Rachel Levitt Klein Dratch

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Rachel is wholeheartedly invested in the Jewish world of education. She was a student teacher at Michlalah in Jerusalem before continuing her passion for teaching as a Hebrew school teacher and student leader at Stern College. Rachel has held meaningful roles at numerous day schools including: Frisch, Ramaz, Maimonides, Fuchs Mizrachi, Berman Academy and Beth Tfiloh. Rachel has also been director of SLED educational consulting.  She spends her summers at Camp Moshava IO running drama and special programming. Rachel has a master’s degree in Jewish education from Yeshiva University, is a Mandel Jerusalem Fellow, participated in the Mandel Teacher Education Program and has served as a scholar in residence in many communities.

What Makes a Great PD Experience

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Prizmah Thought Leadership, Professional Leadership, Teaching and Learning
At Prizmah we have had the joy of creating all sorts of professional development experiences, some with partner organizations and some on

Thought Leadership on Hebrew Education

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Prizmah Thought Leadership, Teaching and Learning
Recently, I was asked what schools are struggling with most, aside from Covid-related things (as if there is anything aside from that)

Planting Deep Connections from Afar: Yom HaAtzma’ut During This Second Covid Year

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School Policies and Procedures
A year ago, none of us dreamed that we’d be back having the same conversations again one year later. How can we

Leveling Up

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So you have this idea. Maybe this idea has been in the back of my mind for awhile. Maybe it is new

“Not What I Had in Mind": Our Teachers’ Journey During the “Flood”

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Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures, Mental Health
So I am supposed to teach the students in front of me, in my physical room, for six hours in my mask

Living In-Between

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School Policies and Procedures
Upside down. That’s how our world feels now. When so many of us left our school buildings in March, it is was

Prizmah Hosts Private Conversation with Ambassador Ron Dermer for Students Who Could Not Travel to Israel as Planned

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This Tuesday, 400 students from North American Jewish Day Schools attended the online event “Private Conversations with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer” hosted

“Holy Fiction”: Opportunities to Connect

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A few days ago, I went for a walk, just to get out of the house, and noticed that the trees in

The Esther Moment We Almost Missed

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Teaching and Learning
I recently had the honor to visit Montreal and present model lessons on differentiation, based on Megillat Esther, and I kept coming

When words fail -- Show me

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Teaching and Learning
The very first mitzvah we received as a nation was Rosh Chodesh and there are many commentators who ask why this mitzvah

Titles, Leadership, and Managing Expectations in a Time of Urgent Action

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This month I have been collecting titles - not for myself, but in the field. During my visits to schools, I have

Reflections on School Visits

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Teaching and Learning
M’at Or Docheh Harbeh Choshech –– מעט אור דוחה הרבה חושך A bit of light can displace a lot of darkness Tanya