I spend hours in strategy meetings and conference calls, mediate between different people, plan events, review budgets and draft documents and spreadsheets. You might guess that I am a high-powered attorney; in reality, I am a parent leader at my children’s Jewish day school.
About two years ago, convinced that my students at The Frisch School, a Modern Orthodox co-ed high school in Paramus, N.J., would be more engaged if given choices about what and how to learn, I started Real School.
Shmueli Perkel’s award-winning Musical IQ melds global rhythms and Jewish stories in unique educational program.
Jewish Week Correspondent
On a morning in July at the Sephardic Community Center in Brooklyn, dozens of energetic children between the ages of 3 and 5 crowded together in one of the music rooms. Shmueli Perkel of Musical IQ stood before them in a circle of small djembes (pronounced JEM-bes, definitive language of origin unknown), or hand drums.