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COMMUNITY

Nurturing community, both within our school and among our parent body, is an essential ingredient of the Beit Rabban experience. Our school community, comprised of parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and alumni, works to nourish, support, and celebrate each other.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Community Programs

DEVASH WEEKLY
PARASHAH MAGAZINE

Devash (honey) is a weekly parashah magazine, produced by the Hadar Institute, that makes learning Torah sweet like honey. By engaging directly with texts, Devash helps children and adults discover new ideas, values, and sweet morsels in the weekly Torah portion. We hope that Devash helps enrich your family's Torah learning, both on Shabbat and throughout the week!

Click to Download this week's Parasha, Behar

Devash Behar
Devash Emor
Devash Kedoshim
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Devash Metzora
Devash Tazria
Devash Shemini
Devash Tzav
Devash Vayikra
Devash Pekudei
Devash VaYakhel
Devash Ki Tissa
Devash Tetzaveh
Devash Terumah
Devash Mishpatim
Devash Yitro
Devash BeShallah
Devash Bo
Devash Shemot
Devash Vayigash
Devash Mikeitz
Devash Vayeishev
Devash Vayishlah
Devash Vayeitzei
Devash Toldot
Devash Hayyei Sarah
Devash Vayera
Devash Lekh Lekha
Devash Noach
Devash Bereshit
Parasha Magazines

COMMUNITY UPDATES

JANUARY 2024 MAZAL TOVS

  • Mazal Tov to the Shtillim Class on reading Torah and receiving their chumashim at the Torah Reading Ceremony!

  • Mazal Tov to Gabrielle Karp, Ilanot student, on her bat mitzvah!

  • Mazal Tov to David Riegel, Rimonim student, on his bar mitzvah!

  • Mazal Tov to the Shorashim Class on receiving their siddurim!

  • Mazal Tov to Rabbi Jack Riemer on the publishing of his first book!

MARCH 2024 MAZAL TOVS

  • Mazal Tov to incoming Gan parents Talia Hurwich & Lee Feinman on the birth of their second child! 

  • Mazal Tov to Ruquayyah, a member of our security team, on the birth of Czar, her third child! 

  • Mazal Tov to Ruby Newman, Ilanot student, on her bat mitzvah!

APRIL 2024 MAZAL TOVS

  • Mazal Tov to Stella Davey, Rimonim student, on her in-school bat mitzvah!

  • Mazal Tov to Esther Kuperman, Shtillim teacher, on her wedding and marriage! 

  • Mazal Tov to the Sheba Family on the birth of their child! 

MAY 2024 MAZAL TOVS

  • Mazal Tov to Emily Eidler, Shorashim teacher, on graduating from graduate school! 

  • Mazal Tov to Maya Ehrenreich, Chativah Student Teacher, on her graduation with MA from William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education! 

  • Mazal Tov to Hannah Stein, Garinim Student Teacher, on her graduation with MA from William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education! 

Community Updates

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Mazal Tov to alum, Shoshana Akabas, we are so proud to be connected to you! Thank you for all you do for our community, and thank you for inspiring our students when you came to share your work with them! 

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Shoshana Akabas Barzel, the founder and executive director of New Neighbors Partnership, a non-profit that welcomes refugee families by matching them with local families, was selected as one of the New York Jewish Week’s 36 to Watch (formerly 36 Under 36). This distinction honors leaders, entrepreneurs and changemakers who are making a difference in New York’s Jewish community.

Read the full JTA Article Here.

Alumni Spotlight

BEIT RABBAN PARENT ASSOCIATION (BRPA)

The Beit Rabban Parent Association (BRPA) supports both our community and our school. BRPA dues are paid as part of FACTS tuition contracts. We use those dues to pay for a variety of activities. Some of them include:

  • Sending Support (such as meals or groceries) to our families through our Caring Community Initiative.

  • Family Programming like picnics and holiday celebrations.

  • Parent learning like Salon Beit Rabban (which showcases the skills and expertise of our parent body), and parenting workshops (recent topics have included digital citizenship, child safety, first aid and CPR, and positive discipline).

  • Parent activities like running clubs, book festivals, cooking classes, and paint nights.

  • Hakarat HaTov – Staff Appreciation, such as gifts and occasional lunches for our fabulous faculty and staff.

BRPA
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