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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

Sincerely,

.Adrienne Rubinstein, Ph.D

Professor

Brooklyn College

 
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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!

 

Sincerely,

 

Shani Hashemi, Student, Class of 2017

 

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From: "Emma Greszes" 
Date: Sep 1, 2017 3:53 PM
Subject: Letter of appreciation
To: <dvitow@nshahs.org>

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 GreszesClass of 2017

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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

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Dear Mr. Miles and Dr. Vitow,

I hope this email finds you well. I'm writing to thank you for the gift of a NSHAHS education and especially for what I learned from participating in Model Congress.

This summer, I am interning on the Scientific Communications and Public Health Surveillance team in the Office of the Director of the CDC.

My latest assignment has been especially daunting-- I've been tasked with editing and updating the 200-page National Guidelines on Newborn Hearing Loss Screening for State and Local Health Departments, based on new research and legislation passed this year.

Without the exposure to legislative jargon and format that I gained through Model Congress, I would be completely lost in this task. Because of this, I wanted to email you both and thank you for affording me the opportunity to get familiar with these areas during High School.

Thanks again and have a great summer!

Sincerely,
Shira Eisenberg


- Alumnus | Class of 2016

 

Michael Livi, Class of 2017, spoke extemporaneously at Shiriyah 2017 (North Shore's Color Wars/Sing Competition). He addressed the faculty, each grade and his own grade with poise and passion, and he summed up what our community is all about with a few simple words at the end. 

- Graduate | Class of 2017

 

Dear Dr. Vitow,

When I walked into your school last night for Parent Teacher Conference I was admiring the beauty of the building, but after my meetings with Steve's teachers, I realized that the beauty is really on the "inside".  I was so impressed and touched by your faculty both as educators and as genuine and compassionate human beings.  Steve is truly fortunate to be in such a loving and caring environment.

Sincerely,
Michal Cheney


- Parent | Class of 2019

 

I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to you and the entire North Shore organization. As I know you are aware, my daughter took her first SAT not too long ago and she exceeded all of our expectations (including her own) with her performance. Not that I doubt my daughters ability, I am just amazed at the way you and your team of professionals have been able to bring out the best in her, nurture her, and to teach her to her potential. She is a happy, well adjusted young lady and thanks to her new academic confidence, has opened her eyes to all sorts of paths for her future. It was not that long ago that I sat in your office and with a great deal of confidence you conveyed to my wife and I that you would be able to work with our daughter and make her a confident student. I can honestly say that you delivered on your word! She has learned how to write, has new confidence in her mathematic ability and takes pride in all of her achievements. I am so proud of her and all that she has accomplished under your guidance. Please accept this hakarat hatov and know that you have participated in dramatically improving one very beautiful young ladies life. Thank you again.

- Parent | Class of 2017

 

Dear Dr. Vitow,

My son is the Captain of the Ramaz Baseball Team. Earlier this evening Ramaz played against North Shore. I am writing to tell you how immensely proud you should be of your players and particularly your Coach.

I have watched "Yeshiva League" baseball for the last four years and frankly more often than not have been ashamed to say my son was a participant in the games. Teams, stoked on by hyper competitive coaches, lose sight of the fact their opponents are part of קלל ישראל. The "do or die" atmosphere created by most of these coaches would make one think the stakes were a NCAA Championship. Sadly, on so many occasions, I have seen coaches berate their own players, a travesty only exceeded by the same coaches mocking an opposing player. It is no wonder that when coaches behave badly, they encourage their charges to follow suit.

Not so the North Shore coach. He offered encouragement uniformly; imparted excellent technical pointers to his players; making every at bat, a learning experience. He congratulated Ramaz players when they made an excellent play, as if they were his own. He was gracious throughout the game. He set a proper tone. His players were all courteous and exhibited upstanding sportsmanship. There was no pouting, no thrown bats and no bickering. Regardless of the game's outcome, everyone in a North Shore uniform comported themselves in a manner that is a credit to the name on their jersey.

At the end of the game, I went over and commended the coach on his professionalism and the fine character of his players. Similarly you should be applauded for making such a wise choice. I wish you, the coach, and the team only the best of luck for many seasons to come, and maybe this year they will not be the League Champions, but, in my book, they are champions of the league. By no means a knock on my son's coach, but my son would have been fortunate to play for a coach of the North Shore coach's ilk. He clearly is an outstanding mentor and role model.

Be well and may you only know of joy, tranquility and blessing.

Sincerely,
Mitchell E. Mailman


- Community Member

 

NSHAHS provided our son with the most incredible educational and social experience. Throughout the years we have witnessed both teachers' and students' extraordinary dedication, devotion and respect towards one another. The most unique and impressive element that NSHAHS possesses is the feeling of "ACHDUT": unity and bond, that was meshed into all the students to become a true family of friends. Dr. Vitow's inspiration, care and attention to each student and their progress on a daily basis influences each student and results in respectful, mature young adults. Thank you Dr. Vitow, Rabbi Weinberg and the NSHAHS faculty for all your support, care, concern and encouragement that you have bestowed upon our son and all your students all these years.

- Parent of a Graduate | 2015

 

Thank you Dr. Vitow. I had a great freshman year and I don't think I could have spent it in a better place. Thank you so much!

- Student | Class of 2019