BEIT RABBAN IN THE NEWS

Jun 17, 2022

PRIZMAH PODCASTS | EDUCATING JEWISH PRODUCERS

What are we trying to achieve in Jewish education? What do martial arts have to teach us about pedagogy for Jewish learning? How do we think about community and autonomy, tradition and innovation, in day schools? Brandeis education professor Jon A. Levisohn is joined by heads of school Stephanie Ives at Beit Rabban in Manhattan and Rafi Cashman at Netivot HaTorah in Toronto to discuss what our schools are and might be.

LISTEN TO FULL PODCAST: https://prizmah.org/knowledge/resource/prizmah-podcasts-educating-jewish-producers

PRIZMAH PODCASTS | EDUCATING JEWISH PRODUCERS

Apr 12, 2022

IDENTITY/CRISIS PODCAST | School, Shuls, and Hillels, Two Years Later

As we approach our third pandemic Passover, how has Jewish communal life fared? Rabbi Barry Dov Katz (Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, NY), Tilly Shemer (Hillel at University of Michigan), and Stephanie Ives (Beit Rabban Day School) reunite one year later with host Yehuda Kurtzer to reflect on another year of life in the pandemic -- its personal toll, how COVID-19 has impacted their institutions, their leadership, and their mindset about the future.

LISTEN TO FULL PODCAST: https://identitycrisis.castos.com/podcasts/14901/episodes/school-shuls-and-hillels-two-years-later

IDENTITY/CRISIS PODCAST | School, Shuls, and Hillels, Two Years Later

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

Apr 28, 2021

VIDEO INTERVIEW | Refine and Focus: Joy Lives Here, A Conversation with Stephanie Ives

There’s regular creative. Then there’s the inspire & educate young children as the Head of School during the pandemic kind of creative.

If you know Stephanie, you know that she is a person who brings joy to the workplace—any anyplace really; she inspires others and reimagines the mundane in ways that help us find the magic in the world. In this conversation, we’ll share stories that will inspire, as well as applications of Design Thinking to real world problems you’ll find useful. Join us!

LISTEN HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DWikQbMYgk

VIDEO INTERVIEW | Refine and Focus: Joy Lives Here, A Conversation with Stephanie Ives

Mar 8, 2021

IDENTITY/CRISIS PODCAST | Our Pandemic Year – The Inner Life of Jewish Spaces

Yehuda Kurtzer convenes leaders of three Jewish communities to look back at one year of COVID-19.

LISTEN TO FULL PODCAST HERE: https://www.hartman.org.il/identity-crisis-47-our-pandemic-year-the-inner-life-of-jewish-spaces/

IDENTITY/CRISIS PODCAST | Our Pandemic Year – The Inner Life of Jewish Spaces

Oct 20, 2020

VIDEO INTERVIEW | How Can Jewish Day Schools be More Accommodating to Children with Mental Illness?

Carrie Bornstein, a parent of three children with mental illness, shares her experiences of facing difficulty finding a proper fit for her kids within the Jewish day school system, each of them being recently turned away from Jewish educational environments (camps and day schools). Stephanie Ives, Head of School at Beit Rabban Day School, shares her perspective and how she is working to make sure her school is a strong environment for children with mental illness. The discussion is moderated by our Executive Director Noam Stein, who is also the High School Principal at Farber Hebrew Day School.

LISTEN HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hodkWpwNARU

VIDEO INTERVIEW | How Can Jewish Day Schools be More Accommodating to Children with Mental Illness?

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

Apr 23, 2020

IDENTITY/CRISIS PODCAST: Teaching Judaism at home is hard. Here's what you can do.

Stephanie Ives, Ethan Tucker, and host Yehuda Kurtzer discuss Jewish education: the industry, the practice, the immense parental responsibility and the sheer joy of it.

LISTEN TO FULL PODCAST: https://www.hartman.org.il/identity-crisis-8-teaching-judaism-at-home-is-hard/

IDENTITY/CRISIS PODCAST:  Teaching Judaism at home is hard. Here's what you can do.

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

Oct 3, 2017

ARTICLE | DIFFERENTIATION: THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE JOY OF TORAH STUDY FOR ALL STUDENTS

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ARTICLE | DIFFERENTIATION: THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE JOY OF TORAH STUDY FOR ALL STUDENTS

Feb 19, 2016

ARTICLE | Beit Rabban Taps Ives As Head Of School

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ARTICLE | Beit Rabban Taps Ives As Head Of School

Nov 27, 2013

ARTICLE | Beit Rabban Pilot To Cap Tuition Costs

As parents struggle with the rising costs of a full-time Jewish education, one Manhattan school has announced a pilot program to help address that need.

ARTICLE | Beit Rabban Pilot To Cap Tuition Costs

Nov 9, 2010

ARTICLE| Little School, Big-Time Writers

With only 77 students in nursery through fourth grade, Beit Rabban is one of New York’s tiniest Jewish day schools.

ARTICLE| Little School, Big-Time Writers

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)

Dec 16, 1994

ARCIVES | Education as Exploration

Education as Exploration: At Beit Rabban Day School, the Secular and the Religious Come Together in an Environment of Experimentation

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ARCIVES | Education as Exploration