The Jewish school is positioned at the nexus of the individual, the family and the community, bringing to light the opportunities and challenges of being a committed Jew in the modern world. The school can become a center for teacher learning and research. This can give teachers a public intellectual voice and ensure a vibrant, dynamic, entrepreneurial learning community able to advance educational initiatives for its own constituents. We will learn about the development of Machon Siach, the research arm of SAR High School, which seeks to shape the high school into a “thinking institution” by cultivating teacher-driven research and scholarship focused on questions central to Jewish education, curriculum and culture.
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Rabbi Tully Harcsztark
Rabbi Harcsztark is the Founding Principal of SAR High School and Dean of Machon Siach honoring the memory of Belda Kaufman Lindenbaum z”l, a research arm of SAR High School. He previously served as Rabbi of Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck, New Jersey, and as the Associate Principal of Judaic Studies at SAR Academy. He was a Fellow at the Tikvah Center for Law and Jewish Civilization at NYU Law School in 2010-11. He is the recipient of the 2017 Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.