Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Accredited by the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE), Kehillah Schechter Academy has earned a national reputation for excellence in Judaic and General Studies, including its strong science and math program.
Through a combination of resourceful negotiations with and cooperation from lenders, extraordinary generosity of major donors, and bold steps to lower the cost of Jewish day school education, the Board of Trustees of the Kehillah Schechter Academy (KSA) has successfully completed the transformation of the School into a financially viable, stable and secure institution. Dr. Michael Agus, Director of the Medicine Critical Care Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and KSA President, said, “Our school has reduced its debt from $11 million to $1.7 million. Now that we have a strong financial foundation, we can focus all our efforts on the School’s mission to inspire and empower our students to become thoughtful, collaborative, compassionate …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Some 200 people were on hand at the Kehillah Schechter Academy (KSA) in Norwood this past week.
Some 200 people were on hand at the Kehillah Schechter Academy (KSA) in Norwood this past week for a program entitled "Everyday Heroes: The Power of Truth, Knowledge and History.” The program included the 2,000-year history of the Romaniotes (the little-known Jewish community of Greece), the story of a courageous Greek woman who risked her own life to save a Jewish family from the Nazis, a specially-produced film on that era and commentary by two descendants of those who were saved, and remarks by a former Governor and U.S. Presidential candidate Michael Dukakis. Keynote speakers, Dukakis and his wife Kitty Dukakis, talked about their own Greek and Jewish roots and their recent trip to Europe where they looked into their ancestries in …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Walpole native, and student at Norwood's Kehillah Schechter Academy, plans to find even more outlets for her creative works.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Fourth grader Rayna Taliano, of Walpole, loves to read and write. So when her mother and sister brought home a copy of Hutch magazine from the Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham, the 10-year-old’s imagination began to churn. “All those wonderful stories and poems told by kids of all ages,” Rayna exclaims. “It was something I was born to do!” With that, a story – and an author – were born. Rayna, who attends Kehillah Schechter Academy (KSA) in Norwood, soon developed the short story Faithful, about a child who is upset about her family’s plan to move into a new house. The child is crying under an oak tree when a yellow Labrador puppy unexpectedly nudges her. The lovable animal’s arrival gives the child a reason to smile, and before long, she is…