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Nechama Wieder
The Jewish Link

Teachers often write things in end-of-term reports like “progress has been made” or “there has been much growth.” Isn’t that what we want from our students when they leave our...

Rabbi Dr. Yisrael Rothwachs and Mrs. Leora Hecht

When parents come into school and see their child hang up his coat, take out his supplies, put away his backpack, and take a seat — all without any prompting...

Rabbi Dr. Yisrael Rothwachs
HaYidion: The Prizmah Journal

Technology, we’ve learned, is a double-edged sword that must be wielded carefully. Although it affords incredible access to information and communication, it is also a tool that can be misused...

Dr. Barrie Krause

Check out these helpful summer tips by our own Dr. Barrie Krause, school psychologist at Irving Montak SINAI School at SAR Academy: The end of the school year can be...

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Pam Ennis
Director of Development

As I mark my second anniversary as SINAI’s director of development, I find myself reflecting on the professional journey that has unexpectedly led me to this special place and to...

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Lori Silberman Brauner

Mrs. Ilana Picker has been named the incoming Director of the Rabbi Mark and Linda Karasick Shalem High School at Ma’ayanot High School for Girls in Teaneck. SINAI at Ma’ayanot,...

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Rabbi Yehoshua Gold
Associate Director, SINAI Maor High School

The years of high school are formative and transformational for adolescents. All students, and especially students with learning challenges, should be able to thrive when they spend their high school...

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Leah Commer
SINAI Teacher

For as long as I can remember, I knew my brother wasn’t like other kids his age. There was something very special but different about him. Avi is only 20...

Students’ Inner Flames
Rabbi Dr. Yisrael Rothwachs
Dean, SINAI Schools

I assume that most people agree with the following premise: No two children are the same, and it is best to employ an individualized approach to both education and parenting....

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Gittie Rothschild
Director, SINAI at YCQ

I grew up surrounded by the study of Torah, amidst a constant flow of people coming to learn in our home. I woke up early to the sound of my...

It's All About The Children
Rabbi Dr. Yisrael Rothwachs
Dean, SINAI Schools

Every day I am profoundly grateful for the interconnectedness of my personal and professional lives. One of my earliest memories is of lying in my bed as a 6 year...

Sinai Schools looks at the lessons the pandemic teaches
Abigail Hepner Gross
Director of Communications

In early March, as the realization set in that we at Sinai Schools would have to move to online learning at all of our schools, it became apparent that we...