BEIT RABBAN IN THE NEWS

Dec 4, 2021

ARTICLE | UWS School Goes Viral For Best Reason Possible

It was an instant classic and nominee for ‘do good’ award of the year on the Upper West Side. The students at Beit Rabban Day School on West 86th Street took it to the streets on Wednesday, November 24 for their “Pre-Thanksgiving Day Parade,” with Upper West Side TikTok stalwart, @phoebebean, catching the action in all its glory.

ARTICLE | UWS School Goes Viral For Best Reason Possible

Nov 29, 2021

ARTICLE | An Upper West Side Jewish day school’s Thanksgiving parade went viral on TikTok

(JTA) — (New York Jewish Week via JTA) — More snack time? Longer recess? What could preschoolers possibly be protesting about, wondered a TikTok video that went viral over the Thanksgiving weekend.

ARTICLE | An Upper West Side Jewish day school’s Thanksgiving parade went viral on TikTok

Nov 24, 2021

IDENTITY/CRISIS PODCAST | Love, Thoughts, and Thanksgiving

For many American Jews, Thanksgiving is another high holiday. We celebrate our obligations of citizenship and show appreciation for all that America has granted. Perhaps, in turn, our tradition may have lessons to teach America. Could the Jewish model of interpreting our stories for the present, and our conceptions of memory, gratitude, and redemption, heal our divided country?

In this special episode of Identity/Crisis, Yehuda Kurtzer reflects on the Jewish significance of Thanksgiving.

IDENTITY/CRISIS PODCAST | Love, Thoughts, and Thanksgiving

Aug 4, 2020

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

Jewish day schools in New York are working to reopen amid the pandemic. Their leaders say they need support.

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

Jun 16, 2020

ARTICLE: An $18 Wager Reveals ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant’s Jewish Bona Fides

Beit Rabban teacher Meggie Kwait won $50,000 on the recent “Jeopardy!” educators tournament.

ARTICLE: An $18 Wager Reveals ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant’s Jewish Bona Fides

Nov 1, 2018

PUBLICATION | Open Your Hand: Teaching as a Jew, Teaching as an American

"This book chronicles her experiences as a teacher in many settings – at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, as well as at the cutting-edge Jewish day school in New York, Beit Rabban..." — Jewish Canadian News

PUBLICATION | Open Your Hand: Teaching as a Jew, Teaching as an American

Jan 6, 2006

PUBLICATION | Vision At Work: The Theory and Practice of Beit Rabban (Jewish Education)

In Vision at Work: The Theory and Practice of Beit Rabban, Daniel Pekarsky offers a philosophical portrait of a vision-guided school. In a series of engaging letters to his imagined correspondent, Pekarsky depicts a real Jewish day school, Beit Rabban, which explicitly incorporates into its educational design a vision of the kind of person and community that it aspires to promote.

PUBLICATION | Vision At Work: The Theory and Practice of Beit Rabban (Jewish Education)