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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Honoring Morah Vivian Rosenberg! (Episode 16, Season 2)

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Megillat Esther, Art and the 929 Project with Shira Hecht-Koller and Aaron Koller (Episode 24, Season 2)
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik chats with parents, Aaron Koller and Shira Hecht-Koller, about raising children, cultivating the artist in Jewish education and the importance of continuing our learning through our adult lenses. Aaron Koller is a professor at Yeshiva University and the author of Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought, among other books and articles on Tanakh and Jewish thought. Shira Hecht-Koller is the director of education for the 929 Project and a faculty member at Drisha. Listen in to learn about how they bring Judaism alive for their own children and inspire so many others.  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
26:58
March 9, 2020
How to Discuss the Cornovirus with Your Children (Episode 23, Season 2)
Dr. Feinberg to the rescue, again! In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with Dr. Karyn Feinberg, Director of School Psychology Services, about how to address our children during this current Coronavirus scare. Dr. Feinberg offers clear pointers for keeping children calm as the news unfolds about the Coronavirus as well as what to do if you are stuck in the house!  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
08:27
March 5, 2020
Mishenichnas Adar with Dr. Estee Acobas (Episode 22, Season 2)
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with school psychologist, Dr. Estee Acobas, about reasonably teaching our students to increase their happiness while honoring and respecting their feelings. Dr. Acobas shares important parenting pointers, what made her decide to be a mental health professional and why boredom is sometimes good for children. 
18:46
February 27, 2020
A Chat About Reading with Literacy Coach Barbara Boriotti (Episode 21, Season 2)
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik chats with literacy coach, Barbara Boriotti, from Generation Ready, about reading. Barbara offers pointers for parents, describes the ideal approach to teaching reading and the importance of setting up an ideal learning environment.  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
10:34
February 19, 2020
Rabbi Saltzman from Yeshivah of Flatbush (Episode 20, Season 2)
Ms. Kletenik chats with Rabbi Dr. Saltzman, Director of Teaching and Learning and Assistant Principal of General Studies at Yeshivah of Flatbush, and a former teacher at YHT! Rabbi Dr. Saltzman came to YHT with a group of teachers to observe instruction at our school. Rabbi Dr. Saltzman and Ms. Kletenik discuss teacher teams, challenges in Jewish education and why teamwork is important. 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
10:18
February 13, 2020
Allison Josephs of Jew In The City (Episode 19, Season 2)
Allison Josephs, the founder of Jew In The City, came to school talk to students this week about her own journey and how to find meaning as a Modern Orthodox Jew.  We also grabbed her for the podcast for a fascinating discussion touching on a wide range of subject.s 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
23:08
February 4, 2020
Rigor and Grit with Denise Lowe (Episode 18, Season 2)
What is rigor and why is it important for students to experience rigorous learning? Find out with our consultant from the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), Denise Lowe. Denise's work at YHT is made possible through a generous grant from the Jewish Education Project.  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
08:46
January 28, 2020
Mazal tov dinner honorees, with their children! (Episode 17, Season 2)
This week, Ms. Kletenik speaks to the children of our dinner honorees to hear what they learn from their parents and how they make their parents proud. Mazal tov To Drs. Leah and Jon Fish, Davida and Marc Yehaskel, Nurit and Edo Livi, Liora and Danny Livi and Gila and Simon Livi.  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
05:34
January 8, 2020
Honoring Morah Vivian Rosenberg! (Episode 16, Season 2)
Ms. Kletenik chats with Morah Chani Chanales, who has worked with Morah Vivian for over 20 years, about how she inspires her and leads the pre-school with enthusiasm! Mazal tov to Morah Vivian on being honored at this year's annual dinner! 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
09:21
December 31, 2019
Activities! A quick talk with Mr. Rafi Allman (Episode 15, Season 2)
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik grabs Mr. Allman, amid the Chanukah activities, to discuss the importance of out of the classroom experiences, gardening and Mr. Rogers!  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
11:38
December 26, 2019
Graduate and Rebbe, Josh Friedman (Episode 14, Season 2)
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with graduate (and former Hat Trix captain) and 7th grade Rebbe, Josh Friedman, about his experiences at YHT, why he is teaching, and how his perspective has shifted since he joined our faculty. Special shout-outs to Ms. Kopman, Rabbi Fried, and the Hat Trix!  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
19:10
December 19, 2019
Dr. Barris on mussar and the home-school partnership (Episode 13, Season 2)
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks to YHT grandfather, noted psychiatrist and teacher of mussar, Dr. Robert Barris, about the challenges of raising children with the mindset of working on their middot and the difference between Torah and Greek Torah.  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
09:36
December 11, 2019
Digital Health and Well-Being with Janell Burley Hofmann (Episode 12, Season 2)
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik talks to visiting author, speaker, and consultant, Janell Burley Hofmann about navigating technology with our children. Tune in to hear about how Janell ended up on the news, how to talk to our kids about their social media lives, and coping with the parental fear that comes along with parenting today.  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
20:46
December 5, 2019
Mrs. Maslow as parent, teacher, and mentor! (Episode 11, Season 2)
This week, Mrs. Maslow joins Ms. Kletenik to discuss teaching teachers, critical history and cultivating teamwork and other important skills in our students.  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
17:16
November 27, 2019
Accountability Coach: Diana Bloom (Episode 10, Season 2)
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with accountability coach, Diana Bloom, about the importance of curiosity, the challenge in grading Judaic studies and of course, holding ourselves accountable.  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
10:03
November 20, 2019
Principals on a Podcast Having Coffee (Episode 9, Season 2)
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik pulls Josh Gold, Principal of HAFTR Middle School, over for a chat during the JEP annual day of learning. The two discuss educating students during the information age, some important current studies in education and how to teach "soft skills" in today's schools. 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 
17:35
November 13, 2019
Our President! (Episode 8, Season 2)
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik talks with our school president about why his family chose YHT, choosing a yeshiva high school, and whether he thinks collaboration is important (Spoiler: he does).  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
14:50
November 4, 2019
Chatting with Rabbi Josh Goller (Episode 7, Season 2)
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik chats with Rabbi Josh Goller, Associate Rabbi of the Young Israel of West Hempstead, about choosing the right high school for our children, challenges with teaching students about teamwork, and helping them feel confident in who they are.  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
12:47
October 29, 2019
Ms. Kletenik's Mom! (Episode 6, Season 2)
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik discusses various topics with her mother, Rivy Poupko-Kletenik, Head of School of the Seattle Hebrew Academy. Tune in to hear about Jewish education, raising children to be independent, and the importance of putting down our phones when we are with our children. 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
11:50
October 23, 2019
How to Engage our Children in Sukkot ... and other thoughts with Rabbi Dov Fried (Episode 5, Season 2)
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with Rabbi Dov Fried about engaging our children in the Chagim, the importance of respect for our Torah leaders, and how to be a good hockey team player. (Warning: you may want to get out a pencil and paper, there are many divrei Torah in this one!) 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
11:06
October 10, 2019
Welcome Rabbi Ehrenfeld! (Episode 4, Season 2)
In this week's podcast, Ms. Kletenik speaks with Rabbi Ehrenfeld about his transition to YHT, lessons from the past and how to make Yom Kippur meaningful for our children.  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
13:17
October 3, 2019
How to Keep Our Children Safe Online with Dr. Feinberg (Episode 3, Season 2)
Dr. Feinberg joins Ms. Kletenik to talk about how to keep our children safe online and in-person, with special focus on how to keep lines of communication open and empower our children to trust their instincts.  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
16:19
September 25, 2019
Be a Hero! with Jon Pritikin (Episode 2, Season 2)
In this episode, Jon Pritikin discusses his life story, how his mom never gave up on him, and the power that parents have to raise their children to believe in themselves. Jon addressed our middle school this week and talked about the importance of being a hero, which means looking out for others.   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
11:39
September 16, 2019
Welcome back! (Episode 1, Season 2)
In our first episode of the school year Rabbi Menchel shares his brachot for our students, what he learned over the summer and why it is important to remember 9/11.  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
12:47
September 12, 2019
YHTPoV #37 - Last Podcast for the School Year!
In our last podcast of the school year, Ms. Kletenik interviews Rabbi Menchel as he reflects on the year and our 8th grade graduation. The tables turn, and Rabbi Menchel asks Ms. Kletenik a few questions!  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 
14:53
June 13, 2019
YHTPoV #36 - Keter Shem Tov Awardees
This week, Ms. Kletenik speaks to this year's Keter Shem Tov awardees, Lea Bassali and Gabriel Joel Ghalander, about graduating and the important lessons that they learned in YHT! Just remember: you can take a student out of Yeshiva Har Torah, but you can't take Yeshiva Har Torah out of a student!  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  
08:07
June 4, 2019
YHTPoV#35 - Mr. Melendez on rigor and the whole child!
This week, Ms. Kletenik interviews Mr. Melendez about his first year at YHT and his presentation at the Jewish Education Project day of learning. Mr. Melendez was one of the teachers who worked with consultants from the International Center for Leadership in Education, through a grant from the Jewish Education Project, and will be representing their work in his presentation.    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  
11:39
May 29, 2019
YHTPoV #34 - Author of "My Soul is Filled with Joy," Karen Treiger
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with award winning book author, Karen Treiger, who visited YHT to speak to our 8th grade students. Karen shares her journey from leaving her law practice to researching her in-laws' story of survival through the Holocaust and authoring a book based on her research.  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 
12:55
May 21, 2019
YHTPoV #33 - Kim Marshall
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik interviews renowned educator, author and consultant, Kim Marshall.  Kim shares how he ended up in education, including some challenges along the way, as well as advice for parents and teachers.    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 
11:27
May 15, 2019
YHTPoV #32 - Ivrit, sherut leumi and more with Morah Michal Nissanian
In honor of Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut, Ms. Kletenik interviews Morah Michal Nissanian about life in Israel, missing home, and teaching Ivrit to our students. Morah Michal shares how proud she is of her daughter who is in the Israeli army and how much she learned from her own sherut leumi service in Israel.   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 
07:36
May 6, 2019
YHTPoV #31- Learn about Names Not Numbers with Morah Mittelman
In honor of Yom Hashoa, Ms. Kletenik interviews Morah Rochel Leah Mittelman, our Names Not Numbers coordinator. Morah Mittelman shares how the program works, its impact and her own personal experience with stories from Holocaust survivors in Names Not Numbers and her own family.  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  
10:50
April 29, 2019
YHTPoV #30 - Preparing for the Seder with Rabbi Menchel
We have a custom on Shabbat HaGadol to review the Haggadah, this is a perfect time to plan for the Seder. Ms. Kletenik interviews Rabbi Menchel to get ideas about how to engage everyone at the Seder, respond to the Rasha and stay connected with our children. Don't worry, we also get some Menchel Seder memories!   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  
14:53
April 11, 2019
YHTPoV #29 - Mrs. Judy Leibovitz, Vice President of CIJE
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with the vice president of CIJE (Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education) and former YCQ principal for over 20 years. They discuss CIJE, the iWitness-CIJE Jewish Day School Initiative, and memories of Judy's parents, who were Holocaust survivors.    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
13:23
April 3, 2019
YHTPoV #28 - Chef Bracha!
In honor of Parshat Shmini, containing many of our laws of Kashrut, Ms. Kletenik interviews Chef Bracha about the salad bar, students' eating preferences and her favorite food growing up.  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, kosher food   
08:05
March 27, 2019
YHTPoV #27 - Preparing for Purim with Morah Chani
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with our long time (18 years, but who's counting...), beloved Kindergarten teacher, Morah Chani Chanales. Morah Chani discusses what true happiness is and how to teach our children to have empathy for others!  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, School Dinner 
09:25
March 19, 2019
YHTPoV #26 - Mr. Fox: How was the dinner? (...and other important questions...)
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik interviews Mr. Fox who reflects on our annual dinner, raising children and knowing Rabbi Silverman since he was his dorm counselor!  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, School Dinner 
11:18
March 13, 2019
YHTPoV #25 - What the children of our dinner honorees have to say about their parents...
In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks to the children of the honorees at this year's annual dinner. Tehilla Rabanipour, Abby Chait, and Aviva and Sara Schilowitz discuss lessons they have learned from their parents, why their parents are committed to Jewish education and deserving of being honored! Mazal tov to our honorees!    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, School Dinner 
1:58:18
March 7, 2019
YHTPoV #24 - Honoring Rabbi Silverman
In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik interviews Rabbi Rosenfeld, a protege of Rabbi Silverman. Rabbi Rosenfeld shares his experience of being mentored and inspired by Rabbi Silverman from classroom techniques to fidget spinners and most importantly, valuing each student.  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, School Dinner 
23:10
February 27, 2019
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
15:06
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