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Choosing the best school for the family is one of the most important decisions that parents must make. Parents often consider many factors. These might include quality of academics, arts offerings, teaching philosophy, location, student/teacher ratio, and many more. Some parents choose a Jewish school for their children. Often this is because of the values that are taught in a ... Read More »

Everything Relates to Judaism

Years ago, when I first stepped foot in one of the SGPV synagogues, a wise educator, Debby Singer, became my trusted mentor. She enlightened me, by proclaiming that “everything relates to Judaism”. That statement has since shaped my Jewish self, and I hope that after reading these words, it will remain with you, parent-readers, too. That is because everything we ... Read More »

Lesson in Fun

This summer take the family off the beaten path and check out some great locations and activities that you can do together as a family. Take a look at some of these great ideas to keep those inquiring minds engaged. AMERICAN HISTORY One of the best places to learn about American history is Boston, Massachusetts. The Freedom Trail and Boston ... Read More »

Building Bridges

In a time when we need it most, two schools have joined together to promote tolerance and interfaith connections. Weizmann Day School is a non-profit, independent, co-educational school for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Established in 1983 and named after Chaim Weizmann, noted scientist and Israel’s first President, the school offers an outstanding academic education enriched by Jewish principles ... Read More »

Coping with Change

Floor level perspective of a young man wearing jeans, tennis shoes and a black tshirt sitting and leaning against a wall next to three old suitcases. Concept for travel or leaving for college.

My 18-year-old is about to graduate from high school. In a few months, he’ll be away at college and we’ll be empty nesters. Wow!!! Where did the time go? Am I ready for this? How will it impact my life? As I face the uncertainty of a new stage in my development, my 18-year-old son is contemplating his future. He’s ... Read More »

Where Out is In


Experience in child development research shows that all children need, and benefit, from more time outdoors; it is critical for their health, self-concept and future school success. Learning in an outdoor environment is as important and influential a learning tool as is a well thought out classroom. Obviously, nature is inherently “natural.” It is neither constructed nor sanitized; rather, it ... Read More »

Interfaith Connections

The Torah commands us no fewer than 36 times to welcome the stranger. It teaches us to heed the stranger’s feelings because “you know the feelings of a stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 23:9.) At Weizmann Day School, we take this commandment very seriously. We are a community Jewish day school. While we teach ... Read More »


After the Jews left Mitzrayim and wandered through the desert, they were free. They no longer belonged to slave owners who forced them to work. They became part of the greater Jewish community—wandering together through the desert, trying to find their way, dependent upon one another for food, survival and hope. This was the start of Jewish communal life. The ... Read More »


STARTING AT A FAIRLY early age, one of my sons decided that walking from the car to anywhere was much more efficient if you groaned all of the way. On the other hand, faced with a “hike”, he could go for miles. The challenge of climbing something is great fun if someone is not telling you to be careful or ... Read More »

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