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The Promise of Day School Education: Cultural Virtuosity

[E Jewish Philanthropy] MAY 15, 2019 – I’ve been studying Jewish day schools for the last 25 years, a long time by most measures. Over two days recently, the potential of this enterprise to create Jewish cultural virtuosos  – people with outstanding ability to contribute to Jewish culture – suddenly gained new clarity for me.…

posted by Chaia Miller
05/28/2019

Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZaikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut at Hillel Torah

[http://chicagojewishhome.com/yom-hashoah-yom-hazikaron-and-yom-haatzmaut-at-hillel-torah/] MAY 16, 2019 – On Yom HaZikaron, we remembered those who lost their lives in the struggle that led to the establishment of the State of Israel, and all military and civilian people who were killed while in active duty in Israel’s armed forces or in terrorist attacks. Our Bnot Sherut HT 2018-19 created…

posted by Chaia Miller
05/23/2019

Hillel Torah Selected for Exclusive Jewish Day School Book Project

Hillel Torah has recently been selected as one of nine schools to be highlighted in a new book being written about the impact of Jewish day school education in North America.   As one of the final projects of the Avi Chai Foundation, Drs. Alex Pomson and Jack Wertheimer will be capturing the stories of…

posted by Chaia Miller
05/07/2019

CTD Partners with Jewish Day Schools

FEB 26, 2019 – Our partnership with the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University funded by the Crown Family Philanthropies is off to a strong start. This year we embarked on a full review of our higher level educational programming, the first step in this multi-year process. Northwestern collected data from parents, students, faculty,…

posted by Chaia Miller
02/26/2019

How Hillel Torah’s Aliza Rosenbaum Uses Sefaria.org

[blog.sefaria.org] Aliza Rosenbaum has been teaching Judaic Subjects to seventh and eighth grade students at Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School in Skokie, Il for seven years. She has spent much of that time experimenting in her classroom in the hopes of developing the most effective ways to teach and work with her students. In…

posted by Chaia Miller
06/11/2018

Eight Years of Names, Not Numbers ©

For the past eight years, Hillel Torah’s 8th grade classes have been privileged to gain firsthand knowledge of the Holocaust through participation in the worldwide, intergenerational Holocaust oral history film project, Names Not Numbers ©. Names, Not Numbers is an ongoing documentary created by students who research Holocaust survivors’ stories at the beginning of the…

posted by Chaia Miller
05/06/2018

Celebrating Israel@70

The day before Yom Haaztmaut, Israel’s Independence day, Hillel commemorated Yom HaZikaron, where they remembered those who lost their lives in the struggle that led to the establishment of the State of Israel, and all military and civilian people who perished while in active duty in Israel’s armed forces or in terrorist attacks. Hillel Torah’s…

posted by hillel
04/19/2018

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?…

posted by hillel
03/08/2018

Skokie Eighth Graders Create Documentaries That Preserve Holocaust Survivors’ Stories

[Skokie Review] Like other Holocaust survivors, Lane Rubinstein recently told of his interrupted childhood and the horrors he and his family faced at the hands of Nazis – all as cameras recorded his testimony. What was different this time was who was asking the questions and who stood behind those cameras. In both cases, it…

posted by Chaia Miller
01/28/2018

HT Partners with the Museum of Science and Industry

For students at Hillel Torah, the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is not just a world-class cultural institution at their fingertips. It’s part of their curriculum. The museum’s Science Leadership School Partners Program works with K-8 schools in the greater Chicagoland area to integrate a cross-disciplinary approach to science education. As the only Jewish…

posted by Chaia Miller
08/14/2017

Google Expeditions: Skokie Students Take Grand Field Trips Without Ever Leaving School

[Skokie Review] Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School students recently experienced what many would consider field trips of a lifetime — only they never physically left their familiar classrooms in Skokie. Simply by donning a viewing device, inside of which was a cell phone running just the right free app, they suddenly were transported. They…

posted by Chaia Miller
12/07/2015

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