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  • 1. COHEN HILLEL ACADEMYC r e a t i n g C r i t i c a l T hinkers Through An Academically Challenging Program Grounded In Judaism www.cohenhillel.org Spotlight CornerNOTE FROMKEN SCHULMAN, HEAD OF SCHOOLLast week’s Marblehead Reporter featured a front page article on the CHAMPSprogram that CHA and the Ford School of Lynn have been conducting for thepast 3 years. Both schools were honored for this program and received the Grade 3Zakim Award at ADL’s Interfaith Seder, an event you can read about in theJewish Advocate. In last week’s Jewish Journal, a story was featured high- FLEXIBLE THINKING COLLECTIVE LEARNINGlighting the CHA grade 8 Holocaust studies and the various activities and RESPECTFUL CHALLENGING ACTIVE LISTENINGprojects that are involved. There are so many “happenings” at CHA, such asthe workshops Mordechai Rosenstein conducted at school this week, Jocelyn Segal’s objectives for herand his exhibit at Sovereign Bank, and the 3rd grade Shabbat third grade students are rooted inDinner, and the Shabbat services led by CHA students at Temple Sinai, the academic and social skills inand the 6th grade Bar/Bat Mitzvah program and the Friends of HillelLibrary Event. While it is virtually impossible for the media to cover all of Jewish value texts that focus onthese events, we promise that we will continue to be the first and foremost how to learn in a community.vehicle that delivers the news about CHA “happenings”. The curriculum explores Jewish values through writing, discussion, P E O P L E A R E TA L K I N G art, storytelling, movement, and “What I love best about Hillel is the way they teach art music, with the following because Ive never seen another school that does it like objectives: this. We study everything, even modern art and famous • Teach students a wide range of thinking skills, such as: self- artists and we get to use lots of materials like we would monitoring, collaboration, questioning, listening, flexibility in if we were in art college and I love the teacher.” thinking and evaluating ideas, and how to respectfully challenge. — Gennifer Rubin, Gr. 1 • Create a dynamic and welcoming Judaism that “My favorite thing about school is PE because we get to exercise and play really fun games.” incorporates new insights and application to their lives. — Jonah Spritz, Gr. 1 •Increase connection to their “If I stop to think about what it is that I like about Jewish heritage. Hillel and our family’s experience there I feel •Raise levels of self-esteem and like it is more like what I love about Hillel advance leadership skills. and it is almost too much for words to capture. I am impressed by the level of • Create opportunities where students learn with and from each education at every grade that we have been other in a Jewish format called Beit Midrash (house of study) with exposed to, and more than just the school book hevruta. A hevruta is a small group that delves deeply into a Jewish education, I am in awe at the kind of person that the school turns your text to understand it literally, question various levels of meaning child into. They become aware of their entire environment — the one and apply lessons to that they live in but also, the smaller one that surrounds them. It is a daily living. perfect example of how Cohen Hillel is doing its piece by making the world a better place one child at a time.” As part of their study, — Cindy, Swampscott Rabbi Larry Karol, parent of 1st and 4th graders, Jacob and Rachel Garfield who writes music based on Jewish texts, As you celebrate Passover, worked with the remember those students to create and still seeking freedom. record a song about listening to and gny bg respecting ideas that are different from your own. The song can be heard by going to www.cohenhillel.org and WISHING YOU A finding the link on the third grade page. HAPPY PASSOVER T H I S PA G E S P O N S O R E D B Y the Board of Trustees of Cohen Hillel Academy FOR INFORMATION AND TO SCHEDULE A VISIT, contact Suzie Cheatham at 781-639-2880 Cohen Hillel Academy • 6 Community Road • Marblehead, MA 01945 • Phone: 781-639-2880 A co-educational independent day school accepting students in kindergarten through eighth grade Head of School: Ken Schulman, ken@cohenhillel.org • Director of Admissions: Suzie Cheatham, suzie@cohenhillel.org