Tagged Maimonides Jewish Day School

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Pondering the power of Chanukah in a pandemic

Maimonides Jewish Day School in Southwest Portland announced the two winners of Oregon’s 4th annual Chanukah Essay Contest. They were selected by award-winning children’s authors Trudy Ludwig and Eric Kimmel, two of the contest’s judges, who infused this year’s event with their signature creativity. Shira Wilhelm, 10, a 5th grader at Maimonides Jewish Day School,…

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2020 Chanukah Essay Contest

Maimonides Jewish Day School in Southwest Portland announces Oregon’s 4th annual Chanukah Essay Contest. Eric Kimmel, award-winning children’s author, penned this year’s question (immediately below), encouraging young Oregonians in third through eighth grades to put themselves in the shoes of the Maccabees – Jewish soldiers in antiquity who fought for their beliefs – and ask…

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What Will Next School Year Look Like?

This fall, school will look very different for Oregon students. Maybe it’ll look a lot like this spring. Maybe it’ll be more like last fall. Or very possibly, school will be somewhere in between. The Oregon Department of Education released a blueprint for how schools should operate amid COVID-19. And it’s up to individual schools to…

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Maimonides and Montessori – a perfect match

Photo: Students at Maimonides Jewish Day School learn their states using a hands-on approach. Maimonides Jewish Day School introduced its new Montessori-inspired program and curriculum at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. When Maimonides’ administrators and faculty wondered how they could make Maimonides even more personal, meaningful and inspiring, they decided to explore the Montessori…

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Chanukah Essay winners announced

Maimonides Jewish Day School in Southwest Portland announced the two winners of Oregon’s 3rd annual Chanukah Essay Contest. Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford provided the guiding question that inspired nearly 50 students from nine schools – more than twice as many as last year – to vie for meaningful words and prizes. The students –…

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2019 Chanukah Essay Contest

Maimonides Jewish Day School in Southwest Portland presents Oregon’s 3rd annual Chanukah Essay Contest. Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford’s question encourages young Oregonians in third through eighth grades to reflect upon the power of their own words. How can I use words to be a helpful person, or a good citizen, or a friend to…