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PTACH's Melava Malka on February 14, 2015 Was a Huge Success
The ATT and PTACH thank the more than 200 people who attended the PTACH 2015 Essence Café this past Motzei Shabbos. They were treated to a beautiful evening. They were inspired by Shari Furnstahl’s personal story and message about people who learn differently and the success they can achieve. Mazel Tov to Mrs. Esther Pomerantz (JDBY), Mrs. Tziporah Safirstein (ACHDS), and Mrs. Yonina Yovits (ACHDS) who received the PTACH Inclusion Teacher of the Year Award. Thank you to all the volunteers who made the evening so successful.
2nd Midwest Holocaust Symposium – Update
ATT thanks the over 400 people who attended this week’s Second Midwest Holocaust Symposium at the Illinois Holocaust Museum commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps. HaRav Yisroel Meir Lau’s important message was both meaningful and inspirational. Special recognition goes to Mr. Rudolph Tessler and Mr. Robert Hartman for the program’s vision and to the Hartman Family Foundation for its generous sponsorship of the program.
ATT Offers Special Presentation to Teachers on Retirement Planning
On Monday, February 18, 2019 following the Teachers Conference Day program, ATT offered a presentation to teachers on retirement planning. Experts in the investing and retirement fields discussed steps that teachers can take to achieve their long-term financial goals. Topics included: 1. Establishing retirement goals 2. Understanding investment options 3. How to navigate investments in the current volatile market.
Research for Better Teaching Professional Development Program Sponsored by ATT
24 teachers from 10 different ATT schools participated in six full days of sessions that were geared to ensure expert teaching in every classroom. All participants left the sessions invigorated and challenged with new strategies and concepts to positively impact students in ATT schools.
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Barbakoff Department of Teacher Education Winter Classes
The Arthur H. and Alice Barbakoff Department of Teacher Education and Development Winter classes have begun. Over 60 teachers have already registered for a series of classes that will be convened between February 2016 and May 2016. These classes cover a variety of topics - see brochure for details.
ATT's 88th Annual Gala - A Delightful Evening!
The Associated Talmud Torahs (ATT) 88th Annual Banquet, Striking a Chord for Education, was a huge success. Over 350 people gathered on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel to celebrate Jewish education and honor Mrs. Susan Feuer with the Barney Goldberg Paragon of Education Award for her many decades of work in special education. In addition, the Eighth Annual Hartman Family Foundation Educator of the Year Awards were presented at the Banquet. These awards recognize three outstanding educators in the ATT school system. They were Ms. Stacy Daybook (Arie Crown), whose top award is sponsored in memory of Mrs. Gayle Anne Herwitz, Mrs. Alise Gold (Akiba-Schechter), and Rabbi Yoel Rosenberg (Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi).
And the Winners of the 2018 Hartman Family Foundation Educator of the Year are…
The ATT proudly announces the winners of the Ninth Annual Hartman Family Foundation Educator of the Year Awards. They are Mrs. Sheri Goldstein (Ida Crown Jewish Academy) whose top award is sponsored in memory of Mrs. Gayle Anne Herwitz, Mrs. Basya Breitman (Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov Elementary School), and Rabbi Shlomoh Rhine (Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi).
ATT Emunah and Tefillah Program
Come learn how to make your Tefillah more meaningful! Associated Talmud Torahs is pleased to present a community program entitled: Tefillah with Emunah – Emunah through Tefillah presented by Rabbi Dovid Sapirman, Dean of the Ani Maamin Foundation. The presentation will be at the ATT, 3531 Madison, Skokie on Monday, February 25th from 8-9 pm. No registration is needed.
ATT Convenes Annual Teachers Educational Conference 2019
The Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago's Annual Teachers' Educational Conference took place on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the ATT, in Skokie, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Conference featured 58 workshops for all ATT Day School and High School teachers, from pre-nursery through 12th grade. Especially noteworthy were the new features this year - online pre-registration, personalized packets at registration, shorter workshops and sharing sessions.
Encouraging Professionalism in Chinuch – E.P.I.C.
The Associated Talmud Torahs is proud to announce the completion of its seventh year of E.P.I.C. Encouraging Professionalism in Chinuch. E.P.I.C. is an innovative, teacher-driven, professional development mentoring program that enables teachers to grow as educators. This program is collaboration between the Associated Talmud Torahs, Association for Torah Advancement, and National Louis University.
Israel Scholarships
ATT Israel Scholarships are intended to assist graduating seniors who have attended ATT schools to continue their Torah education in Israel. Scholarships are provided by many families in memory of or in honor of family members who value(d) Jewish education and are/were committed to the State of Israel. Graduating day school seniors attending ATT schools fill out one application for this program and are eligible to receive one of the listed scholarships. The ATT thanks all those who submitted applications. The awardees will receive their certificates at the ATT's Awards Presentation and Annual Meeting in May.
3rd Annual ATT Yedios Klaliyos Program Concludes
Nearly 50 students from ATT schools participated in this year's program. 24 students participated in the Yedios Klaliyos Final Round. Their mastery of the material was inspiring. Thank you to Rabbi Dovid Rifkind, Program Coordinator of the ATT Yedios Klaliyos Program, for organizing the program and to the volunteers who made the program run so smoothly. A hearty Yasher Koach to all those who participated.
Teacher Simcha Fund
The Associated Talmud Torahs is excited to announce the Rebbetzin Etta Rivka Zucker a”h Teacher Simcha Fund (sponsored by Chicago Day School Community Lay Leaders). Currently, only weddings are eligible to receive funds from the Teacher Simcha Fund, with the hope that the fund will be expanded to cover other Simchas in the future. All full-time teachers in the ATT School System are eligible to receive a significant contribution towards wedding expenses. For questions and requests, please contact: Rabbi Mordechai Raizman, Executive Director of Operations,ATT, at 773-973-2828 or
2018 Educator of the Year Awards Recap
The Associated Talmud Torahs (ATT) Teacher Appreciation Event, was a huge success. Nearly 300 people gathered on Monday, December 10, 2018, at the Bryn Mawr Country Club to celebrate the Hartman Family Foundation Educator of the Year Awards. The Ninth Annual Hartman Family Foundation Educator of the Year Awards were presented at Event, recognizing three outstanding educators in the ATT school system. They were Mrs. Sheri Goldstein, English department chair from Ida Crown Jewish Academy, whose top award is sponsored in memory of Mrs. Gayle Anne Herwitz, Mrs. Basya Breitman, a fifth grade Morah from Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov, and Rabbi Shlomoh Rhine, a pre-1A Rebbe at Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi. The ATT thanks everyone who attended and supported this event.

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