2022

  • October

    Service Learning and Torah

    During October, students in the DZA Senior Capstone course deepened the needfinding (discovery) phase for their year-long research projects through experiential learning both in and out of the Weber classroom. In partnership with DZA Directors Chris Chapman and Adna Muliawan and Dean of Jewish Studies Rabbi Adam Mayer, Weber’s Director of Service Learning and Community Outreach Olivia Rocamora designed a series of interdisciplinary opportunities for conversation and service learning centered around each group’s chosen topic and community. This year, the students will work with four distinct project ideas/areas of study: Canine prosthetics, STEM education for underserved populations, automated cooking, and menstrual health.
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  • September

    Bringing Home the Gold!

    Several of Weber’s top athletes dazzled the crowds at this summer’s Maccabiah games in Israel, where approximately 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries came to compete. Weber alumnus Logan Spector (Class of 2021) joined Weber senior Caleb Ouanounou, Weber junior Harry Kitey, and other athletes from around the US on the basketball court for some incredible competition against other countries.
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  • In Their Own Words: Ava Marzullo's Summer of Giving Back

    My name is Ava Marzullo, and this summer, I achieved over 45 hours of community service and volunteer hours. 
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  • August

    Celebrating 25 Years!

    This week, we celebrate 25 years since The Weber School first opened its doors, welcoming students to a school where innovative teaching and learning—informed by creativity and collaboration—flourish. We are excited to celebrate the start of the 2022-2023 school year with record enrollment, with students joining Weber from all over Atlanta, including a diverse group of public and private feeder schools. Rise Arkin, Weber’s Director of Admissions, is “thrilled about our enrollment growth and increasing student body diversity. With this growth comes myriad opportunities, and we are excited to announce new and innovative ‘Only at Weber’ initiatives across the school.”
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  • In Their Own Words: Harry Kitey and the Maccabiah Experience

    These last few weeks have been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I left the country for the first time and what made it even more special was the fact that I was in Israel. I got to tour the whole country and meet tons of Israelis and other Jewish athletes from across the globe; to cap it all off, we won the gold medal.
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  • Physics First

    This year, Weber turned the standard high school science sequence on its head by launching its Physics First curriculum, introducing physics to students in the ninth grade. Physics First concepts are foundational and set up our ninth-grade students for success in subsequent science courses such as chemistry and biology. Further enhancing this program is the opportunity for our students to experience the hands-on application of physics concepts through interdisciplinary collaboration with the Daniel Zalik Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Design (DZA).
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  • Enhanced Music and Theatre Programming

    In anticipation of our new music and performing arts center breaking ground this spring, there are exciting developments in our music and theatre programming. Beginning in September, Weber’s Performing Arts Program launches its Visiting Artist Series, bringing local and national artists to the Weber community for masterclasses, events, and performances. The music program will continue to offer artists in residence, field trips, and festival-style concerts with opportunities for our students to learn from and perform with professional, touring musicians and perform alongside them at venues around Atlanta. Weber’s theatre program continues to expand its stage and production management offerings, adding dance and voice opportunities alongside its two annual musical productions.
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  • Meet Our New Dean of Jewish Studies

    We welcome Rabbi Adam Mayer as Weber’s new Dean of Jewish Studies and Maspiah Ruchani (Rabbinic counselor). Adam joins us from Kohelet Yeshiva in Philadelphia, where he spent eight years teaching high school Jewish Studies and serving as the track and cross country coach. Before that, Rabbi Mayer lived in Israel, where he served as a medic in the IDF and attended Pardes, where he majored in Jewish Education and Rabbinical Studies. At Weber, Rabbi Mayer will teach new courses and collaborate with content deans to develop new interdisciplinary courses and programs, including grade trips, Shabbaton, and holiday celebrations. When you meet him, be sure to ask about his new Weber class focused on Hip Hop and Judaism! 
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  • Weber Wellness

    Weber’s Office of Student Support & Enrichment and Student Programming and Leadership is bringing new Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Student Programming to our students, launching its Weber Wellness Series, an initiative designed to bring positive, growth-minded experiences throughout the school year. Weber Wellness Wednesdays will bring together students at each grade level to interact, get to know one another, and foster a sense of belonging. Future Wellness Wednesday activities include service projects, acts of kindness, and discussions of sensitive topics—all designed to nurture our students’ minds and bodies and ensure that every student feels like they’re a part of the Weber community.
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  • Welcome Back!

    Orientation, opening day, and the first week of school were huge successes as we welcomed new and returning students, faculty, and staff with fun activities, special Kehillahs, and exciting programming!
     
    Under the guidance of Weber's Director of Student Support and Enrichment Jordan Crawford and Grade Level Deans Charlie McQuade and Carrie Runnels, New Student Orientation helped ease new students' transition to Weber with two days of activities. Orientation began with a New Student Kickoff social at Main Event, followed the next day by getting acclimated to the school with discussions and activities with various faculty and Peer Leaders and spending time making connections with their new classmates.
     
    The year kicked off with last Friday's "Back To Weber" Kehillah, featuring warm welcomes from Head of School Rabbi Ed Harwitz and Principal Shlaina Van Dyke, and a musical performance featuring senior Liana Bernstein and Music Program Director Drew Cohen. The energy and excitement were palpable as this year's Weber Student Council introduced the faculty and each grade to the school, filling the basement with raucous cheering for this year's record-breaking 290 student enrollment!
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  • June

    Giving Concrete Structure to Abstract Math Concepts

    To give concrete structure to abstract math concepts, students in Mathematics teacher Herschel Revzin’s Geometry CP and Dean of Mathematics Riley Clark’s Geometry Honors classes created 3-D visual representations to apply their understanding of the surface area of solids. ”Students often find that representing information visually is a powerful way to understand math, but as with all skills, it must be taught and practiced.” says Ms.Clark,
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  • 2nd Annual Karlin Science, Technology, and Design Symposium

    Weber’s 2nd Annual Karlin Science, Technology, and Design Symposium was an unabashed success that saw the school transformed into an interactive, student-led showcase of science, technology, and human-centered design work completed this year in concert with The Daniel Zalik Academy (DZA). 

     
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  • May

    Lit Journeys Experiential Learning Opportunities

    Thanks to a grant from The Breman Foundation, students in Ms. Rocamora’s Senior Lit Journeys classes have spent the last six weeks engaging in a series of experiential learning opportunities to study the role of empathy in affecting positive, lasting change on oneself, on one’s community, and on one’s society.
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  • April

    The Zalik Foundation makes $19 Million Grant

    The Weber School is pleased to announce a transformative $19 million grant from The Zalik Foundation to support the retention and recruitment of top educational professionals, enhancements in curriculum and programming, and expansion of its facilities. This investment will provide Weber with new resources to fully realize its mission as a 21st-century Jewish high school and support its growing student population and the needs of the greater Atlanta Jewish community. This will be the first significant expansion to Weber’s campus since moving to the current location in Sandy Springs.
     
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  • February

    Bringing Light into Darkness

    Chanukiyot designed in The Daniel Zalik Academy in Lab Instructor Alex McIntyre’s 3-D Modeling class in collaboration with Director of Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies Linda Parmet were beautifully displayed at The Fernbank Museum for Chanukah this year.
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  • Kol HaKavod

    Thank you to guest speaker Batia Ben Aroia who shared her personal story with students in Hebrew teachers Iris Greber, Keren Ben Haim, Ortal Wikoff, and Michal Ilai's classes. Batia spoke about her life as a Sephardic Jew in Bulgaria before, during, and after World War II. Students were intrigued by her account and learned that unlike the fate of other communities, most of Bulgaria’s Jews survived the war and moved to Israel.
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  • Unique Collaboration: Clay Studio and DZA

    In a unique collaboration between 3D Artist-in-Residence Cheryl Myrbo’s Clay Studio and the Daniel Zalik Academy (DZA), Honor Ceramics students Connor Voynich and Carmi Nemhauser designed and produced essential tools for future Weber potters.
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  • January

    Infinity and Beyond!

    The Weber School yearbook is a beloved school tradition that transcends social networks and mobile devices, and like all traditional storytelling, The Infinity captures the year’s events, preserves history, and showcases our school’s unique stories. Not only are Weber’s yearbook students gaining skills in graphic design, journalism, and teamwork, they are creating an amazing keepsake that our school and community will cherish for years to come.
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  • Poetry Out Loud

    After winning classroom competitions, five sophomores in Dr. Hannah Chapple and Sarah Roquemore’s English classes competed in the final round of the school-level national poetry reciting competition “Poetry Out Loud.” Congratulations to Reese Oberkfell who won the school-level competition and now moves on to the Metro Atlanta Regional Competition in February for a chance to advance to state and national competitions. The second-place winner was Elliott Furie.
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  • Continued Collaboration with The Teacher Institute for the Arts program (TIA)

    Weber’s Director of Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies Linda Parmet continues her collaboration with The Teacher Institute for the Arts program (TIA), which provides Jewish Studies and Art educators with innovative Toolkits to explore Jewish texts and values through the visual arts. The toolkits provide a stimulating resource to cultivate creativity and kindle intimate connections to Judaism. The founders of this venture are world-renowned artist David Moss, Rabbi Matt Berkowitz, and Elyssa Moss Robinowitz. 
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  • STAR Student

    The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) recognizes the senior from each participating high school who achieves the highest SAT score on any single test date and is in the top 10 percent of their class based on grade point average. This year, Weber's STAR student is Matthew McCullough.
     
    The STAR student program allows the STAR student to name the teacher who has been most instrumental in his/her academic development. Matthew chose English teacher Corinne Skott as his STAR teacher.
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  • Alumni Spotlight

    Kol HaKavod to Weber sibling alumni Hannah Feldstein (Class of 2020) and Sam Feldstein (Class of 2021). Sam received the Atlanta Israel Gap Year Scholarship and is currently participating in the Nativ College Leadership Program. Click here to read about his Gap Year experience. Hannah was accepted to Garin Tzabar, a unique program that provides comprehensive services to young Jewish adults (ages 18-24) who make Aliyah and serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as Lone Soldiers.
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  • Kol HaKavod

    Congratulations to this year’s Kislev Madness Faculty Ultimate Dreidel Tournament champion Chris Chapman! Junior Carmi Nemhauser took home this year’s student bracket top honors.
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  • Branching Out

    The month of Sh'vat celebrates the blessings of abundance, new life, and the importance of the Torah, with Tu B’Shvat, the “New Year for Trees,” one of the month’s many highlights. Just as tree branches spread out and grow, Weber students are being challenged to “Branch Out for Shevat” by growing their experiences and trying new things with a schoolwide game of Sh'vat Bingo.
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  • Kol HaKavod

    Kol HaKavod to sophomore Rob Liberman for being selected as a bassoonist for the Georgia Music Educators (GMEA) All State Concert Band 2.
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  • Leadership Starts from Within

    After launching the newly created Office of Student Support and Enrichment in the fall, The Weber School was excited to partner with Nourishing the Soul Workshops (NTS) to bring its unique leadership intensive Leadership Starts from Within (LSW) to Weber’s Peer Leadership program. Developed and led by Jewish educator Tracie Bernstein, the training redefines what it means to lead. The leadership training is pragmatic and action-oriented, engaging Weber students with lively debates, sophisticated content, and brainstorming.
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The Weber School, a Jewish Community high school serving students from all Jewish backgrounds, prepares students for success in college and in life with comprehensive academic and co-curricular programs that inspire student exploration, leadership, and Jewish social consciousness. Many of our programs and academies are unique to Weber and can't be found at any other Atlanta-area high schools.

The Felicia Penzell Weber Jewish Community High School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.