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NSHA HS is located in Great Neck, NY, a community of approximately 10,000, situated 30 miles east of New York City on the suburban North Shore of Long Island in Nassau County. The student population is drawn from both the North and South Shores of Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester and Connecticut.
 
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Mandarin Trip 2019 (China Institute and Chosen Village Restaurant)
 
From Ms. Joy Yen - Mandarin Instructor:
 
First stop - we visited the China Institute founded in 1926, which advances a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, art, and business. Today's programs through gallery exhibitions and a workshop bring to life the depth, complexity and dynamism of China. The students also participated in a workshop using traditional Chinese methods to create their own versions of the art in the exhibition - "Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens".
Exhibition Overview:

In Chinese legend, mountains are the pillars that hold up the sky. Mountains were seen as places that nurture life. Their veneration took the form of rituals, retreat from social society, and aesthetic appreciation with a defining role in Chinese art and culture.Art of the Mountain will consist of three sections: Revered Mountains of China will introduce the geography, history, legends, and culture that are associated with Chinese mountains and will include photographs by Hou Heliang, Kang Songbai and Kang Liang, Li Daguang, Lin Maozhao, Li Xueliang, Lu Hao, Zhang Anlu, Xiao Chao, Yan Shi, Wang Jing, Zhang Jiaxuan, Zhang Huajie, and Zheng Congli. Landscape Aesthetics in Photography will present Wang Wusheng’s photography of Mount Huangshan, also known as Yellow Mountain, to reflect the renowned Chinese landscape painting aesthetic and its influence. New Landscape Photography includes the works of Hong Lei, Lin Ran, Lu Yanpeng, Shao Wenhuan, Taca Sui, Xiao Xuan’an, Yan Changjiang, Yang Yongliang, Yao Lu, Zeng Han, Gao Hui, and Feng Yan, who express their thoughts on the role of mountains in society. The exhibition is curated by Willow Weilan Hai, Director, China Institute Gallery; Jerome Silbergeld, P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History at Princeton University. Students are glancing and appreciate the art pieces in gallery and workshop of chinese painting very much.

Second stop - a delicious lunch at Chosen Village Restaurant where the students have tasted delightful Chinese Kosher cuisine.  In addition, all Mandarin students ordered in Mandarin Chinese language for their selected appetizer, soup, main dishes, drink and dessert that surpassed this teacher's expectations!  They did an amazing job! We all experienced and enjoyed the traditional Chinese fare at its best.   Take a look at the photos below!

 
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Pre-Pesach Mishmar!
 
On Thursday April 11, 2019, over 80 students joined their Rebbeim and Morot in an amazing Pre-Pesach Mishmar. Special Guest speaker Rabbi Azriel Kushner captivated the packed Beit Midrash! After an amazing evening of learning the students were treated to Carlos and Gabby's! A big Yasher Koach to Rabbi Jacob Braun for organizing and running our Mishmar program? Can't wait for our next one with double the amount of students!!!!
Enjoy the photos from the Pre-Pesach Mishmar below.
 
 
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Rosh Chodesh Adar  - 30 Adar I, 5779
 
Adar is the happiest, most joyous month of the Hebrew calendar. The abundance of joy in Adar is primarily due to its occurrence within the same month as Purim. In fact, its motto is "When Adar comes, joy is increased." In this leap year, there are two months (Adar I and Adar II) giving double the joy and happiness.  See the lovely photos of the girls during morning davening. 
 
  
 
 
 
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Summer 2018
 
Ethan Rutta Interns with Senator Charles Schumer!
 
A note from Ethan...
 

Hi Dr. Vitow!

I hope you're having a nice summer! I just wanted to let you know that I am really enjoying my internship

withthe Senator, and I wanted to thank you for all your help in getting this position.

This is a picture from this week's intern lunch.

Thank you very much!

 

 
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Marching in the ISRAEL DAY PARADE in NYC Sunday June 3, 2018!
So much fun! So much pride!
 
Check out the pics!
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JUNIOR "GETAWAY" CLASS TRIP 2018!
 
Our Juniors took a break from the stress of SAT’s and finals to enjoy a night of spirituality and togetherness at Camp Seneca Lake with their Rebbeim.
 
Check out the great video!