In Loving memory of Rabbi Emily Feigenson

In Loving memory of Rabbi Emily Feigenson

Compassionate, bright and devoted to students’ wellbeing, Rabbi Emily Feigenson touched the entire Harvard-Westlake community during her 14 years at the school. On Jan. 23, Feigenson passed away after a two-year battle with brain cancer, surrounded by her husband Dennis Perluss and her children Netanya ’15, Talia ’18 and Gabriel. Students, faculty, parents and members […]

Middle School Chaplain passes away

Rabbi Emily Feigenson passed away Jan. 23, surrounded by her loved ones after a two year battle with brain cancer, President and Head of School Rick Commons announced in an email to alumni, faculty, staff and students. Since 2004, Feigenson has served as a rabbi and spiritual leader for members of the middle school community. […]

Middle school implements counseling for social skills

Eighth graders will mentor seventh graders this year in a social skills initiative developed by middle school chaplain Rabbi Emily Feigenson. The initiative will implement a counseling system led by selected eighth graders. A team of these mentors will meet with the seventh graders in their class meetings during the fall and discuss strategies for […]

Big Sunday founder to speak Nov. 19

By Caitie Benell The founder of Big Sunday told students at an upper school assembly on Friday to find something they enjoy doing and give it back to the community. David Levinson encouraged students to make volunteering fun and said that there is always something you can do to give back. Older people tend to […]

Mourners remember Kutler

By Allegra Tepper Senior Brendan Kutler, 17, who died Dec. 29 on a family vacation in Hawaii, was remembered at his memorial service for his love of Japanese culture, his “eclectic and obscure” taste in music, his athletic prowess, and, as history teacher Dror Yaron described, his role in the classroom as an “intellectual mensch.” […]

Touchstone contest entries due Friday

By Emily Khaykin Touchstone entries are due on Friday for the middle school and on May 8 for the upper school. The Touchstone contest created by the Character Education Committee, a group of staff members from both campuses, challenges students to write a brief, inspirational expression that represents the school’s values and the character of […]