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Camp Moshava Alevy

When it comes to Jewish education, there are no magic potions. No one course, program, or trip that can guarantee our children’s future Jewish identity. But if there were such a thing, it would definitely be hands-on. It would help them understand their own importance in the broader context of Jewish history and geography. And ideally? It would get their ... Read More »

Practicing Mindfulness

I can’t smell cinnamon rolls without thinking about my grandmother baking sweet pecan sticky buns in our kitchen. Just catching a whiff of a familiar scent, our brain can transport us back in time, connecting smells to people, places, or experiences from various times of our lives. We can utilize this powerful phenomenon to connect us with the wonders of ... Read More »

Weizmann Day School’s “Twelfth Night”


Weizmann middle school students performed William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” on March 21, 2017. Weizmann students stage a Shakespeare performance each year, as part of their language arts and drama curriculum. “Twelfth Night, “ a hilarious tale of mistaken identity, romance and mischief, is one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Weizmann’s performance was directed by Ben Donenberg, Founder and Executive Artistic Director ... Read More »

Camp & The Whole Child 


Summer camp is sunshine, swimming and sing-alongs, but it’s also a lot more. Camp feeds kids’ minds, bodies and spirits in myriad ways that can even make something as simple as waiting for a turn become a meaningful learning experience for the whole child as they practice patience and following rules. Whether attending day or overnight camp, for one week ... Read More »

A Mother’s Day Connection

One of my favorite days of the year is Mother’s Day. I had waited a long time to become a mom and I couldn’t have been more thankful when our triplets finally arrived six years ago! I am honored to be my children’s parent. I also feel a sense of responsibility in giving them a safe and secure upbringing, which ... Read More »

Weizmann School’s Science Fair A Success

Young girl experimenting in the lab.

Weizmann Day School, a community Jewish day school located in Pasadena, recently held its annual Science Fair. Weizmann is proud of the school’s science program as the school is the namesake of famous biochemist and first Israeli president Chaim Weizmann. Students from kindergarten through eighth grade presented their science fair projects. Each student developed, conducted and presented a science experiment ... Read More »

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