Student Leadership Seminar

A group of our 8th graders was privileged to represent Hillel Torah at a Student Leadership Seminar held at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center this past Wednesday. Entitled “The Power of One: Choosing to Make a Difference,” this all-day seminar included student leaders from over thirty middle schools throughout Illinois. The sessions and…

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Author Talks

Third and fourth grade students were treated to an author presentation from our own Mrs. Shainy Peysin, assistant teacher in fourth grade General Studies. Mrs. Peysin told the students about her love of words and writing, and how she wrote her chapter book Bold and Brave, published by Hachai. Students learned about where she gets…

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Random Acts Of Kindness

Teaching and developing kindness, in a way that children will understand and internalize, is an essential part of educating our students. Hillel Torah’s second-grade general studies teachers, Ms. Alison Fink and Ms. Katie Goodman, are doing just that with their innovative Random Acts of Kindness initiative.  The second graders are learning about and practicing using…

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Chesed Is Part of Our Everyday

The Emuna Shir Weiss z”l Chesed Program at Hillel Torah provides unique opportunities for students of all ages. Partnering with organizations around Chicago, including the ARK, Keshet, Junior Yachad, and many more, students can experience different ways to give to others. We learn that donating money is only the tip of the iceberg when it…

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NEW Physical Education Program

Chai Athletics was founded in 2017  when I recognized that there was not a consistent professional athletics company dedicated to teaching Jewish values such as confidence, courage, and leadership. Chai Athletics was created to help provide the Jewish community with Jewish values along with excellent youth sports coaches and programs.  This year’s P.E. teacher is Wes Baker.…

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What is HT Maccabia?

“Ma-cca-bi-a.” It’s what our Middle school students chant from the moment they walk into Hillel Torah’s doors at the beginning of the school year. The anticipation and excitement build up until it is finally announced in a legendary breakout. But what exactly is the hype about the HT Maccabia and what makes it so special?…

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