Krieger Schechter News


The Light of Chanukah

Krieger Schechter was honored to welcome two Israeli scouts, bringing with them the torch and flame from the graves of the Macabees in Israel, to help the school celebrate the last days of Chanukah! With singing, spontaneous dancing, questions and answers, we celebrated with our friends from Israel, and saw our chanukiyah be lit with … Continue reading The Light of Chanukah


Second Grade Toy Drive

The second graders want to thank you for all of your donations to our annual Toy Drive!! We just completed our mitzvah and loaded the truck to capacity! Please see all of our smiling faces in the photo! We can only imagine the smiling faces of all of the children who will be recipients of … Continue reading Second Grade Toy Drive


Building Community

Friends come in many forms at Krieger Schechter– from classmates, to reading partners, to teammates and playground companions. Throughout the school year, Lower School and Middle School students are partnered in our Friend to Friend program. By learning, playing and celebrating together, our students learn that another opportunity to make a new friend is always … Continue reading Building Community


8th Grade Holocaust Studies

“You are my witness”. These words are engraved into the wall at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In early December, as our 8th graders walked through the permanent exhibit at the museum, they expressed the feeling of being overwhelmed by all of the images, the voices, the names, the stories. Despite class readings, discussions, … Continue reading 8th Grade Holocaust Studies


Grade 1 Celebrates Hanukkah

As part of our study and celebration of Hanukkah, our first graders participated in an olive oil-making demonstration. Students donned the costumes of Matthathias, (the High Priest from the Temple) and that of a Syrian/Greek soldier. Together, the story of Hanukkah was reviewed. As they worked to operate an olive press, the first graders discovered that it takes many … Continue reading Grade 1 Celebrates Hanukkah


Green Day Video

Please check out this video with highlights from “Green Day” made by our Lower School technology teacher, Mrs. Levine.


Learning Hebrew with a Taste of Milk and Honey

Our kindergarten students are learning Hebrew through Chalav U’Dvash, an exciting, innovative Hebrew language program. Bentzi, the turtle puppet, (with the help of our fabulous teachers), “teaches” conversational Hebrew by engaging the children in dialogue, games, songs, movement, and dance. 


Green Day Celebration

Krieger Schechter’s Lower School celebrated Green Day this week as part of a week-long focus on Appreciation. During the celebration, the students rotated through stations where they focused on learning about the natural world and what they can do to help protect it. The children participated in sessions including a playground simulation about the scarcity … Continue reading Green Day Celebration


Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Why did the turkey cross the road? To join the Pilgrims and American Indians at a Thanksgiving Feast! KSDS Lower School students joined together at a Thanksgiving Feast to celebrate the holiday in true Krieger Schechter style — with friends, with song, and with opportunities to give back to our community. At the Feast, the students sang … Continue reading Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving


Israel Day

Students wore blue and white on Monday to show support for the land and people of Israel. As we gathered for a group photo, everyone burst out in a round of Hebrew song. The message was clear, we stand proudly with Israel. עם ישראל חי