned to to take comfort in the proximity of our community even when we are physically distanced. We also have been incredibly lucky to be open for in-person school since September. This week we held...

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A Special Thank You Note

January 01, 2021
Dear Beit Rabban Community, This week’s Ta Shma is a thank you note to our remarkable board chair, Tali Rosenblatt Cohen, who is stepping down from her role leading the board of trustees after seven years in this position. Earlier in the week,...

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Message from New Board Chair

December 28, 2020
Dear Beit Rabban Community, As the new Board Chair, I wanted to introduce myself to the community. I’ll keep this brief; I know people don't want to hear from the Board Chair—except when he's asking for money, and then...

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Musing on Virtual Community

December 18, 2020
Dear Beit Rabban Community, I missed a lot of things during all those months of remote learning last school year. I missed each colleague, each student, each grandparent, each parent, each family pet. I missed the warmth of being together in the same building. I...

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Spread the Light! Miracles behind each door…

December 11, 2020
Dear Beit Rabban Community, Happy Chanukah! Today at Beit Rabban is all about "pirsumei nisah," the charge to publicize the miracles of Chanukah far and wide. Traditionally, we place our chanukiot outdoors or on windowsills where they are visible to passerbys for the purpose of...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

December 01, 2020
Preparing for this unusual Thanksgiving, we took a school-wide deep dive into GRATITUDE, learning about HAKARAT HATOV הכרת הטוב, recognizing the good as a Jewish value, doing mindfulness exercises to become more aware of all those who help us each day, and choosing specific community...

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Celebrating Birthdays During COVID-19

November 13, 2020
Not to overstate it, but in a good year, birthday parties may just be the bane of my existence. It’s potentially weeks of trying to figure out how to entertain a group of small people in a way that will be minimally destructive,...

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Put on a Funny Hat!

November 09, 2020
Dear Beit Rabban Community, In this week of choosing sides and highlighting differences, I am pretty sure there is one thing we can all agree on: it's a little intense right now. It's been a pretty intense week/year. Everyone needs extra support....

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Put on a Funny Hat!

November 06, 2020
Dear Beit Rabban Community, In this week of choosing sides and highlighting differences, I am pretty sure there is one thing we can all agree on: it's a little intense right now. It's been a pretty intense week/year. Everyone needs extra support....

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Election Week: Celebrating & Carefully Celebrating

November 06, 2020
Dear Beit Rabban Community, One of the best times to be an educator is during a national election. It is a bonanza for authentic, relevant, project-based education. Even better, when you are an educator in a big city like New York, the streets are overflowing...

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Only YOU Can Steer Your Own Ship

October 23, 2020
Dear Beit Rabban Community, Warning: I am about to share a ship metaphor on this Parashat Noach. I know it's a cheesy move, but I did not choose it. It chose me! The metaphor comes directly from a fourth grade student. Kama shared this...

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Rain & Resilience

October 16, 2020
Dear Beit Rabban Community, I can’t quite believe we are in-person this year, that was not a given just a few months ago. Each day is a gift, and I don’t take a single moment for granted right now. There...

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Be Joyful! Really?

October 09, 2020
Dear Beit Rabban Community, The Torah famously commands us in the book of Devarim to “rejoice in our holiday" of Sukkot, and we refer to this chag as “the time of our joy.” Commentators old and new have engaged the question of...

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Gmar Chatimah Tovah, a note before Yom Kippur…

September 25, 2020
Dear Beit Rabban Community, I write this note before Yom Kippur to ask for mechilah, forgiveness, both personally and on behalf of our institution. Please forgive me and our institution for anything we have done that hurt you, this year or over the...

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A lot of pressure on 5781

September 18, 2020
Dear Beit Rabban Community, There are a lot of high hopes for 5781, big redemptive dreams. 5781 inherited a bit of a mess, to put it mildly. Who amongst us hasn't maligned 5780 (or it's partner in crime, 2020), and wished their friends and loved ones a...

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It’s an Even More So Year!

September 11, 2020
Dear Beit Rabban Community, We just completed our first week back in school, no small feat during a global pandemic. People keep asking how it feels to be back in school, whether it is stressful to enforce all the new health and hygiene rules or...

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The Load is Lighter if We Lift Together…

August 07, 2020
Dear Beit Rabban Community, We have missed you all, and we cannot wait to reconvene as a community next month when we open Beit Rabban Ba'Binyan, in the "building." Don't worry, we will keep our weekly Shabbat B'Yachad assemblies online, so you...

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We run Jewish day schools in NY. To reopen safely, we need our community’s support.

August 04, 2020
(JTA) — Since March, Jewish day schools have expanded their roles in the community to provide Jewish life and engagement 24/7. We have organized memorial services, supported families in financial duress and served important public health roles. We have done all this while launching an entirely...

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It will be a memorable Pesach…

April 08, 2020
Read the full Ta Shma, Beit Rabban's weekly newsletter, here. Dear Beit Rabban Community, Right in the middle of the Exodus story with all its awe-inspiring twists and turns, God pauses in real time to command the Israelites to pay attention and remember...

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It’s People of the Book Month!

January 24, 2020
Read the full Ta Shma, Beit Rabban's weekly newsletter, here.  Dear Beit Rabban Community, It's People of the Book Month at Beit Rabban! This month we celebrate our passion for reading. It is a time to model this love for our children,...

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Farm Fresh Ingredients

January 17, 2020
Dear Beit Rabban Community, I cannot wait to go to synagogue tomorrow with my 6 year old daughter. She and all her friends in our Shorashim (1st grade) class had their Siddur Celebration yesterday morning, and she is so excited to bring her magical new siddur...

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Tragedy. Resilience. Pride.

January 10, 2020
You can read the whole Ta Shma, Beit Rabban's weekly newsletter, here.  Dear Beit Rabban Community, We all know that safety comes first. It is our primary responsibility as people who are entrusted with the care of children. It is the foundation...

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Beit Rabban Day School Gives Thanks; Experiencing the Great Programming and Learning Environment

December 06, 2019
Beit Rabban Day School, a progressive Jewish day school for children in Nursery-8th Grade, warmed up the Upper West Side on the eve of the Thanksgiving Day Parade with their own Giving Thanks Thanksgiving Parade. The whole school paraded around the Upper West...

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The REAL Thanksgiving Parade…

November 27, 2019
Read the full Ta Shma, Beit Rabban's weekly newsletter, here.  Today we culminated a month of GRATITUDE with a school-wide tefillah followed by our second annual Erev Thanksgiving Day Parade PARADE! All of Beit Rabban, from preschool through middle school, paraded around our...

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Double Simcha! A rite of passage for one student and for a whole community

November 22, 2019
You can read the whole Ta Shma, Beit Rabban's weekly newsletter, here.  Dear Beit Rabban Community, As you know, we opened The Chativah, Beit Rabban’s middle school this year. Keeping our students at Beit Rabban through adolescence presents us with so...

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Message from a Grateful Parent

November 15, 2019
You can read the full Ta Shma, Beit Rabban's weekly newsletter, here.  Dear Beit Rabban Community,   This September, after years of dreaming and planning, we opened The Chativah, Beit Rabban's Middle School with Fifth and Sixth Grades. Last night I welcomed...

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Soliciting Feedback, Changing Course

November 08, 2019
Please enjoy the full text of Ta Shma, Beit Rabban's weekly newsletter, here.  Dear Beit Rabban Community, This week we started our annual grade by grade parent breakfasts. Each year, we convene these breakfasts in November to solicit feedback, insights and ideas from...

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Happy Achrei HaChagim- We’ll Take Your Kids Back Now

October 25, 2019
Read the full Ta Shma, Beit Rabban's weekly newsletter, here. Dear Beit Rabban Community, We use the term "Active Learning" to describe the way our teachers and students teach and learn. This term embodies a commitment to experiential education, which is basically an approach...

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So glad there is no where to hide!

October 11, 2019
Read the full Ta Shma, Beit Rabban's weekly email, here.  Dear Beit Rabban Community, There is obviously a comfort in hiding, in pulling a blanket over our heads and pretend to be invisible. We hide our mistakes, our flaws, and even our...

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Hopes and Dreams 5780

September 20, 2019
Read the full Ta Shma, Beit Rabban's weekly email, here.  Dear Beit Rabban Community, It was wonderful to see so many of you yesterday at our annual Curriculum Night. Thank you to all who made the time to attend, and thank you to...

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Bring on the Difficult Texts!

September 13, 2019
Read the full Ta Shma, Beit Rabban's weekly email, here.  Dear Beit Rabban Community, I love our challenging texts, those that come into direct conflict with my ethics, and even those that present as incomprehensible. I especially love studying difficult texts with children....

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Meeting Our Students Anew

September 09, 2019
Read the full Ta Shma, Beit Rabban's weekly email, here.  Dear Beit Rabban Community, Last night I was practicing this week’s Torah portion with my son who is scheduled to read today at our weekly whole-school assembly, Shabbat B’Yachad....

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Chazak Chazak V’Nitchazek

June 21, 2019
Dear Beit Rabban Community, Mazal tov on a wonderful year of learning and growth!  So many people give so much of themselves to ensure that we live up to our mission of providing a deep and joyful Jewish education for each of our students....

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Community is Our Bedrock

June 07, 2019
Read the full Ta Shma, Beit Rabban's weekly newsletter, here. Community is the bedrock of our school, and the bedrock of our community is the families who honor us with the privilege of educating and loving their children. Last week the Beit Rabban community...

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Top 10 Reasons to Participate!

May 24, 2019
Top Ten Reasons to Participate in Manna from Heaven: We are celebrating the multifaceted culture and cuisine of our tradition. Expect passed cholent, jachnun and latkes; an appetizing station; and a Moroccan mimouna for dessert.  Our students ...

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Tired & Fulfilled after a Very Manhattan Week!

May 23, 2019
Enjoy the full Ta Shma, our weekly newsletter, here.  Dear Beit Rabban Community, With this Shabbat we close out a week of intensive and fun learning across Manhattan. We are, indeed, maximizing our boundless campus that is New York City. This week...

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What We Learn from the “Yoms”

May 10, 2019
Read the weekly email, Ta Shma, here. Dear Beit Rabban Community, Every year we return from Pesach vacation to a series of special "Yoms." We shift from remembering our redemption from Egyptian slavery, to remembering the Shoah; to remembering all those who have passed as...

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The Key to a Meaningful (and not brutal) Seder?

April 18, 2019
Enjoy this week's full Ta Shma email here! Dear Beit Rabban Community, I recently had the pleasure of studying the Hagadah at a shiur given by our school's founder, Dr. Devora Steinmetz. I was particularly taken by Devora's reading of the familiar...

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Holy Chatter Filling Our Halls

April 12, 2019
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma Dear Beit Rabban Community, Thank you for a magical Someone Special Day! We had the pleasure of sharing our learning this morning with grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and friends who are like family. Thank you to all those...

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We are honoring the BIG “machers” this year!

March 29, 2019
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma Dear Beit Rabban Community, Our annual gala, Manna from Heaven, is coming up in late May.  The event will leave you feeling full of nachas, gratitude and hope as well as full of excellent food and drink. So...

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Culture of Learning and Trust

March 15, 2019
Please enjoy this week's Ta Shma Dear Beit Rabban Community, You may know that I am a big believer in investing in a staff culture of learning. Ironically, it can be hard for administrators to ensure that we properly invest in this for ourselves....

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Amazing Listenting

March 01, 2019
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma Dear Beit Rabban Community, One of the things our educators are mindful off is the ratio of teacher to student voice in a classroom. Across grades and subjects, we work to ensure that the most salient sound is that...

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Returning “home” after February break…

February 22, 2019
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma! Dear Beit Rabban Community, We returned from February break this week in our pjs and ready to read. In accordance with minhagBeit Rabban, Chag HaPijama falls each year on the first day back from February break. On this...

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Loving the heck out of our students

February 01, 2019
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma here. Dear Beit Rabban Community, When our wonderful teachers returned to school in late August, I welcomed them with this introduction: "Our job is first and foremost to love the heck out of our students. In a few minutes,...

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Avoiding the Prayer Policy

January 25, 2019
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma here. Dear Beit Rabban Community,   I have been thinking a lot about communal prayer this week.   On Monday students, staff, parents, grandparents and alumni came together for our annual MLK Day tefillah to honor the holiday as...

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Thanks for a successful busy week

January 22, 2019
Enjoy this week's Weekly Ta Shma! SHABBAT SHALOM!

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Rest up for a Busy Week

January 11, 2019
Enjoy this week's Weekly Ta Shma! Dear Beit Rabban Community, Today I am going to start my message by wishing you all a restful and rejuvenating Shabbat. If your next week is anything like ours, you are going to need to spend this weekend...

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Thank you for Enjoying an Extra Day of Vacation

January 04, 2019
Please enjoy this week's Ta Shma! Dear Beit Rabban Community, Students at Beit Rabban return to school after winter break on January 3. Staff returns on the 2nd for a professional development day. In other words, Beit Rabban parents get an extra day with their...

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The Importance of Community when the Days are Dark

December 21, 2018
Shabbat Shalom from Beit Rabban. Read our full weekly message and watch our weekly slideshow here. Dear Beit Rabban Community, Today is the darkest day of the year.  Whether or not your personal mood is affected by sunlight, it is hard to avoid the...

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Not Learning to Ignore

December 14, 2018
Shabbat Shalom from Beit Rabban. Read our weekly message and watch our weekly slideshow here. Dear Beit Rabban Community, We get a lot of visitors. Educators and lay leaders have always come to see and learn from our lab school for Jewish education. I usually...

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Beautiful Chaos, A Chanukah Message

December 07, 2018
Shabbat Shalom and Chanukah Sameach from Beit Rabban. Read our weekly message here. Dear Beit Rabban Community, Thank you to all who came out last night for our communal Chanukah lighting sponsored by the Beit Rabban Parents Association. It was so special to share the...

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Thank you! Erev Thanksgiving Day Parade PARADE

November 20, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving from Beit Rabban students and teachers to all the helpers in our community! Enjoy this slideshow from our first annual Erev Thanksgiving Parade PARADE, Mizad Hahodayah! We have spent the past couple weeks at Beit Rabban preparing for Thanksgiving, using the holiday...

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Entering Shabbat with Gratitude

November 16, 2018
Enjoy this week's message from our Head of School. Dear Beit Rabban Community,  I, like so many others, enjoyed a 5.5 hour commute home with my children last night. It was obviously exhausting and uncomfortable. As my own children watched movies on my iPhone...

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Taking Sparks of Comfort & Optimism into Shabbat

November 02, 2018
Enjoy this week's message from our Head of School. Dear Beit Rabban Community,  Since last Shabbat's tragedy in Pittsburgh, I have experienced a range of intense emotions: sadness, anxiety, anger. I suspect many of you share some if not all those feelings....

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Shehechiyanu Moment; Update on Standards for Fluency in Jewish Text & Practice…

October 26, 2018
Enjoy this week's message from our Head of School as well as an update from our Director of Judaic Studies. Dear Beit Rabban Community,  This week brought a long awaited shehechiyanu moment to our community: our first Middle School Open House! Please join...

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Message from Board Chair

October 19, 2018
Enjoy this week's message from the chair of the Beit Rabban Board of Trustees, Tali Rosenblatt-Cohen. Dear Beit Rabban Community, I have so enjoyed hearing from almost all of you at our Parent Breakfasts these past weeks. These breakfasts, among other traditions like the...

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An Incredible Parent Body

October 12, 2018
Dear Beit Rabban Community, Mazal tov on our first full week of school in 5779! In addition to re-starting school, we also began our annual cycle of parent breakfasts this week. Parents are invited by class to meet with me and Ingrid and share their...

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Help Us Grow & Grow with Us

October 05, 2018
Enjoy this week's message from our Head of School. Dear Beit Rabban Community  Shavua tov! We hope everyone's "achrei hachagim" (after the holidays) period has gotten off to an auspicious start. It is hard to imagine that next week will, b'ezrat...

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Pausing when It Is Crazy

September 21, 2018
Enjoy this week's message from our Head of School. Dear Beit Rabban Community, As like many of you, my past few weeks have included a bizarre mix of self-reflective pause and frenetic work. Holiday weeks are short and especially hectic. Who among...

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Return to School

September 07, 2018
Enjoy this Week's Ta Shma for Friday September 7th, 2018 Dear Beit Rabban Community, Mazal tov on the return to school! We have loved catching up with our returning students and getting to know the many new students who joined us this year. Our halls are...

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End to an Extraordinary Year

June 22, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday June 22nd, 2018. Dear Beit Rabban Community, These last weeks of the school year unfolded with intense emotions: pride in all our accomplishments as they were shared through culmination ceremonies and presentations; excitement about end of...

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Counting Down the Days

June 15, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday June 15th, 2018. Dear Beit Rabban Community, The end of this rich and joyful school year quickly approaches! Classes are holding culmination ceremonies daily, sharing their project-based learning in hands-on, experiential experiences designed for their parents and fellow...

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A Beautiful Evening

June 08, 2018
Enjoy This Week's Ta Shma for Friday June 8th 2018 Dear Beit Rabban Community, I am feeling especially blessed this morning after sharing a communal evening of celebration, inspiration and heavenly food at our annual gala, Manna from Heaven. The evening was dedicated to three...

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All Things Considered

June 01, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday May 25th 2018 Dear Beit Rabban Community, As a special treat in honor of the this post-Shavuot pre-Memorial Day Ta Shma, you are hereby exempt from reading my musings this week! Instead, I hope you will enjoy...

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Sheva Brachot

June 01, 2018
Enjoy this Week's Ta Shma for Friday June 1st 2018. Dear Beit Rabban Community,   Singing and dancing filled the Social Hall on Wednesday morning as students and teachers in the Kevutzot gathered for Sheva Brachot in honor of the marriage of Shtillim (2nd Grade)...

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Shavuot

May 24, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday May 18th 2018. Dear Beit Rabban Community, Shavuot has so many different traditions, stories and minhagim associated with it. Our children have been studying many of these and connecting them to their personal lives. The story of Rabbi...

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Teacher Appreciation Week

May 24, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday May 11th 2018. Dear Beit Rabban Community, Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!  We have spent the week recognizing our magical teachers in a variety of ways: students left heart-shaped notes of appreciation for their teachers in individual buckets...

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Parent Perspective

May 24, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday May 4th 2018. Dear Friends, I go to work with 2/3 of my children. It can be complicated and exasperating to work in a school where your children are students (maybe you've seen a 5 year old attached to...

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Someone Special Day 2018

May 24, 2018
Enjoy our Follow up from Someone Special Day. Dear Beit Rabban Special Someones, What a joy it was to share Friday morning with you all! The students who invited you were thrilled to welcome you into their classrooms and introduce you to their teachers and...

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Cultivating Community

May 24, 2018
Enjoy reading this week's Ta Shma for Friday April 20th. Dear Friends, Community is core to who we are at Beit Rabban. We strive for every student to feel a deep sense of belonging here. My goal is for all students, staff and parents...

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Living History

April 13, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday, April 13th 2018. Dear Beit Rabban Community, Living history is in full force at Beit Rabban. We worked before Pesach to step into our ancestors shoes as per the directive that "in every generation each Jew is...

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Pesach Learning

March 23, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday March 23rd 2018. Dear Beit Rabban Community,   Despite the winter weather, Chag Ha-Aviv (the holiday of spring) is just around the corner and Pesach learning was in full swing this week. As I write this message, I...

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Physical and Emotional Safety

March 19, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for March 16th, 2018. Dear Beit Rabban Community, This week marks the end of the Shloshim mourning period for the victims of the Parkland shooting. I know that many of you commemorated the day with walkouts, prayers and protests. Like...

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Purim Learning and Shenanigans

February 26, 2018
Enjoy the Ta Shma for Friday February 23rd 2018. Dear Beit Rabban Community, We enjoy a wonderful first week back from February break, full of Purim learning and shenanigans! The Chodesh Adar spirit is pervasive in Beit Rabban this time of year, and we are all...

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Magical Moments

February 09, 2018
Enjoy the Ta Shma for Friday February 9th 2018. Dear Beit Rabban Community, We experience so many magical moments each day at Beit Rabban- between teachers and students, between parents and staff, and among classmates. I wish they were all visible to our community. Our collective...

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Reminders

February 06, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday February 2nd 2018. Camp Havaya, Mishloach Manot, Read - a - Thon and more...

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday, January 19th 2018. Dear Beit Rabban Community, The big news of this week is that the tremendously talented Ingrid Goldfein will be joining Beit Rabban as our new principal this summer! We cannot wait to...

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Power of Words

January 15, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday January 12th 2018. Dear Beit Rabban Community, School was open everyday this week! Mazal tov, that's a pretty high bar in the month of January. And what a wonder-full week it has been at Beit...

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Short Week

January 05, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday, January 5th 2018. Dear Beit Rabban Community, In honor of this short week, I present you with a Ta Shma message entirely focused on why we had a short week (meta, indeed). In addition to school being closed...

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Thank You for a Great Semester

December 28, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday, December 22nd 2017! Dear Beit Rabban Community, Today was the last day of our first semester of the 2017/2018 school year, and I would like to mark the moment with appreciations.  First, THANK YOU to our teachers who...

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Joy and Inspiration

December 18, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday, December 15th, 2017 Dear Beit Rabban Community, We have be blessed with abundant joy and inspiration this Chanukah at Beit Rabban. On Tuesday, we welcomed over 100 guests to our annual second grade Torah Reading Ceremony, and our community...

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Big Things Happening at Beit Rabban

December 11, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday, December 8th 2017. Dear Beit Rabban Community, Thank you to Gan Families who joined us this morning for Shabbat celebrations with their children. We hope you enjoyed the Gan's signature challah. Baked weekly by the Gan students,...

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Working Together

December 05, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for December, 1st 2017. Dear Beit Rabban Community, I want to share one story from this week that especially made my heart sing. On my way to deliver a message to one of the Shtillim (second grade) teachers, I...

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Teffilah

November 20, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for November 17th 2017. Dear Beit Rabban Community, As part of our tefillah (prayer) curriculum, we focus on cultivating certain sensibilities and character traits in addition to learning to recite the tefillot and understand their meaning. Each month our entire...

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Learning throughout Manhattan

November 10, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for November 10th, 2017! Dear Beit Rabban Community, Although we recognize that it can be annoying when we brag about our expansive campus (the City of New York), please indulge me a bit this week! We have had a wonderful...

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