The YHTPoV

The YHTPoV

By Yeshiva Har Torah
Welcome to The YHTPoV ("YHT Point of View"), the official Yeshiva Har Torah podcast. Listen during the school year for insights into school, Jewish Education, and a chance to meet some of the people around YHT.

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YHTPoV #23 - Cultivating Teamwork (LET'S GO YHT BASKETBALL TEAMS IN THE PLAYOFFS!)
In honor of the playoffs starting for three of YHT's basketball teams, this week's YHTPoV guests are the coaches of YHT's basketball teams, Mr. Miller and #Zelmania!  They talk about how they cultivate teamwork, gracious winners, not sore losers, and .... honestly, we just want to be gracious winners and not lose (IS THAT SO WRONG?).  FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah   Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Yeshiva League, Yeshiva Sports, Yeshiva Basketball, Varsity, JV, Teamwork, Sportsmanship
05:57
February 21, 2019
YHTPoV #22 - Discussing Academic Rigor with Jennifer LaPorte of ICLE
Jennifer LaPorte is a consultant at  International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) who has been consulting all year at YHT, with generous funding from the Jewish Education Project, regarding academic rigor. She discusses what "rigor" actually means in an academic setting, how it relates to "grit," and how it is sometimes misunderstood. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Tetzaveh, ICLE   
10:11
February 12, 2019
YHTPoV #21 - Discussing Healthy Eating with Rorie Weisberg of Full 'N Free
Rorie Weisberg of Full 'N Free came to speak to parents this week about how to make your children's eating habits healthier (Thanks, PTA!). Ms. Kletenik met up with Rorie afterward to further discuss that topic, and how as a school we can eat healthier. Thank you Rorie for joining us. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Teruman, Full 'N Free 
16:14
February 7, 2019
YHTPoV #20 - The value and challenges of Jewish education
We have a real treat for you. In this week's YHTPoV, Ms. Kletenik spends some time with a visionary in the Jewish education world, Rabbi Josh Elkin of IDEAS. Rabbi Elkin was previously the founding Executive Director of Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) and Head of School at Solomon Schechter of Greater Boston for twenty years. Rabbi Elkin and Ms. Kletenik discuss the value and modern challenges of Jewish education. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Mishpatim, Leadership, IDEAS
16:22
January 30, 2019
YHTPoV #19 - The Importance of Optimism In Leading
In this week's pre-winter break YHTPoV, Ms. Kletenik discusses with Rabbi Menchel his views on leadership, the importance of optimism, and what he learned from his rebbe. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Beshalach, Leadership, Head of School
10:18
January 16, 2019
YHT PoV #18 - How Do We Prepare Students for Jobs That Don't Exist Yet?
We have a very special guest this week as the next installment in our leadership series: Suri Ganz,  Associate Program Director at the Jewish New Teacher Project.  YHT and the JNTP have worked together on teacher mentoring for about ten years. The discussion is wide ranging, including a discussion of how we can prepare children for future jobs that we don't even know will exist yet. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Bo, Leadership, Jewish New Teacher Project, JNTP  
09:32
January 10, 2019
YHT PoV #17 - How do we teach leadership?
This week's episode continues the theme of leadership from last week. Ms. Kletenik hosts two our 5th grade teachers, Morah Ariella Goldsmith and Rabbi Dov Eisenberger to talk about some of their role models and how they try to teach leadership in the classroom.  FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Vaera, Leadership, 5th grade
10:53
January 2, 2019
YHT PoV #16 - Leadership with Dr. Ari Gross
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts current YHT president, Dr. Ari Gross, to talk about leadership, to coincide with the beginning of a series of Table Talks focusing on leadership. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Shemot, Leadership
06:07
December 26, 2018
YHT PoV #15 - Discussing Parent-Child Communication With Dr. Esther Fusco
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts Dr. Esther Fusco -- the author of this year's YHT faculty book of the year: Effective Questioning Strategies In The Classroom -- to talk about communicating with children. Dr. Fusco is chair of the Department of Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership at Hofstra. Dr. Fusco was also previously the principal of the Port Jefferson Elementary School and the Babylon Elementary School. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Vayechi,
13:09
December 20, 2018
YHT PoV #14 - Incorporating Empathy Into the YHT Experience
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts longtime teacher and new Assistant Principal Mrs. Sara Duani. They discuss how Mrs. Duani's transition to a leadership role has been and also how empathy is baked into the YHT education via, among other things, the middot curriculum. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Vayigash, parsha, empathy, upstander
1:44:06
December 11, 2018
YHTPoV #13 - The One with the Color War Captains
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts the 8th grade captains from this past week's YHT color war (short video recap here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2A--noOQGQ). The captains talk about what they learned from the experience, including about empathy and leadership, which tie in with this week's parsha (Yosef) and this month's #YHTyouandme middah of the month (being an "upstander"). The students also give parents some parenting advice. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Mikeitz, parsha, color war, captain, red team, blue team, yellow team, maccabia
10:20
December 6, 2018
YHT PoV #12 - How to handle sibling rivalries
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik meets with a nervous Dr. Karyn Feinberg, Director of Psychology Services at YHT, to discuss sibling squabbling and how to manage it. Spoiler alert: it's normal. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Vayeishev, parsha, school psychologist
10:03
November 28, 2018
YHTPoV #11 - The meaning of Thanksgiving to survivors
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik catches up with Esther Gerson -- a parent of two YHT alumnae -- about gratitude, Thanksgiving, and her parents' appreciation for Thanksgiving after surviving the Holocaust and immigrating to the United States. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Vayishlash, Thanksgiving, parsha
08:05
November 20, 2018
YHTPoV #10 - Bringing New Ideas to Jewish Education
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts Malka Flesichmann, Director of Knowledge and Ideas at The Jewish Education Project, to discuss how she brings new ideas to Jewish Education and the importance of the partnership between teachers and parents when raising kids. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Vayeitzei, JEP, Jewish Education Project
06:16
November 13, 2018
YHTPoV #9 - Twins and the Challenges (or not) of Raising Them
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts YHT parent Estee Shor to talk about raising twins, a theme that is profoundly addressed in this week's pasha, Toldot. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Toldot, Twins
07:57
November 6, 2018
#8 - Social Emotional Growth In The Classroom
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts Mrs. Simon and outside Social Emotional Learning Coach Cindy Kruse to discuss classroom best practices and what goes into developing a healthy learning environment. The resources mentioned in this podcast can be found at the following links: - http://www.indypl.org/readytoread/?p=1086 - https://www.dclibrary.org/helpingkidscope Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Chayei Sarah, Social Emotional
08:20
October 31, 2018
#7 - Discussing Shared Values With Yeshiva High School Administrators
In this week's episode, several yeshiva high school administrators -- Rabbi Joshua Kahn from YUHSB (MTA), Mrs. CB Neugroschl from YUHSG (Central), Dr. Rivka Schwartz from SAR High School, and Rabbi Eli Slomnicki from Ramaz Upper School -- graciously took time during YHT's High School Information Night, to discuss shared values, a bit about the parsha, Jewish education, and more with Ms. Kletenik. Their discussion ties in with this week's #YHTyouandme Table Talk and Parshat Vayeira, both of which deal with passing on traditions. Thank you to these administrators, and the many other administrators who took time to come present to YHT parents this past Monday night. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Vayeira, Yeshiva High School
17:34
October 23, 2018
#6 - Understanding What Avram Felt In Parshat Lech Lecha
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts Morah Zahava to discuss what it felt like for Morah Zahava to move to the United States not knowing people or the language, and how that informs the way she teaches Parshat Lech Lecha to second graders. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Parsha, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Parsha, Lech Lecha
43:04
October 17, 2018
#5 - Noach and Empathy in Early Childhood Education
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts Morah Vivian to discuss how to build empathy into early childhood education and how it relates to Parshat Noach. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Empathy, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast, Early Childhood Education, Parsha, Noach
07:56
October 11, 2018
#4 - Bereishit, Creating, and Makerspace at Yeshiva Har Torah
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts YHT's new Makerspace teacher, Ms. Nicole Cohen to discuss the Makerspace program at YHT and how it relates to Parshat Bereishit. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: www.twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Makerspace, Empathy, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast
09:03
October 3, 2018
#3 - MRI Machines, Design Thinking, and Sukkot
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik talks to Mrs. Yonina Lermer, a YHT grade general studies teacher and literacy coach, about how YHT's Design Thinking curriculum ties into empathy and Sukkot. This podcast is now on Apple Podcasts so go and subscribe! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hartorah Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/yhartorah Twitter: https://twitter.com/hartorah Keywords: Jewish Education, Education, Design Thinking, Empathy, Elementary School, Jewish Podcast, Jewish Education Podcast
08:26
September 17, 2018
#2 - Sorry
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik and Rabbi Dworetsky -- a YHT rebbi and social worker -- discuss whether having a child say "sorry" is a wasted teachable moment, and how that relates to the aseret yemei teshuvah.
08:48
September 13, 2018
#1 - Chicken Soup
Ms. Kletenik and Rabbi Menchel discuss a childhood memory of Ms. Kletenik's and how it relates to educating children. Follow Yeshiva Har Torah on social media: - www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorah - www.instagram.com/hartorah - www.youtube.com/yhartorah - www.twitter.com/hartorah
29:57
September 12, 2018
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