We are excited to announce the pending launch of a Parent Education Center (PEC) in Queens. The program will be the first in the borough to serve parents within the Jewish day school community and will officially begin offering services in time for the 2021-22 school year. Participants from Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens Hills, Forest Hills, Jamaica Estates, Rego Park and Far Rockaway are welcome. Through a virtual center with a dedicated staff, parents will be eligible to receive guidance, counseling and participate in workshops at no cost if they have a child that receives DOE services through the Title I program.

Hidden Sparks, an agency serving families of struggling students in mainstream Jewish day schools, tapped to open a Parent Education Center in Queens
eJewish Philanthropy
03/12/2021

Hidden Sparks to open education center for NYC Jewish day school parents
The Jerusalem Post
03/14/2021

Parent Education Center to open in Queens serving Jewish communities across the borough
Queens Courier
03/17/2021

Hidden Sparks to open education center in Queens
The Jewish Home
03/18/2021

Hidden Sparks Receives contract to Open Parent NYC DOE Funded Education Center
The Five Towns Jewish Times
03/18/2021

Hidden Sparks tapped to open PEC for Queens yeshiva and Jewish day school parents
JSN/Jewish News Syndicate
03/21/2021

On February 7, 2021, 100 educators from 45 schools in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Texas, and Rhode Island, and Israel participated in the annual Hidden Sparks Retreat held virtually. Sessions such as, Recognizing Anxiety in Myself and Others, Guided Relaxation Exercises, Building a Positive Psychological Toolbox and Personal Growth in Difficult Times, were a part of the day’s theme Nurturing Ourselves, Nurturing our Students.

Nearly 100 Jewish Day School Educators from 9 States Join Hidden Sparks Program to Address Mental Health During Pandemic
The Jewish Vues – Brooklyn/Nassau
2/10/2021

Nearly 100 Jewish Day School Educators from 9 States Join Hidden Sparks Program to Address Mental Health During Pandemic
The Jewish Vues – Brooklyn/Nassau
2/17/2021

Spreading Resilience
The Jewish Standard Times of Israel
2/17/2021

Finding the Spark
The NY Jewish Week
2/10/2021

NGO assists Jewish Day Schools With Tips to Address Mental Health
Jerusalem Post
2/9/2021

Four Florida Jewish Schools Join Hidden Sparks Programs
The Jewish Press
2/19/2021

Educators From 3 MD Jewish Day Schools Join Nat’l Program To Address Mental Health Amid Pandemic
Baltimore Jewish Life
02/08/2021

Educators from Torah Day School of Phoenix Join Hidden Sparks Program
Arizona Jewish Life
02/08/2021

Pic of the Day
eJewish Philanthropy
02/09/2021

Nearly 100 Jewish Day School Educators from 9 States Join ‘Hidden Sparks’ Program to Address Mental Health During Pandemic
The Jewish Voice
02/24/2021

Educators Join Hidden Sparks Conference
Malverne/West Hempstead Herald
02/18/2021

Nearly 100 Jewish Day School Educators from 9 States Join HIdden Sparks Program to Address Mental Health During Pandemic
5 Town Jewish Times
2/10/2021

Nearly 100 Jewish Day School Educators from 9 States Join Hidden Sparks Program to Address Mental Health During Pandemic
Chicago Jewish Home
2/19/2021

Nearly 100 Jewish Day School Educators from 9 States Join Hidden Sparks Program to Address Mental Health During Pandemic
The Monsey Mevaser
2/11/2021

Nearly 100 Jewish Day School Educators from 9 States Join Hidden Sparks Program to Address Mental Health During Pandemic
5 Towns Jewish Home
2/11/2021

Nearly 100 Jewish day school educators join Hidden Sparks program addressing mental health during the pandemic
Jewish News Syndicate
03/04/2021

Jewish school educators take part in mental health conference
South Florida Sun Sentinel
03/05/2021

Jewish school educators take part in mental health conference
Yahoo News!
03/05/2021

Jewish school educators take part in mental health conference
Jewish Journal of South Florida
03/05/2021

Dr. Rona Novick, Co-Educational Director of Hidden Sparks and Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School at Yeshiva University, offers some guidance for parents on helping their children manage their worries.

Hidden Sparks Provides Guidance For Parents Looking To Help Their Children Cope With Pandemic-Related Anxiety
Baltimore Jewish Life
November 23, 2020

Hidden Sparks Provides Guidance For Parents Looking To Help Their Children Cope With Pandemic-Related Anxiety
Hamodia
November 23, 2020

Hidden Sparks provides guidance for parents looking to help their children cope with pandemic-related anxiety
Jewish News Network
November 24, 2020

Hidden Sparks provides guidance for parents looking to help their children cope with pandemic-related anxiety
Queens Jewish Link
November 25, 2020

Hidden Sparks provides guidance for parents looking to help their children cope with pandemic-related anxiety
The Jewish Vues
November 25, 2020

Hidden Sparks provides guidance for parents looking to help their children cope with pandemic-related anxiety
Monsey Mevaser
November 25, 2020

Hidden Sparks provides guidance for parents looking to help their children cope with pandemic-related anxiety
5 Towns Jewish Home.
November 26, 2020

Hidden Sparks provides guidance for parents looking to help their children cope with pandemic-related anxiety
Jewish Link, Northern and Central NJ +
November 26, 2020

Helping children cope with pandemic-related anxiety
5 Towns Jewish Times
November 26, 2020

Leading Day School Educator Training Group Releases 5 Tips for Teachers Returning to Virtual Learning
New Hampshire Jewish Reporter
November 2020

Hidden Sparks’ virtual summer summit held in July 2020 garnered broad press coverage from New York to Baltimore to Florida to Arizona. Covering newspapers included: Baltimore Jewish Life, Five Towns Jewish Times, Jewish Link NJ, Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, Jewish Standard of NJ, Long Island Herald and the South Florida Sun Sentinel, as well as news syndicates such as JNS and online new sites msn.com and yahoo.com.

Maryland Jewish Educators Join Hidden Sparks’ Summit on Distance Learning
Baltimore Jewish Life
July 27, 2020

Torah Day School joins Hidden Sparks’ Summit on distance learning
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix -Community Briefs (August 1-7, 2020)
August 5, 2020

Jewish day school educators prep for the upcoming school year
Long Island Herald
August 5, 2020

Taking students’ emotions seriously
The Jewish Standard
August 5, 2020

Hidden Sparks Unites Jewish Educators to Discuss Best Practices
Jewish Link NJ
August 6, 2020

West Hempstead Jewish educators take part in summit on distance learning
Long Island Herald (West Hempstead Herald)
August 7, 2020

Teachers must expand their roles amid coronavirus pandemic
American Israelite
August 13, 2020

Jewish educators discuss learning challenges during summit
Jewish Journal of South Florida
August 13, 2020

Jewish educators discuss learning challenges during summit
MSN
August 13, 2020

Jewish educators discuss learning challenges during summit
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 13, 2020

Jewish educators discuss learning challenges during summit
Yahoo! News
Publication date: August 13, 2020

Teachers must expand their roles amid coronavirus pandemic
Baltimore Jewish Times
August 16, 2020

Teachers must expand their roles amid coronavirus pandemic
5 Towns Jewish Times
August 25, 2020

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New York Jewish Week