Weekly Updates

Dear JHSC Families,

One of the crown jewels of JHSC has been the success of Echo, the students' art and literary magazine.  The National Council of Teachers of English gave Echo a ranking of "Excellent" in the NCTE competition for student literary magazines last year.

Now in its third year, Echo is starting to collect submissions for this year's magazine: creative writing, analytical essays, poetry, personal essays, sketches, paintings, photographs, and so on. All pieces should be submitted at Mr. Kordik's desk. Next to the pile of submissions there will be a stack of cover letters. Before submitting their work, all authors should fill out this form indicating how much freedom they wish to give the editors working on their piece.


Echo is excited that Ms. Langer will still be working on the magazine with us.  Ms. Langer writes, "I am so thrilled to be working with you on Echo's third issue! This promises to be an exciting year for the magazine with a new theme and a bigger staff. I can't wait to read all of your submissions!"

Thank you to the Echo Board for all of their hard work and dedication: Talia, Batsheva, Eli, Eva, Miriam, Natalie, Zoe, and Ben.  Kol Hakavod!


Shabbat Shalom,


Dr. Yonatan Yussman

Head of School




3rd Annual Gala
We are excited to announce that JHSC's 3rd Annual Gala will be held on Sunday evening, May 18, 2014, at Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton.  We are privileged to be honoring Trustee Jo-Ann Price, and the legacy of her parents, Leo and Libby Nevas.  The special guest speaker will be Anita Diamant, author of "The Red Tent."  If you would like to volunteer to help plan the Gala, please contact Josh Lipshitz, Director of Development, at jlipshitz@jhsct.org.

Appointments with Dr. Sack 

Dr. Sack, Director of College Guidance, would like to schedule visits with juniors on

Wednesday, February 5, between the hours of 10am and 2:30pm.  Please contact her directly at asack@jhsct.org to make your appointment.  Both students and parents are encouraged to attend these meetings. 


Moishe House Visits Town Hall 

During Town Hall, Dr. Riemer invited representatives from Moishe House to speak to the students.  Moishe House is a pluralistic international organization that provides meaningful Jewish experiences to young adults in their 20s. This organization trains and supports young Jewish leaders in creating vibrant home-based communities for themselves and their peers. You can read more about Moishe House here


Re-enrollment Contracts Due 

Re-enrollment contracts were mailed this last week, and you should be receiving them shortly. Please note the due date to return contracts with the tuition deposit is March 3, 2014.  Instructions for applying for tuition assistance were included in the mailing. 

New Haven Reads Book Drive

11th grader Eva G. would like to remind everyone to donate new and gently used books (no encyclopedias or magazines, please) for JHSC's New Haven Reads Book Drive.  Your donations will allow New Haven Reads to operate its free community book bank (for more details, visit http://newhavenreads.org/?page_id=117).  Please place your donations in one of the boxes in an advisory room by Friday, January 31st.

If you are 16 years or older and interested in volunteering for New Haven Reads' tutoring program, please visit http://newhavenreads.org/?page_id=109 for more details.

Taste of Honey

Taste of Honey is the central Jewish learning event of the year in New Haven, and several hundred people are expected to attend the event which will be at the New Haven JCC the evening of January 25, 2014.  We hope to see you there! 


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