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Wednesday
12/24/2014


Shaarei Chinuch Montessori Preschool Chanukah Performance

10:00 AM
2717 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago IL 60645


The students of Shaarei Chinuch Montessori Preschool will put on a Chanukah-themed performance for family and friends, as well as partake in a Chanukah party together.


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ATT's 85th Annual Gala - A Shmashing Success!
ATT thanks the community for its enthusiastic support of its 85th Annual Gala, Raising Expectations. Over 400 people gathered to pay tribute to Paul Rosenberg z"l and YB'L Rabbi Meir and Elizabeth Fischer Shapiro for their contributions to Jewish education in our community. Three outstanding educators, Mrs. Rutie Zuckerman (Arie Crown), Mrs. Debra Andruk (Hillel Torah), and Mrs. Sarah Wainkrantz (Ida Crown; Hanna Sacks) were honored and received a standing ovation from the crowd as they accepted their Hartman Family Foundation Educator of the Year Awards.

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28th Annual Rabbi Isaac Mayefsky Memorial Lecture Recap
Close to 200 parents attended the recent Rabbi Isaac Mayefsky Memorial Lecture featuring Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser. The presentation, entitled “Parenting 2014: The New Guide for Every Parent,” focused on strategies for effecting parenting. Rabbi Goldwasser presented the importance of the following: (a) the uniqueness of every child and the necessity of bringing out every child’s strength (b) the need to teach children Emunah and Middos, (c) accepting a child’s feelings and respecting our children, (d) providing encouragement to children at all times (e) the need to pray for a child’s success and to seek out advice when necessary and (f) being aware of the challenges children face in our technological world. Additional positive parenting suggestions were presented with the goal of raising inspired youth.

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3rd Annual ATT Yedios Klaliyos Program
Close to 50 students in grades 5 - 8 participated in the first test of the ATT Third Annual Yedios Klaliyos Program on November 23, 2014. The Yedios Klaliyos Program continues on December 7th with the second test on Section 2 of the Yedios Klaliyos Study Guide. Students from each of the ATT elementary day schools attended. The ATT extends a hearty Yasher Koach to all of them and recognize their time, effort, and commitment to studying the material. Close to 50 students in grades 5 - 8 participated in the first test of the ATT Third Annual Yedios Klaliyos Program on November 23, 2014. The Yedios Klaliyos Program continues on December 7th with the second test on Section 2 of the Yedios Klaliyos Study Guide. Students from each of the ATT elementary day schools attended. The ATT extends a hearty Yasher Koach to all of them and recognize their time, effort, and commitment to studying the material.

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The Health Insurance Marketplace is Opening Again for Enrollment
The Health Insurance Marketplace, a new way to find insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act, is open now through Feb. 15, 2015. Find out what is different and the same for 2015. Gain the information you need to decide if you should keep the insurance you have or explore new options this year. Presenter will be Tracey Lipsig Kite LCSW, HealthCare Guide, JCFS. Attend the Community Health Session at the ATT on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m., 2828 W Pratt, Chicago. The program is part of the Healthcare Initiative funded by JUF. To register or for a schedule of other program dates and locations, call ATT – 773-973-2828 or visit www.jcfs.org/calendar/marketplace. Admission is free.

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Barbakoff Department of Teacher Education Fall Classes
The Arthur H. and Alice Barbakoff Department of Teacher Education and Development Fall classes are starting. Over 60 teachers have already registered for a series of classes that will be convened between October 2014 and January 2015. These classes cover a variety of topics - e.g. An Overview of Shmittah, Using the Lecture to Its Fullest Potential, Trauma Symptoms in Children Grades K-6, Igniting Greatness in the Children we Love, Using Microsoft Excel to Create a Gradebook, and Using SMART Boards in the classroom.

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Asher Essay Contest 2015
The ATT announces this year’s Asher Essay Contest for students, grades 3-12, of its affiliated schools. Established through the generosity of Helen and Norman Asher, the contest provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity, their ability to research Jewish topics, and to improve their writing skills. Winners will receive recognition and prizes at the ATT’s Awards Presentation and Annual Meeting. Deadline for essay submission is Monday, January 26, 2015. For more information, visit www.att.org → Students or call 773-973-2828.

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