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HT Live

March 27, 2020

Introducing HT Live
Purim at Hillel Torah

March 13, 2020

Purim Fun!
4th Grade State Fair

March 6, 2020

Fourth Grade State Fair
Kindergarten Visits The Ark

February 28, 2020

Our Kindergartners Practice Chesed

February 21, 2020

Students Participate in a Leadership Seminar
Tu Bishvat

February 14, 2020

Celebrating Tu Bishvat

February 7, 2020

Trees, Presidents, and Explorers!

January 31, 2020

It's Maccabiah!

January 24, 2020

Hillel Torah Wins Art Grant

January 17, 2020

Author Talks
Middle School Art

January 10, 2020

Exploring Our Creativity
Chanukiah Contest

December 20, 2019

Chanukiah Contest
Names No Numbers

December 13, 2019

Names Not Numbers Interview Week

December 6, 2019

Second Graders Take on Random Acts of Kindness

November 22, 2019

Building a Connection to Tefilla

November 15, 2019

Gevura: Do The Brave Thing
4th grade siyum

November 8, 2019

A Siyum and a Poetry Slam, all in the same week.
2nd grade chumash

November 1, 2019

A Shabbaton, chumash and dinim study, and outdoor exploration.
Kaparot Assembly

October 11, 2019

The entire school participated in an uplifting kapparot assembly before Yom Kippur.
5th grade science

October 4, 2019

It was a short week, but we learned a lot.

September 27, 2019

All 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders who read at least three Hebrew books this summer enjoyed a חגיגת קריאה - Ivrit Reading Festival
Shofar Man

September 20, 2019

The Shofar Man visits Hillel Torah.
New physical education program

September 13, 2019

Learn about our new physical education program run by Chai Athletics.

September 6, 2019

Meira and Naama, our Bnot Sherut, are spending time in each classroom making connections and getting to know the students, all in Hebrew of course!

August 30, 2019

Welcome to the 2019/2020 school year, we're off to a great start!

June 7, 2019

Last Days of School Video, Yom Yerushalayim in Pictures, End of Year Lunch & Learn Ice Cream Party, Kindergarten C Shavuot Prep, Pre-Nursery and Nursery Closing Programs, Kol Hakavod to 1st Graders on a Wonderful Year of Lashon, Field Day 2019, Todah Rabba from Shira, Shiffy, Shirel and Rony (Bnot Sherut), Wishing Our Outgoing Staff Hatzlacha Rabba, Congrats to RZC Yom Yerushalayim Art Contest HT Winners, Library News - Don’t Forget To Read Over the Summer, Don’t Forget To Check the Lost & Found!, PTA Happenings - Thank You For A Great Year, Project Focus - Bein Adam L’Chaveiro (Part 4)

May 24, 2019

8th Grade Mother/Daughter Breakfast, 4th Grade Lag B’Omer Bonfire, Exciting Visit from the StoryBus, From One 8th Grade Class to Another: Names, Not Numbers ©, Exploring the Layers of Bilam’s Brachot, Yom Yerushalayim Artwork with the RZC, 6th Grade Outdoor Ed Trip, Virtual Author Visit in Kindergarten C, Lag B’Omer Pics, Library News - All Books Due Back in Library by May 24, PTA Happenings - We Want YOU!, Project Focus - Bein Adam L’Chaveiro (Part 2)

May 17, 2019

Hillel Torah’s Scholarship Raffle Winners, 2019 Names, Not Numbers © Premiere Screening, Kindergarteners Study Symmetry in Art, 3rd Grade Downtown Chicago Trip, 1st Grade Shedd Aquarium Trip, 2nd Grade Museum of Science and Industry Trip, Kindergarten Wagner Farm Trip, 8th Grade Washington Trip in Pics, Celebrating 80 Perakim Learned in Chidon Class, Library News - It’s Book Sale Time!, Alumni Spotlight - Meet Efrayim Clair (‘04)

May 10, 2019

Participate in Hillel Torah’s Scholarship Raffle, Yom Ha'Atzmaut - Tekes, Round Robins and More!, Remembering Fallen IDF Soldiers and Victims of Terror on Yom HaZikaron, Thank You to Preferred Corporate Housing and HTPTA for Our Brand New Lunchroom Tables and Benches!, Hillel Torah Presents Cross-Curricular Science Integration at MSI, Student Council Raises $880.50 for Chabad of Poway, Kol Hakavod to Our Chidon National Finalists!, 7th Graders Take Unique Quiz To Assess Circuitry Knowledge, PTA Happenings - Happy Teacher Appreciation Week, Project Focus - Bein Adam L'Chaveiro (Part 1)

May 3, 2019

Participate in Hillel Torah’s Scholarship Raffle, Yom Hashoah 5th Grade Presentation, Kindergarten Experiments with Magic Milk, Preparing for Yom Ha’Atzmaut, 11 Melachot of Shabbat Come Alive Through 8th Grade Activities, Spring Roller Skating Begins, Alumni Spotlight - Meet Ilana Katzin (‘08)

April 12, 2019

Participate in Hillel Torah’s scholarship raffle, watch our Spring musical theater performance, 2nd annual parent-student STEM night for grades 4-5, 4th graders are ready to enhance your seder table, 2nd grade learns fractions, 6th graders create their own Israeli clothing, connecting the seder to social studies, students participate in mock Israel election

April 5, 2019

Participate in Hillel Torah’s Scholarship Raffle, cheer on Botball afterschool program students this Sunday, what’s new in STEM, Kindergarten C learns question words, preschool visits the Matzah Factory, 4th graders watch special ingredient in action, 3rd grade Chicago Fair, 8th grade girls’ Navi “fishbowl project," library news - celebrate with birthday book club donations, alumni spotlight - meet Eli Meystel (‘07), Project Focus - focus on happiness (Part 4)

March 29, 2019

Participate in Hillel Torah’s Scholarship Raffle, lashon students learn about upcoming Israeli elections, 6th graders immerse themselves in hagada shel pesach, 7th graders take on Springfield, congrats to our SOAR artists, 1st and 6th grade research buddies, Project Focus - focus on happiness (part 3)  

March 22, 2019

Participate in Hillel Torah's Scholarship Raffle, Purim carnival, preschool dress up days, K-8 Purim Chagiga, alumni spotlight - meet Karin (Plotkin) Felix ('89), PTA happenings - WERQ women's class

March 15, 2019

Purim decor - "It's a small world after all," what's new in art, Kindergarten Ark field trip, HT alum/IDF soldier speaks to 8th graders, 2nd graders bake oznei haman, happy pi day, Project Focus - focus on happiness (part 2), order your HT purim ecards today - orders due March 17

March 8, 2019

Participate in Hillel Torah's scholarship raffle, grades 7-8 girls help raise funds for Sharsheret Chicago, eat or be eaten, 7th grade boys' Bnei Mitzvah Leil Limud, 7th grade girls' Bnot Mitzvah Leil Limud, Skokie Public Library features Hillel Torah, 5th grade girls' mother-daughter tefilla, alumni spotlight - meet Allan Gordon Burstyn ('90), Project Focus - focus on happiness (part 1), order your HT Purim ecards today - orders due March 17

March 1, 2019

  • Order your HT Purim ecards today - orders due March 17, 7th graders open a Restaurant - מסעדה, happy birthday Dr. Seuss, 3rd grade Boker Rashi, math at check out, 2nd graders construct bird feeders, 7th graders create their own sugyot, 6th graders debate, library news - Hebrew book week, Project Focus - focus on sleep (part 4)

February 22, 2019

Order your HT Purim ecards today - orders due March 17, 4th graders present state projects at State Fair, student leadership seminar at Illinois Holocaust Museum, from the ATT In-Service to the classroom: KABOOM!, Kindergarteners learn all about winter birds, library news - upcoming Skokie Public Library event, alumni spotlight - meet Howard Rosenburg ('87), Project Focus - Focus on Sleep

February 15, 2019

Maccabia 2019 - Emet: Be  True To You, Mazal Tov to our 1st graders on their Kabbalat Siddur!, faculty participate in Museum of Science and Industry symposium, what happens when HT loses internet?, evaporation, condensation, precipitation - oh my!, Kindergarten A discusses how each person is unique, 8th graders put equations knowledge to the test

February 8, 2019

2019's PTA Family Chesed day thank yous and stats, 2nd graders receive new siddurim, 5th graders choose the world's best explorer, library news - Six Flags Read-to-Succeed logs due soon, alumni spotlight - meet Mazal (Aghapour) Levin ('98)

January 25, 2019

Celebrating Tu B'Shvat at Hillel Torah, 6th grade boys make siyum on Masechet Megillah - Perek 2, Ani V'Ima at the preschool, 6th grade art field trip to Roblatt-Amrani studios, 3rd graders learn about plant and water-related brachot, how strong are eggshells? 6th graders find out

January 18, 2019

8th graders film Names, Not Numbers © project survivors, 1st grade GS Open Classroom, preparing for Tu B'shvat, 8th grade girls' advisory - the great discovery, library news - Six Flags read-to-succeed underway, alumni spotlight - meet leora blumenthal ('09)

January 11, 2019

Happy Rosh Chodesh Shvat, 2nd graders explore the parts of a tree in honor of Chodesh Shvat, 1st graders complete their first Ariot Hebrew letter book, 7th grade crafts incredible cardiovascular system projects

January 4, 2019

Welcome back from Winter Break, alumni spotlight - meet Debbie (Domsky) Jacoby ('79)

December 21, 2018

Kindergarten A parsha perspective, commemorating Asara B'Tevet, 7th graders discover the growth and decline of a city through trading resources, art room news, 5th grade learns legend of hiawatha in Social Studies

December 14, 2018

Kindergarten C Parsha perspective, library news - Jewish book month bookmark contest winners and Six Flags read-to-succeed readathon, evaporation everywhere in 4th grade science, 6th grade desert diaries, 2nd grade open classroom, and the winners of HT Chanukah Bowl are..., alumni spotlight - meet Sarah Shandalov ('08)

December 7, 2018

Chanukah fun at HT, Chanukah round robin, Chanukah trips, Chanukah grade parties, Mazal Tov to our 2nd graders, thank you to our Society of Patrons

November 30, 2018

6th grade accomplishments, "Rock, Paper, Scissors" afterschool art program update, Kindergarten Chanukah workshop, 2nd grade studies weathering and erosion, celebrating November 29, 1947 with grades 1-4, 5th graders report on 'hot spots' in the news, alumni spotlight - meet Ellen (Miller) Braun ('69)

November 16, 2018

Extreme makeover: gym edition, Middle School Yom Iyun relating to "be true to you" theme, 2nd grade perimeter hunt, 3rd grade open classroom, 5th grade general studies accomplishments, Emuna Shir Weiss z"l Chesed Program - tzedaka drives, library news - birthday book club, priority enrollment for new students of current Hillel Torah families

November 9, 2018

5th graders prepare for their upcoming shabbaton, library news - Jewish book month and puppet show, happy Rosh Chodesh Kislev, Emuna Shir Weiss z"l Chesed Program - tzedaka dries, creative review methods in 7th grade Chumash, word recognition in Kindergarten A, happy 70th birthday, Willie! (maintenance staff), alumni spotlight - meet Carolyn (Chuven) Soffer ('00)

November 2, 2018

8th grade "Names, Not Numbers ©" opening week, self-esteem reflection room, 5th grade alchemists in training, 7th grade bowling and bonding event at Pinstripes, HT students send well wishes to IDF, 3rd graders work on multiplication fact fluency, first art project of the year: self-portraits, Kindergarten B begins guided reading, 6th grade recreates machane Yisrael

October 26, 2018

Bacteria comes alive before 7th graders' eyes, Kindergarten C meets the letter "E," school-wide theme-of-the-year kickoff assembly, thank you to PTA for generous library donation, 4th graders create alternative energy, alumni spotlight - meet Chashie (Cheryl Schachter) Gwertzman ('70)

October 19, 2018

Students write letters of support for IDF soldiers in time for next week's "Shabbat Chevron," Congressman David Young visits grades 6-8, PTA "Sprint for Science" color Fun Run - a blast!

October 12, 2018

Aska  5th grader why some volcanoes explode, Kindergarten trip to the Grove, afterschool programs now in session, 8th grade learns combined 250 hours over Sukkot break, 6th grade creates mock Tel Aviv shuk "Kach Tein," alumni spotlight - meet Daniel Harris ('74), PTA happenings - bring on tomorrow's fun Color Run!

September 21, 2018

Summer Hebrew reading program culminating event, preparing for Yom Kippur and Sukkot, grades 1-8 Sukkot mitzvah charts, PTA Happenings - Chag Sameach!

September 7, 2018

2017-2018 Annual Report, 8th grade selichot night, shofar man visits kindergarten and preschool, Rosh Hashana excitement in the air, fall afterschool program sign up - coming soon, alumni spotlight - meet Laura (Stein) Goltz ('87), PTA happenings - Shana Tova!

August 31, 2018

Have you seen our viral back-to-school video?, first week in pictures, HT receives large distribution from Jewish Day School Guaranty Trust Fund, PTA happenings - welcome back!

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