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2021

July 2021 Newsletter

Support needed for SAE’s Summer Camp for children from the foreign community  . . . Graduations at Sindiana – the Arab Youth Village for Leadership and K.A.N. Community School . . . Preview of third SAE “Education in Israel Today” session . . . noteworthy visitors and more.

 

June 2021 Newsletter

SAE’s “Education in Israel Today” features SAE’s Israel-based teachers and academic leaders discussing key issues in education and SAE’s innovative programs live with friends and supporters throughout the world . . . Mezuzah ceremony at Shacharit HTH High School  . . . SAE’s eight Mandel Leadership School graduates brief Mandel’s CEO in Israel  . . . Special recognition for a K.A.N Community High School grad and an ORT-Netanya senior  . . . and more.

May 2021 Newsletter

“Praying for Peace” by AFK Executive Director Jerry Isaak-Shapiro . . . A Paean to Jerusalem by a Boyar grad  . . . Students explain how SAE, and they, coped with the Covid lockdowns . . . Announcing the new SAE Sustainability and Social Responsibility High School at the Steinberg Educational Campus  . . . View the full AFK 2021 Virtual Gala  . . . and more.

March 2021 Newsletter

Preview of AFK 2021 Virtual Spring Gala featuring Boyar High School graduate and renowned Israeli singer-songwriter Noa (Achinoam NinI) and Gil Dor . . . Purim celebrations at SAE schools and residences  . . . Sindiana’s successful Zoom open House  . . . and more.

New Year’s 2021 Newsletter 

Happy New Year Edition!!  Highlights of 2020 . . .  SAE providing computers and Internet access for hundreds of students . . .  First graduates from Sindiana . . . Niot Program learning centers more important than ever during Covid . . . Na’ale students, with caution, come to Israel for high school  . . . Steinberg students help spread the word about breast cancer . . . Talya students submit sustainablity plans to U.N.  . . .  and more.

2020

December 2020 Newsletter

SAE schools reopen, with care . . . SAE has provided hundreds of computers to students so they can fully participate in distance learning . . . Reut School dedicates a day of giving in memory of founder Dr. Aryeh Geiger . . . SAE schools celebrate Sigd holiday with study of Ethiopian culture and traditions . . . Two SAE teachers honored as “Educator of the Week . . . Boyar High School’s Gilon sisters are all about volunteering . . . and more.

November 2020 Newsletter

Following Covid-19 guidelines, Na’ale program welcomes students to Israeli high schools from around the world . . . Even during Covid-19 lockdowns and distance learning, Inbar students take a virtual world tour . . .  SAE schools mark  the 25th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination wit study and reflection . . .  Students at Sindiana and Steinberg imaginatively spread the word during Breast Cancer Awareness Month . . . Boyar graduate Amira Oron is Israel’s firstwomen ambassador to Egypt . . . and more.

 

September 2020 Newsletter

Mayor of Jerusalem on hand for inauguration of new Reut High School . . . New Year’s Greetings from AFK Executive Director Jerry Isaak-Shapiro . . . How SAE is meeting the challenges of COVID-19 . . . Inbar High School creates innovative “Hive” Learning Model . . . Sindiana’s Great Works school-community learning program will continue even with hybrid learning in place . . . Hydrponic greenhouse opens at Boyar High School, part of new Agrotech course . . . and more.

July 2020 Newsletter

First graduates from Sindiana Arab Youth Village for Leadership in COVID-19 adjusted ceremonies . . . Jerry Isaak-Shapiro joins AFK as Executive Director . . . Reut staff and students reimagine the 12th grade experience . . . Prep camps for incoming students at Steinberg and Ein Carmit residences . . . Students involved in planning for Fall school opening at Inbar Leadership School for Girls and new Shacharit High School  . . . and more.

 

June 2020 Newsletter

Ulpanat Talya Students Develop Plans to Acheive UN’s Sustainable Development Goals . . . Zoom graduations mark the new normal during COVID-19 . . . Graduating senior looks back fondly on her years at Steinberg Residence . . . Boyar alum stars in new spy thriller TV series heading for the U.S.  . . . Shacharit – A New Type of Religious High School Based on the HTH Model – to OpenThis Fall . . . and more

March 2020 Newsletter

Purim celebrations at SAE Schools . . .  Inbar Leadership School for Girls, in it’s first year, reaches finals of Israel Datmation competition. . . .Top expert speakers from many fields enrich SAE Executive Development Day . . .  and more

 

February 2020 Newsletter

Talya students hike to snowy summit of Mt. Hebron . . . Jerusalem Mayor visits SAE  . . . Jonathan Halevy, former CEO of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, is keynote speaker at SAE Management Development Day . . . Greenhouses at Sindiana – The Arab Youth Village for Leadership . . .  and more

 

New Year’s 2020

Happy New Year Edition!  Highlights of 2019 — Education 3.0 Symposium in New York City explores challenges and innovations in Israel education . . . Inbar Leadership School for Girls Opens . . . Sindiana Arab Youth Village for Leadership now 7th through 12th grade . . . All students in Hachmey Lev Yeshiva pass Israeli Bagrut Exam  . . . SAE launches Israel Institute for Gender Equity in Education . . . and more.

2019

November 2019 Newsletter 

SAE schools use Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day for learning and enlightenment . . . Full report of Education 3.0 Symposium planned and run by SAE and hosted by AFK . . . Preview of Boyar High School Boys’ and Girls’ visit to U.S. and dinner with Boyar alumni  . . . and more.

 

 

Fall 2019 Newsletter

SAE honors and pays tribute to Mort Mandel z”l . . .  New Steinberg Residence learning center popular with students  . . . Re’ut High School’s Math Magic Day . . . .Community service projects at KAN Community School and Mae Boyar High School and Residence  . . . and more.

 

 

Summer 2019 Newsletter

382 SAE students graduate  . . . all Hachmey Lev Yeshiva graduates earn their Israeli Matriculation Certficate . . . Re’ut High Schools very popular Community Kitchen  . . . 20 men and women complete the Jafra Leadership Program for Israeli Arab high school graduates  . . . and much more

 

April 2019 Newsletter

Students at Mae Boyar High School hosted Knesset candidates from nine different political parties just days before the national election  . . . Dror High School was recognized by Israeli President Rubin Rivlin for furthering the president’s Israeli Hope agenda in education  . . .  and much more

 

February 2019 Newsletter

Boyar High School Debate Team competes in international compeition in Japan . . . Shoshanim Science and Arts High School for Haredi Girls off to fast start, welcomes international visitors . . .  Re’ut High School graduate win Gold Medal at International Judo Grand Prix held in Tel Aviv  . . . and much more

 

January 2019 Newsletter

Top 10 Highlights of 2018 — Shoshanim Science and Arts High School for Haredi Girls opens  . . . Sindiana ArabYouth Village for Leadership doubles in size in year two to 400 students  . . . Hundreds of Steinberg Residential Educational Campus alumni return for 50th Anniversary celebrration . . . and seven more highlights 

2018

September 2018 Newsletter

Na’ale students, from outside Israel, study at SAE’s Dror High School and live at SAE’s Ein Carmit Residence . . . Ambassador Ido Aharoni to be Honored at AFK Gala at Jewish Museum  . . . Hachmey Lev Yeshiva students participated in summer trip to Poland . . . . . . and much more

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Tribute to Maayan Barhum, Boyar High School student who tragically perished in a flash flood in the desert on an IDF program training hike  . . . Graduation reports from Hachmey Lev Yeshiva High School, co-ed pluralistic regious Dror High School and pluralistic Re’ut High School . . . and much more

 

May 2018 Newsletter

Girls Coexistence Leadership Program creates mandala in Safra Square . . . Jafra Leadership Program students in Jerusalem and Negev . . . SAE Learning Centers receive a UN grant . . . voters needed to support SAE effort to win a $70,000 grant for Hachmey Lev Yeshiva High School . . .  and much more.

February 2018 Newsletter

Bernstein and Lippman families visit Steinberg Interdisciplinary Residential Educational Campus for Excellence (at left) . . . Gary Bretton-Granatoor named Executive Director of AFK . . . New video provides excellent overview of SAE schools and residences . . . Top ten Highlights of 2017 . . . and much more

January 2018 Newsletter

TOP 10 Highlights of 2017 — First graduates of Hachmey Lev Yeshiva High School and Residence . . . Sindiana Arab Youth Village for Leadership opens . . .   and much more

2017

November 2017 Newsletter

Music and fellowship at Inaugural AFK New York Reception, highlighted by performance by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary . . . Successful Founders’ Reception in Los Angeles with families of Boyar and Steinberg founders . . . and more

September 2017 Newsletter

Languages, from sign to subconscious, was the theme at SAE’s Annual School Year Opening Conference, attended by more than 300 educators . . . Sindiana Arabb Youth Village for Leadership opens . . . Ein Carmit residence receives regional excellence prize . . . and more

July 2017 Newsletter

400 attend Open House to learn about new Sindiana Arab Leadership Village for Leadership . . . Hachmey Lev Yeshiva graduates its first class . . . More than 80% of SAE graduates in high schools and residences pass the Israeli Matriculation Exam (vs. about 50% nationwide) . . . and much more

June 2017 Newsletter

Re’ut High School Community Kitchen  . . . Steingberg Residence celebrates 50th Anniversary . . . Dr. Charlotte Frank Science Center at Boyar High School . . . and many more