NSHA Blogs

Storytelling and Embodying the Values of Dr. MLK Jr.

How can we use the power from within to be a positive force in the world?

Who Was? History Bee Buzzes through NSHA

One student reported reading 65 books to prepare for the competition!

How to Help our Children manage Anxiety

Fear and anxiety are a normal and expected part of being a kid.  Here are tips for managing these emotions with your child.

Personal Finance Club Takes on the Stock Market

Get ready for the future Warren Buffets of America!

The Power of Being Seen

How can a simple hello or high five affect a student’s (or an administrator’s) day?

Spotlight on Pre-K Judaic Studies

Learn how the PreK Judaic studies team uses experiential learning to help their students grow!

A Shabbat and Shavuot Message from Rabbi Dr. Kobrin

It’s very easy to take parents for granted. At a recent Shabbat meal, the kids left the table and the conversation turned to our families.

The Shabbat Dad: A Shabbat Message from Rabbi Dr. Kobrin

These are very heavy weeks. As we move from Yom HaSho’a Ve-haGevurah last week into Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut this week, we realize how much we have to remember.

It Needs Salt: A Shabbat Message from Rabbi Dr. Kobrin

I recently enjoyed journalist John McQuaid’s book Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat.

Going Out of Camp: A Shabbat Message from Rabbi Dr. Kobrin

As a nine-year-old day camper, I was literally terror-stricken by another child. No, I was not bullied; there was another camper with a facial deformity who gave me the willies every time I saw her.

Finding Our Lens: A Shabbat Message from Rabbi Dr. Kobrin

One of the scariest scenes in recent horror movies occurred in last year’s It, in a scene lifted directly from Stephen King’s classic 1986 novel (sorry, no links: not safe for kids — or even for some adults).

The Impostor Syndrome: A Shabbat Message From Rabbi Dr. Kobrin

My first year as a teacher I kept waiting for everyone – my students, their parents, my principal – to realize that I had fooled them all; I actually had no idea what I was doing. I know people who had similar feelings when they first became parents: we’re just faking this, and one day we’ll get caught and they’ll take this baby away from us.

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