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Rabbis group together before leading learning sessions with students.
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018
When people ask me what I love most about TanenbaumCHAT, I often say that we are one of a few Jewish educational institutions that welcome students from all walks of Jewish life.  Though not a numerous people, we Jews are often divided by affiliation, level of observance, or political beliefs.  At TanenbaumCHAT, we respect rather than disregard difference. This means that our students are exposed to multiple viewpoints and can debate belief in God, the way to observe mitzvot, the role of... Read More
Students together in the sun at the opening carnival.
Posted on Sunday, September 9, 2018
As the summer break came to an end on September 4th, students and staff at TanenbaumCHAT arrived at school for the beginning of a new year. The morning bell rang out to announce to everyone that school was underway again and that exciting opportunities and learning were upon us. Students arrived equipped with books, supplies and knapsacks ready to get started. Staff arrived eager to work with students to open their hearts and minds to new ideas and perspectives. In no time at all, the... Read More
Pomegranates, wine and a shofar
Posted on Friday, August 31, 2018
For many, this time of year is all about the last days of summer and the countdown to children returning to school. In the Jewish calendar, with high holidays on the horizon, we add to these undertakings a time for self-reflection. This year, we have the opportunity to reflect on the new school year and the new Jewish year practically simultaneously. The hubbub of new class schedules, organizing lockers, reacquainting with friends, organizing carpools and packing lunches coincides with the... Read More
Walk with Israel Logo
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  The Torah portion of the week contains the most famous blessing from the entire Bible. The LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ‘  “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.” As Rabbi Sacks writes; “protection, grace, peace – these are G-d’s... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018
I want to tell you about the most special Seder of my life. In 1982, I served in the IDF in a hesder yeshiva that combines army and Torah study. Before Pesach, the soldiers of the Hesder go to IDF bases to kosher the military kitchens for Passover and to arrange the Seder for the soldiers at the base. That year, I was sent to organize the Passover at the southernmost point of the State of Israel: the island of Tiran. (Today the island of Tiran is no longer in Israel's possession and was... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018
Having been a part of the robotics club for the last few years, we were intrigued when we heard that TanenbaumCHAT would be hosting its first middle school robotics competition. However, this was pretty much all the information we got, and it was up to us, as heads of the robotics team, to create it from scratch. We were very excited about this as we saw the opportunity to transmit our passion for robotics and engineering. With the guidance of David Obadun and Jonathan Lam, we designed the... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  Last week, during the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, I had the pleasure of interviewing Rabbi Dov Lipman, a Maryland native, who renounced his United States citizenship in order to take a parliamentary seat in the Knesset five years ago. Lipman, who served as a member of Yesh Atid in Knesset from 2013-2015, gave me plenty of insight on what his transition to Israel politics was like, and how Israel’s relationship with Canada, America, and other allying countries are stronger... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018
In 2015, TanenbaumCHAT introduced Edsby as the new Learning Management System (LMS).  Edsby is TanenbaumCHAT’s primary platform benefiting students, parents, teachers and administrators. Edsby has become our “go to” system, providing access to course specific information, grades, report cards, as well as academic/group/team calendars. School news is updated in real time on Edsby.  Edsby truly enhances school – home communications. Another important feature offered by Edsby is the convenient... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018
It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Rabbi Shlomo Gemara to the position of Vice-Principal of Curriculum and Learning, beginning in the fall of 2018.  Rabbi Gemara brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, a love of students and learning and is well respected by parents, students and colleagues. Rabbi Gemara will assist with numerous aspects of the school, with an emphasis on curriculum development and, in particular, our Jewish Studies program. Led by our Principal Mrs. Renee... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Chanukah, as we know, is an 8 day festival of light, that begins on the eve of the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, that among other things, celebrates the miracle of the small jug of oil that was found in the Beit Mikdash, that was only enough for one day, yet managed to last for 8 consecutive days.  Just as we come together in our own families, and in our own homes, to do the special mitzvah of lighting the Chanukiah, to remind us of our Jewish History and tradition, so too, at... Read More