Benjamin Mann is Head of School at Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan.
By Benjamin Mann
How Schechter Manhattan Is Working To Create An ‘Anti-Racist’ Day School
At Schechter Manhattan, we share Emma Bronznick Goldberg’s conviction that Jewish educational environments needs new ways of talking, acting and educating about race in America as one component of a broader and more inclusive education. We aspire for Schechter Manhattan to be an anti-racist Jewish day school, one in which students and faculty have opportunities…
How To Break Israel’s Bond With Young American Jews In One Easy Lesson
On Rosh Hodesh Iyar, the 8th grade students of the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan school confronted a difficult reality shared by many Jews trying to connect with Israel. At a kibbutz the group stayed at in the Galilee, they were told that we would not be able to use the Sefer Torah (a handwritten…
Why Chief Rabbi Couldn’t Be More Wrong About Conservative School
Rabbi David Lau’s condemnation this week of Naftali Bennett’s visit to the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan was shortsighted and inaccurate in many ways. Most close to home for me, it denigrated the vital work we are doing at Schechter Manhattan to nurture positive Jewish identity in our students, the future leaders of the American…
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Wed., Mar. 6, 2024 • 2 P.M. ET
Geoffrey Levin, a professor of Jewish studies at Emory University, joins Forward reporter Arno Rosenfeld in conversation about his new book, "Our Palestine Question: Israel and American Jewish Dissent, 1948-1978."
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