Not Learning to Ignore

December 14, 2018
Shabbat Shalom from Beit Rabban. Read our weekly message and watch our weekly slideshow here.

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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.

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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!

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Ta Shma 11/16/18: Entering Shabbat with Gratitude

November 16, 2018
Enjoy this week's message from our Head of School.

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Ta Shma 11/2/18: Taking Sparks of Comfort & Optimism into Shabbat

November 02, 2018
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Ta Shma 10/26/18: 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.

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Ta Shma 10/19/18: 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.

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Ta Shma 10/12/18: An Incredible Parent Body

October 12, 2018
Enjoy this week's message from our Head of School.

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Ta Shma 10/5/18: Help Us Grow & Grow with Us

October 05, 2018
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Ta Shma 9/21/18: Pausing when It Is Crazy

September 21, 2018
Enjoy this week's message from our Head of School.

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Ta Shma 9/7/18

September 07, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday June 15th, 2018.

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Ta Shma 6/15/18

June 15, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday June 15th, 2018.

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Ta Shma 6/1/18

June 01, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday June 1st 2018

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Ta Shma 5/18/18

May 24, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday May 18th 2018.

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Ta Shma 5/11/18

May 24, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday May 11th 2018.

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Ta Shma 5/4/18

May 24, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday May 4th 2018.

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Ta Shma 4/27/18

May 24, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday April 27th 2018.

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Ta Shma 4/20/18

May 24, 2018
Enjoy reading this week's Ta Shma for Friday April 20th.

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Ta Shma 4/13/18

April 13, 2018
Enjoy thsi week's Ta Shma for Friday, April 13th 2018.

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Ta Shma 3/23/18

March 23, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday March 23rd 2018.

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Ta Shma 3/16/18

March 19, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for March 16th, 2018.

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Ta Shma 2/23/18

February 26, 2018
Enjoy the Ta Shma for Friday February 23rd 2018.

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Ta Shma 2/9/18

February 09, 2018
Enjoy the Ta Shma for Friday February 9th 2018.

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Ta Shma 2/2/18

February 06, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday February 2nd 2018.

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Ta Shma 1/19/18

January 19, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday, January 19th 2018.

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Ta Shma 1/12/18

January 15, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday January 12th 2018.

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Ta Shma 1/5/18

January 05, 2018
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday, January 5th 2018.

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Ta Shma 12/22/17

December 28, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday, December 22nd 2017!

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Ta Shma 12/15/17

December 18, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday, December 15th, 2017

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Ta Shma 12/8/17

December 11, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday, December 8th 2017.

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Ta Shma 12/1/17

December 05, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for December, 1st 2017.

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Ta Shma 11/17/17

November 20, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for November 17th 2017.

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Ta Shma 11/10/17

November 10, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for November 10th, 2017!

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Ta Shma 11/3/17

November 03, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for Friday, November 3rd 2017.

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Ta Shma 10/27/17

October 30, 2017
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Ta Shma 10/20/17

October 23, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma for October 20th 2017

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Differentiation: The Key to Unlocking the Joy of Torah Study for All Students

October 16, 2017
Enjoy this article written by our Director of Jewish Studies, Lisa Exler on differentiation at Beit Rabban from the Prizmah Journal. 

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Chag Sameach!

October 09, 2017
Chag Sameach! Enjoy this week's Ta Shma. 

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Ta Shma 9/29/17

September 29, 2017
Weekly Ta Shma September 29th 2017

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L’Shanah Tovah

September 19, 2017
L'Shanah Tovah from All of Us at Beit Rabban!  

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Ta Shma 9/15/17

September 19, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma newsletter. 

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Tefillah Program at Beit Rabban

September 19, 2017
Tefillah Program at Beit Rabban, highlighted in the Jewish Educational Leadership Journal, Fall 2017

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Welcome Back!

September 13, 2017
Ta Shma Welcome Back Message, September 9, 2017

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Ta Shma 4/21/17

April 24, 2017
Enjoy this week's Ta Shma newsletter.

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Someone Special Day

March 27, 2017
Weekly Message, Auction Information, Pictures from Someone Special Day!

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Ta Shma 3/17/2017

March 20, 2017
Ta Shma Newsletter 3/17/17

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Countdown to Purim

March 13, 2017
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Ta Shma 3/3/17

March 08, 2017
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Ta Shma 2/10/17

February 21, 2017
Weekly Message, Happy Winter Break!, Pajama Day 2/21, Mishloach Manot, Beit Rabban in Pictures, Overheard at Beit Rabban, Parashat Hashavuah Ta Shma 2/10/17

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Linking Past and Present In Anafim/3rd Grade

May 06, 2016
Anafim/3rd Grade is engaged in an interdisciplinary study of history and tradition. We spent the Purim season studying perspectives in the Purim story and the encounter between Columbus and the Taino people of the Bahamas. There are a lot of sad parts to both...

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Happy Pesach From Beit Rabban Day School

April 21, 2016
"In a place where the practice was to do work on the Eve of Pesach until noon, we do that. A place where that type of activity is not done; we don’t do that. One who goes from a place where they do...

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Alim/4th Grade Using New York City As Their Classroom

April 08, 2016
Alim/4th Grade students recently took two stimulating field trips that were closely connected with units of study in Explorations. In February, the students completed their Colonial and Revolutionary America research essays. Each student undertook both to research one particular topic of...

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PRESS RELEASE: Head of School for Beit Rabban Day School

February 18, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: BEIT RABBAN DAY SCHOOL HEAD OF SCHOOL The Board of Trustees of Beit Rabban Day School is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Ives as their new Head of School, effective August 1, 2016. Ives was the unanimous choice of the Board’s...

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Shtillim/2nd Grade Learn About and Celebrate Tu B’Shevat

January 29, 2016
Our celebration of the trees in honor of Tu B'Shevat was epic, and in great Beit Rabban fashion, very text heavy. The Shtillim class (2nd Grade) learns in two Hebrew groups, a "Heritage" group for those that speak Hebrew at home, and a non-Heritage...

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Board Announces Opening of Beit Rabban Middle School

January 22, 2016
We are thrilled to announce the opening of a Beit Rabban middle school in the fall of 2019! Our current Shtillim class of 2nd graders will be Beit Rabban's first class of graduating 8th graders in 2022! This decision by the Board and administration was not...

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Intergenerational Learning at 3rd Grade/Anafim’s Brunch with Rashi

January 15, 2016
This past Wednesday, parents, grandparents, relatives and loved ones joined the 3rd Grade/Anafim class for an event dedicated to Torah learning and discourse. As a part of Beit Rabban's Chumash curriculum, the Anafim class began learning ktav Rashi, a special font used in...

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Shtillim/2nd Grade Update: It’s Not Easy Being Green

December 18, 2015
If you pay close attention, the Shtillim class is immersed in a storytelling unit. Not in just in one subject area, but in many. The Shtillim class has been exploring poetry in Hebrew. During Chanukkah, we learned Eliezer Ben Yehuda's לכבוד החנוכה - In Honor of...

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More than Just Bagels: Jews, Food and Colonial America

December 11, 2015
On Thursdays, Alim (4th Grade) devote our Explorations period to the study of Jews and Judaism in Colonial America. We learned about the complex figure of Peter Stuyvesant, who forcefully and effectively developed New Amsterdam into a clean, organized city with a focus on education....

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Critical Literacy in Anafim - Taking On Racism and Class Differences, One Text at a Time

December 04, 2015
Anafim (Third Grade) has been digging into some big ideas in Literacy. We read The Other Side, by Jacqueline Woodson, which describes the friendship of two young girls named Annie and Clover living on opposite sides of a fence. Though they have been instructed...

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Beit Rabban Leading the Field in Rabbinics Education

November 20, 2015
Beit Rabban is proud to be one of 15 Jewish day schools from around the country participating in a pioneering initiative to advance the study of rabbinic literature. The goal of the Rabbinics Initiative, which is being led by the Jewish Day School Standards and Benchmarks...

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Beit Rabban Students Learn About the Jews of Zimbabwe

November 13, 2015
On Wednesday, the students from Shtillim, Anafim, Alim and Nitzanim (Grades 2- 5) had the opportunity to learn about the Lemba of Zimbabwe as they experienced a slide show and presentation from Modreck Maeresera, a leader of this interesting Jewish community. Modreck talked about the village...

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Alim and Their Amazing Technicolor Dreams

November 06, 2015
Alim just concluded chapter 37 in Genesis! Part of our study included a comparison between the biblical text and the lyrics of the song "Joseph's Dreams" from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The students' observations helped open up some of the more subtle...

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The Question: $500,000 The Answer: You!

October 30, 2015
As prospective parents visit Beit Rabban Day School, they are often struck by the richness of our program and the level of professionalism given the relative size of the school. In addition to the wonderful teachers, they see that an amazing group of educators encircle...

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The Nitzanim Reading Buddies Project Begins

October 29, 2015
The Nitzanim (fifth grade) class has embarked on a special Reading Buddies project with Gan Sagol (Pre-K), which they planned and organized themselves. In order to promote leadership and literacy skills in Nitzanim, as well as build community within Beit Rabban, the Nitzanim students were...

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Welcome Hadar Fellows

October 23, 2015
This week we were delighted to welcome Avery, Dave, Max, Phoebe Ana and Simcha, five Hadar Education Fellows who will be working with students in the Elementary School/Kevutzot throughout the year. As part of Beit Rabban's partnership with Mechon Hadar, these young adults,...

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Gan Katom Builds a Sukkah in the Classroom

October 09, 2015
During a discussion about Sukkot, all of the Gan Katom students agreed that they wanted to build a sukkah in our classroom using wood. We asked Dave Carroll, our Facilities Manager, if he could help us and he said he would be happy to. He...

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Let There Be Light!  An Interdisciplinary Study of Light in Shtillim

October 09, 2015
Over the course of the past month, the Shtillim class has been engaged in an exciting exploration of light, coinciding with the study of Creation in ספר בראשית (The Book of Genesis). To launch this exciting study we traveled to three different museums--the Met, the MOMA, and...

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Getting to Know Each Other in Gan Sagol: Becoming a Classroom Community

September 17, 2015
In Gan Sagol, the children are getting to know each other. Some of the children have been together before in earlier Gan classes, some met during Havaya (Beit Rabban's summer camp,) and some are meeting each other for the first time....

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It’s all about Teshuva in Anafim

September 17, 2015
The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are known as the ten days of Teshuva, which can be translated as repentance, return, or repair. Last week we read a book called New Year at the Pier in which a child apologizes to several...

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Homework Philosophy at Beit Rabban Day School

September 09, 2015
Insights by Mary Peldman, Principal In the broader field of education, there is conflicting research about whether or not homework is an effective learning tool. Some studies show correlation between the completion of homework and higher standardized test scores, while other studies find no relation...

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A Pre-Welcome Back Welcome!

September 04, 2015
As the staff and faculty begin the last day of In Service (more on this below), I cannot tell you how excited I am for the start of this coming year. The faculty and staff that we have assembled – both veteran and new is...

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