On Sunday, October 27, HAFTR High School opened its doors to prospective students and their parents. More than 350 guests filled the building in what was the most successful HAFTR High School open house to date. More than 25 families from other neighborhood schools also attended the event and were introduced to the wonderful experiences that their children will have at HAFTR. Visitors learned about the unique and individualized educational opportunities that HAFTR has to offer both in general and Judaic studies.
The day’s program began with speeches from the HAFTR High School principals Ms. Naomi Lippman and Rabbi Gedaliah Oppen, in addition to speeches by Michael Weissman, Katie Glickman, and Jason Mishkin—current HAFTR students. There was standing room only in the high-school auditorium as guests listened to the presenters and watched a unique video presentation which highlighted the institution.
Parents spent the remainder of the morning sitting in on four model lessons, which included presentations by directors of the college and Israel guidance departments, as well as sessions by Dr. Terry Treuman, chairman of the science department, and Mr. Jason Gelman, chairman of the social-studies department. Students were divided into groups and ventured on a scavenger hunt that gave them the opportunity to explore the school and interact with HAFTR High School students and faculty members. HAFTR looks forward to welcoming all of these new families. v