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A Growing Partnership: GrowTorah

March 1, 2021

We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with GrowTorah, an organization that develops garden-based experiential and environmental Torah education programs for Jewish day schools. Through this partnership, our students, and the broader Berman community, will cultivate a more sustainable future driven by Torah values. Over the summer, Berman school staff will be trained in…

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Model UN Places Second in YUNMUN

February 25, 2021

Mazal tov to our Model UN delegation who placed second overall in the YU Model UN Conference earlier this month. Five Berman students won individual awards: Best Delegate Eitan Lichtash (10th) Tekoa Sultan-Reisler (12th) Ben Winters (11th) Honorable Mention Maya Einhorn (12th) Penina Sloan (10th) Our students had to learn and master a new virtual…

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Introducing Our New Middle School Principal

February 8, 2021

We are thrilled to introduce Ms. Shira Loewenstein as our new Middle School Principal. Ms. Loewenstein will join our administrative team this summer. In our search for a Middle School Principal, our priorities were to hire someone that will execute on a vision of academic excellence and religious inspiration for our Middle School, create a positive culture…

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Community Snapshot – January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021

This past year has been a year of moments. We will remember the moments when we felt isolated and alone, and the moments where we felt the sense of community more than we ever have before. We will remember the moments of uncertainty, and the moments of strength and clarity. As clearly as we will…

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Norma Johnson Named Abraham Lincoln Teachers Fellow

January 5, 2021

Mazal tov to Upper School History teacher Norma Johnson on being selected to the inaugural Abraham Lincoln Teachers Fellowship through The Tikvah Fund. Ms. Johnson was nominated by her current and former students who recognized her passion for teaching history, and was selected from a pool of nearly 200 candidates. We are incredibly proud of Ms….

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Berman Returns to In-Person Learning

October 11, 2020

Berman Hebrew Academy opened its doors to all 4 divisions, Preschool – 12th grade, in September and October. Our Preschool, Lower School, and Middle School students are learning full-time on campus, while our Upper School students have a two-grade weekly rotation. We have also equipped our classrooms with 360 degree Owl cameras and large televisions…

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A Gift of a Lifetime

September 27, 2020

Dear Berman Community, I’ve always wanted to change the world, to contribute something positive to people’s lives. I would read biographical books and articles ranging from The Rebbe’s Army to, l’havdil, Steve Jobs’ biography to best understand the traits and habits of the people that have changed our world. Each year I would revisit this personal objective…

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Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 21, 2020

Today we want to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by reflecting on her life and legacy. Also known as the Notorious RBG, Ruth was a fearless fighter for women’s rights, an insightful lawyer, and well respected judge.  Last night, Judy, Calanit, and I drove to the supreme court to view the memorial that has been…

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A Community Commitment

September 15, 2020

Dear Berman Community,  Over the last several months, we have all made tremendous sacrifices and compromises to slow the spread of the coronavirus. We’ve limited playdates, cancelled travel and summer plans, and followed the guidelines set forth by our health departments and Rabbinic leadership. Meanwhile, at Berman, we have made significant investments to prepare our…

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