Rabbi Dr. Weinberg,
I went out to eat with my family at a restaurant in the city last night, and soon after a group of about 25 high school students also arrived. We were so disappointed because we anticipated a particularly noisy meal as a result. Moments after they sat down, I heard a boy from one side of the table say, “Shh,” and shortly after another boy from the other side of the table reminded those around him that they were in a restaurant. They maintained proper decorum during the entire meal, which lasted quite a while.
I was so impressed by their conduct, I asked them where they went to school. Hence, I am writing to you to make you aware of the Kiddush Hashem of your students. May you all have a healthy and happy new year, and continued success in the education of your students.
.Adrienne Rubinstein, Ph.D
College So Far...
Hi Ms. Rabson!
I have gone through a little more than a week at FIT and it was rocky at first but I'm starting to get into it. I wanted to tell you, thank you really, that your classes have prepared me extremely well for the ones I have here. All those sketches and thumbnails that I complained about, well my teachers ask for at least 15 for each design we do. It's tough but I like the work. My teachers are nice and funny and very realistic; they have so much knowledge and it's so interesting to learn from them.
So thank you for always pushing me to be a better artist and creative thinker and especially for helping me get here. I could never have done it without your guidance.
Maybe I'll come visit one day or send you some of the stuff I make when it's complete, if you would like.
I hope your students this year don't give you a hard time and they better appreciate you!
Shani Hashemi, Student, Class of 2017
From: "Emma Greszes"
Date: Sep 1, 2017 3:53 PM
Subject: Letter of appreciation
Dear Dr. Vitow,
I just spent my first week at Brandeis and i wanted to let you know how happy I am. I am beyond prepared for what lies ahead, and I attribute that to you and all of the faculty at NSHAHS.
Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tova,
Emma Greszes, Class of 2017
Dear Dr. Vitow, Mr. Sachs, Mr. Weinberg, and Dr. Runco,
I cannot thank you enough for the opportunity NSHAHS gave me to explore my passion for research, science, and computer science.
These past 10 weeks, I have been working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an intern on the Scientific Communications Team in the Office of the Associate Director for Science, within the Office of the Director of CDC.
For the last month, I have been developing a machine learning model to assist the CDC Library with categorizing and indexing articles published by CDC-affiliated authors as well as predicting media impact and relevance of articles to CDC strategic priorities with the ultimate goal of drastically simplifying or completely automating the selection of "top ten weekly publications" to feature on the CDC Library's "Science Clips" website.
Yesterday, I delivered an hour long presentation of my research to the director of the CDC Library, the directors of the Information and Technology Research and Development Department, senior library scientists, senior data and informatics scientists, senior medical officers, senior health scientists, senior epidemiologists, and others.
Long story short, I will be turning my model into a web service application and CDC will be using it each week to select featured articles on their library website.
None of this would have been possible if not for your guidance, encouragement, and mentorship at North Shore. I wanted to reach out and thank you because of that.
I hope that your summer is going well and wish you the best of luck in the future!
Have a great day and thank you again,
Shira Eisenberg, Class of 2016