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Pedagogy of Partnership

Hillel Torah teachers love to learn and bring new ideas into the classroom, even during a global pandemic. Peek into the 7th grade Dinim class of Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi Yoni Gold, or Samantha Toljanic’s 8th grade ELA class, and you will see a new approach to the ideas and texts they study. Both teachers…

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Anna Shkolnikov Named “Outstanding Beginning Teacher” by IACTE

Anna Shkolnikov, Hillel Torah Kindergarten teacher, received the 2020 Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award presented by the Illinois Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (IACTE). The award honors teachers in the first five years of their careers who are recognized for their dedication to students and the profession. Morah Shkolnikov is an alumna of Hillel Torah…

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Sari Kravitt Wins 1st Place Hartman Educator of the Year Award

The Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago Hartman Family Foundation Educator of the Year Award recognizes outstanding and innovative education professionals in the ATT system.  Hillel Torah teacher Sari Kravitt was named the 2019 1st place winner.  Over the past eight years, Sari has earned a stellar reputation as a teacher who really gets to know…

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