A few last words
The time has come to pass the pen (or baton, so to speak) and turn over the writing of Kehillah School eblasts to our new administrative team. Dating as far back as 2009, I have had the pleasure of providing the community with program updates—first for the ECP (Early Childhood Program) in 2009-2010 and then for Kehillah since participating in its inception in 2011. After writing 335 eblasts, I think you’ve heard enough from me!
I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the rich array of concepts given to me by former Kehillah School Director, Nancy Bossov, as I was able to learn so much about Judaism from her in the process. A review of these editorial snapshots of Kehillah revisits both the planning that went into the creation of our program in 2010-2011 and the naming of our school in June 2011 to distinguish it from daycare as a learning center within a Jewish community. The topics covered, mirroring the priorities of our program, have ranged from the Jewish themes interwoven with all aspects of a Kehillah education to profiles of teachers in accordance with their seniority; the witticisms, creativity, and perspectives of our students; child-oriented holiday celebrations; spotlights on teenage mentors; parenting tips; mitzvah projects, the importance of play, our annual art exhibit, camp activities, and more. Write-ups have revealed the high ethical standards upon which our school is based and the values taught and modeled to our students about Tikkun Olam, freedom, hospitality, understanding one’s heart, humility, knowledge, justice, and so many other aspects of goodness. The subset of roughly 250 messages describing various facets of the Kehillah experience together provide insights into the unique essence of our very special school.
Hopefully this window into the Kehillah School has provided a bright and clear picture for our readers thus far. We are all looking forward to seeing what comes next, under the School’s capable direction of Roslyn Conroy.
TINR Trustee & Co-Chair Kehillah Executive Board
To visit, enroll, or learn more about the Kehillah School, please contact the school office at (914) 637-3808 or Kehillah@TINR.org.