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The YHTPoV

61 EpisodesProduced by Yeshiva Har TorahWebsite

Welcome to The YHTPoV ("YHT Point of View"), the official Yeshiva Har Torah podcast. Listen during the school year for insights into school, Jewish Education, and a chance to meet some of the people around YHT.FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeshivahartorahInstagram: www.instagr… read more

61 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Megillat Esther, Art and the 929 Project with Shira Hecht-Koller and Aaron Koller (Episode 24, Season 2)

March 9th, 2020

26:58

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik chats with parents, Aaron Koller and Shira Hecht-Koller, about raising children, cultivating the artist in Jewish …

How to Discuss the Coronavirus with Your Children (Episode 23, Season 2)

March 5th, 2020

8:28

Dr. Feinberg to the rescue, again! In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with Dr. Karyn Feinberg, Director of School Psychology Services, about how to …

Mishenichnas Adar with Dr. Estee Acobas (Episode 22, Season 2)

February 27th, 2020

18:46

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with school psychologist, Dr. Estee Acobas, about reasonably teaching our students to increase their happiness …

A Chat About Reading with Literacy Coach Barbara Boriotti (Episode 21, Season 2)

February 19th, 2020

10:34

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik chats with literacy coach, Barbara Boriotti, from Generation Ready, about reading. Barbara offers pointers for parents, describes the ideal approach to teaching reading and the importance …

Rabbi Saltzman from Yeshivah of Flatbush (Episode 20, Season 2)

February 13th, 2020

10:18

Ms. Kletenik chats with Rabbi Dr. Saltzman, Director of Teaching and Learning and Assistant Principal of General Studies at Yeshivah of Flatbush, and a former teacher at YHT! Rabbi Dr. Saltzman came to YHT with a group …

Allison Josephs of Jew In The City (Episode 19, Season 2)

February 4th, 2020

23:08

Allison Josephs, the founder of Jew In The City, came to school talk to students this week about her own journey and how to find meaning as a Modern …

Rigor and Grit with Denise Lowe (Episode 18, Season 2)

January 28th, 2020

8:46

What is rigor and why is it important for students to experience rigorous learning? Find out with our consultant from the International Center for …

Mazal tov dinner honorees, with their children! (Episode 17, Season 2)

January 8th, 2020

5:35

This week, Ms. Kletenik speaks to the children of our dinner honorees to hear what they learn from their parents and how they make their parents proud. Mazal tov To Drs. Leah and Jon Fish, Davida and Marc Yehaskel, …

Honoring Morah Vivian Rosenberg! (Episode 16, Season 2)

December 31st, 2019

9:21

Ms. Kletenik chats with Morah Chani Chanales, who has worked with Morah Vivian for over 20 years, about how she inspires her and leads the pre-school …

Activities! A quick talk with Mr. Rafi Allman (Episode 15, Season 2)

December 26th, 2019

11:38

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik grabs Mr. Allman, amid the Chanukah activities, to discuss the importance of out of the classroom experiences, gardening and Mr. Rogers! 


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Graduate and Rebbe, Josh Friedman (Episode 14, Season 2)

December 19th, 2019

19:10

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with graduate (and former Hat Trix captain) and 7th grade Rebbe, Josh Friedman, about his experiences at YHT, why he is teaching, and how his perspective has shifted since he joined …

Dr. Barris on mussar and the home-school partnership (Episode 13, Season 2)

December 11th, 2019

9:37

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks to YHT grandfather, noted psychiatrist and teacher of mussar, Dr. Robert Barris, about the challenges of raising children with the mindset of working on their middot and the …

Digital Health and Well-Being with Janell Burley Hofmann (Episode 12, Season 2)

December 5th, 2019

20:46

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik talks to visiting author, speaker, and consultant, Janell Burley Hofmann about navigating technology with our children. …

Mrs. Maslow as parent, teacher, and mentor! (Episode 11, Season 2)

November 27th, 2019

17:17

This week, Mrs. Maslow joins Ms. Kletenik to discuss teaching teachers, critical history and cultivating teamwork and other important skills in our …

Accountability Coach: Diana Bloom (Episode 10, Season 2)

November 20th, 2019

10:03

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with accountability coach, Diana Bloom, about the importance of curiosity, the challenge in grading Judaic …

Principals on a Podcast Having Coffee (Episode 9, Season 2)

November 13th, 2019

17:35

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik pulls Josh Gold, Principal of HAFTR Middle School, over for a chat during the JEP annual day of learning. The two …

Our President! (Episode 8, Season 2)

November 4th, 2019

14:51

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik talks with our school president about why his family chose YHT, choosing a yeshiva high school, and whether he …

Chatting with Rabbi Josh Goller (Episode 7, Season 2)

October 29th, 2019

12:47

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik chats with Rabbi Josh Goller, Associate Rabbi of the Young Israel of West Hempstead, about choosing the right …

Ms. Kletenik's Mom! (Episode 6, Season 2)

October 23rd, 2019

11:50

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik discusses various topics with her mother, Rivy Poupko-Kletenik, Head of School of the Seattle Hebrew Academy. Tune in …

How to Engage our Children in Sukkot ... and other thoughts with Rabbi Dov Fried (Episode 5, Season 2)

October 10th, 2019

11:06

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with Rabbi Dov Fried about engaging our children in the Chagim, the importance of respect for our Torah leaders, and how to be a good hockey team player. (Warning: you may want to …

Welcome Rabbi Ehrenfeld! (Episode 4, Season 2)

October 3rd, 2019

13:18

In this week's podcast, Ms. Kletenik speaks with Rabbi Ehrenfeld about his transition to YHT, lessons from the past and how to make Yom Kippur …

How to Keep Our Children Safe Online with Dr. Feinberg (Episode 3, Season 2)

September 25th, 2019

16:19

Dr. Feinberg joins Ms. Kletenik to talk about how to keep our children safe online and in-person, with special focus on how to keep lines of communication open and empower our children to trust their instincts. 

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Be a Hero! with Jon Pritikin (Episode 2, Season 2)

September 16th, 2019

11:39

In this episode, Jon Pritikin discusses his life story, how his mom never gave up on him, and the power that parents have to raise their children to …

Welcome back! (Episode 1, Season 2)

September 12th, 2019

12:47

In our first episode of the school year Rabbi Menchel shares his brachot for our students, what he learned over the summer and why it is important to …

YHTPoV #37 - Last Podcast for the School Year!

June 13th, 2019

14:53

In our last podcast of the school year, Ms. Kletenik interviews Rabbi Menchel as he reflects on the year and our 8th grade graduation. The tables …

YHTPoV #36 - Keter Shem Tov Awardees

June 4th, 2019

8:08

This week, Ms. Kletenik speaks to this year's Keter Shem Tov awardees, Lea Bassali and Gabriel Joel Ghalander, about graduating and the important lessons that they learned in YHT! Just remember: you can take a student …

YHTPoV#35 - Mr. Melendez on rigor and the whole child!

May 29th, 2019

11:39

This week, Ms. Kletenik interviews Mr. Melendez about his first year at YHT and his presentation at the Jewish Education Project day of learning. Mr. …

YHTPoV #34 - Author of "My Soul is Filled with Joy," Karen Treiger

May 21st, 2019

12:55

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with award winning book author, Karen Treiger, who visited YHT to speak to our 8th grade students. Karen shares her journey from leaving her law practice to researching her in-laws' …

YHTPoV #33 - Kim Marshall

May 15th, 2019

11:27

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik interviews renowned educator, author and consultant, Kim Marshall.  Kim shares how he ended up in education, including …

YHTPoV #32 - Ivrit, sherut leumi and more with Morah Michal Nissanian

May 6th, 2019

7:36

In honor of Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut, Ms. Kletenik interviews Morah Michal Nissanian about life in Israel, missing home, and teaching Ivrit to our students. Morah Michal shares how proud she is of her daughter …

YHTPoV #31- Learn about Names Not Numbers with Morah Mittelman

April 29th, 2019

10:50

In honor of Yom Hashoa, Ms. Kletenik interviews Morah Rochel Leah Mittelman, our Names Not Numbers coordinator. Morah Mittelman shares how the program works, its impact and her own personal experience with stories from …

YHTPoV #30 - Preparing for the Seder with Rabbi Menchel

April 11th, 2019

14:53

We have a custom on Shabbat HaGadol to review the Haggadah, this is a perfect time to plan for the Seder. Ms. Kletenik interviews Rabbi Menchel to …

YHTPoV #29 - Mrs. Judy Leibovitz, Vice President of CIJE

April 3rd, 2019

13:23

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with the vice president of CIJE (Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education) and former YCQ principal for over …

YHTPoV #28 - Chef Bracha!

March 27th, 2019

8:05

In honor of Parshat Shmini, containing many of our laws of Kashrut, Ms. Kletenik interviews Chef Bracha about the salad bar, students' eating preferences and her favorite food growing up. 


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YHTPoV #27 - Preparing for Purim with Morah Chani

March 19th, 2019

9:25

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks with our long time (18 years, but who's counting...), beloved Kindergarten teacher, Morah Chani Chanales. Morah Chani discusses what true happiness is and how to teach our children …

YHTPoV #26 - Mr. Fox: How was the dinner? (...and other important questions...)

March 13th, 2019

11:18

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik interviews Mr. Fox who reflects on our annual dinner, raising children and knowing Rabbi Silverman since he was his dorm counselor! 


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YHTPoV #25 - What the children of our dinner honorees have to say about their parents...

March 7th, 2019

1:58:18

In this episode, Ms. Kletenik speaks to the children of the honorees at this year's annual dinner. Tehilla Rabanipour, Abby Chait, and Aviva and Sara Schilowitz discuss lessons they have learned from their parents, why …

YHTPoV #24 - Honoring Rabbi Silverman

February 27th, 2019

23:10

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik interviews Rabbi Rosenfeld, a protege of Rabbi Silverman. Rabbi Rosenfeld shares his experience of being mentored and inspired by Rabbi Silverman from classroom techniques to fidget …

YHTPoV #23 - Cultivating Teamwork (LET'S GO YHT BASKETBALL TEAMS IN THE PLAYOFFS!)

February 21st, 2019

15:06

In honor of the playoffs starting for three of YHT's basketball teams, this week's YHTPoV guests are the coaches of YHT's basketball teams, Mr. …

YHTPoV #22 - Discussing Academic Rigor with Jennifer LaPorte of ICLE

February 12th, 2019

10:12

Jennifer LaPorte is a consultant at  International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) who has been consulting all year at YHT, with generous …

YHTPoV #21 - Discussing Healthy Eating with Rorie Weisberg of Full 'N Free

February 7th, 2019

16:16

Rorie Weisberg of Full 'N Free came to speak to parents this week about how to make your children's eating habits healthier (Thanks, PTA!). Ms. …

YHTPoV #20 - The value and challenges of Jewish education

January 30th, 2019

16:23

We have a real treat for you. In this week's YHTPoV, Ms. Kletenik spends some time with a visionary in the Jewish education world, Rabbi Josh Elkin of IDEAS. Rabbi Elkin was previously the founding Executive Director of …

YHTPoV #19 - The Importance of Optimism In Leading

January 16th, 2019

10:18

In this week's pre-winter break YHTPoV, Ms. Kletenik discusses with Rabbi Menchel his views on leadership, the importance of optimism, and what he learned from his rebbe.


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YHT PoV #18 - How Do We Prepare Students for Jobs That Don't Exist Yet?

January 10th, 2019

9:32

We have a very special guest this week as the next installment in our leadership series: Suri Ganz,  Associate Program Director at the Jewish New Teacher Project.  YHT and the JNTP have worked together on teacher …

YHT PoV #17 - How do we teach leadership?

January 2nd, 2019

10:53

This week's episode continues the theme of leadership from last week. Ms. Kletenik hosts two our 5th grade teachers, Morah Ariella Goldsmith and …

YHT PoV #16 - Leadership with Dr. Ari Gross

December 26th, 2018

6:07

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts current YHT president, Dr. Ari Gross, to talk about leadership, to coincide with the beginning of a series of Table Talks focusing on leadership.


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YHT PoV #15 - Discussing Parent-Child Communication With Dr. Esther Fusco

December 20th, 2018

13:09

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts Dr. Esther Fusco -- the author of this year's YHT faculty book of the year: Effective Questioning …

YHT PoV #14 - Incorporating Empathy Into the YHT Experience

December 11th, 2018

1:44:07

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts longtime teacher and new Assistant Principal Mrs. Sara Duani. They discuss how Mrs. Duani's transition to …

YHTPoV #13 - The One with the Color War Captains

December 6th, 2018

10:20

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts the 8th grade captains from this past week's YHT color war (short video recap here:

YHT PoV #12 - How to handle sibling rivalries

November 28th, 2018

10:04

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik meets with a nervous Dr. Karyn Feinberg, Director of Psychology Services at YHT, to discuss sibling squabbling …

YHTPoV #11 - The meaning of Thanksgiving to survivors

November 20th, 2018

8:05

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik catches up with Esther Gerson -- a parent of two YHT alumnae -- about gratitude, Thanksgiving, and her parents' …

YHTPoV #10 - Bringing New Ideas to Jewish Education

November 13th, 2018

6:17

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts Malka Flesichmann, Director of Knowledge and Ideas at The Jewish Education Project, to discuss how she brings new ideas to Jewish Education and the importance of the …

YHTPoV #9 - Twins and the Challenges (or not) of Raising Them

November 6th, 2018

7:57

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts YHT parent Estee Shor to talk about raising twins, a theme that is profoundly addressed in this week's …

#8 - Social Emotional Growth In The Classroom

October 31st, 2018

8:21

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts Mrs. Simon and outside Social Emotional Learning Coach Cindy Kruse to discuss classroom best practices and what goes into developing a healthy learning environment.

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#7 - Discussing Shared Values With Yeshiva High School Administrators

October 23rd, 2018

17:35

In this week's episode, several yeshiva high school administrators -- Rabbi Joshua Kahn from YUHSB (MTA), Mrs. CB Neugroschl from YUHSG (Central), …

#6 - Understanding What Avram Felt In Parshat Lech Lecha

October 17th, 2018

43:04

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts Morah Zahava to discuss what it felt like for Morah Zahava to move to the United States not knowing people or the language, and how that informs the way she teaches Parshat …

#5 - Noach and Empathy in Early Childhood Education

October 11th, 2018

7:56

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts Morah Vivian to discuss how to build empathy into early childhood education and how it relates to Parshat Noach.

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#4 - Bereishit, Creating, and Makerspace at Yeshiva Har Torah

October 3rd, 2018

9:03

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik hosts YHT's new Makerspace teacher, Ms. Nicole Cohen to discuss the Makerspace program at YHT and how it relates …

#3 - MRI Machines, Design Thinking, and Sukkot

September 17th, 2018

8:27

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik talks to Mrs. Yonina Lermer, a YHT grade general studies teacher and literacy coach, about how YHT's Design …

#2 - Sorry

September 13th, 2018

8:49

In this week's episode, Ms. Kletenik and Rabbi Dworetsky -- a YHT rebbi and social worker -- discuss whether having a child say "sorry" is a wasted teachable moment, and how that relates to the aseret yemei teshuvah.

#1 - Chicken Soup

September 12th, 2018

29:57

Ms. Kletenik and Rabbi Menchel discuss a childhood memory of Ms. Kletenik's and how it relates to educating children.

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