Clubs & Activities פעילויות וארגונים

Maimonides School promotes extracurricular activities as an essential part of a well-rounded life. Students have a chance to shine in particular talents and explore new interests. Extracurricular life thrives because of students' irrepressible energy, and most of the clubs and publications were created and are managed by students.

Extracurricular activities are just one more way that Maimonides students fill every moment with a devoted interest in life. Our Student Activities Coordinator for the Middle and Upper School, Sara Bellin, and several other faculty advisors offer guidance to students in these endeavors. For more information, see the link above to contact Sara.

Below is a sampling of activities and organizations available for Middle and Upper School students. For a complete list of 2013-14 Upper School Clubs and Activities, click here.

Performing Arts | Publications | Knowledge-Based Teams | Student Groups | Athletics

Performing Arts

  • Drama Club: Upper School Drama Club performs a student-directed production for parents and the community. Tryouts are required. Rehearsal is after school.
  • Girls' Chorus Kol Isha: Girls' chorus is open to all female students. The only prerequisite is a willingness to sing. Tryouts are required. Chorus meets during club period.
  • Jazz Band: The Room 31 Jazz Band enlivens gatherings at school and in the community. It is comprised of students with various instruments, all of whom perform at various levels. It meets during club period.
  • Spring Music Recital: Every year students put on a one-night performance where they play selected pieces. Rehearsal for the music recital is after school.

Student Publications

  • Current (LitMag), the annual literary magazine, publishes artwork plus prose and poetry in a variety of languages. It is student-written, designed, edited and sold.
  • HaLapid (The Torch), the school yearbook, captures memories for all students, with special focus on the graduating class. It includes memories, quotes, pictures and artwork. All funds for the yearbook are raised by the Senior Class.
  • Mayim Achronim is the yearly Torah journal. It includes divrei Torah by both students and staff.
  • Kol Hayamim is a student-edited weekly current events bulletin with highlights of world, national and Israeli news.

Knowledge-Based Teams

  • Math Team: The math team is comprised of students with an exceptional grasp of mathematics. It gives these students an opportunity to challenge themselves at competitions throughout the year.
  • Mock Trial: Upper School students learn basic courtroom procedures and put their debating skills to the test through Mock Trial competitions. Students prepare by practicing during club period and after school.
  • Model United Nations: Model U.N. team members represent various countries as they serve on simulated U.N. committees in preparation for a yearly 2-day competition with other schools. This program is sponsored by Yeshiva University and is open to Upper School students.

Student Groups

  • Chesed Committee: Under guidance of the senior co-chairs, elected representatives from each grade set up various programs for students to be involved in community and world-wide chesed. Opportunities include visiting the elderly, organizing charity drives and running a kosher soup kitchen. Committee members also participate in coordinating school-wide chesed days.
  • Club Activities: One period per week is set aside for students to enjoy various non-academic activities. The activities are either led by a student or a faculty member. Activities in the past have included chess, jewelry-making, drawing, scrabble, physics book club, painting, sports, environmental club and reservoir fishing. Many, but not all, students are free during club period.
  • Israeli Action Committee: This is a student-generated group interested in taking action to help the situation in Israel. Past efforts have included posting daily Israel news, disseminating petitions to sign and send, initiating letter-writing campaigns, getting speakers and raising money for various causes.
  • Student Council: Student Council works to enhance student life and advocate for students' needs. Representatives from each class are chosen during lively spring elections. They attend weekly meetings run by the senior Student Council co-presidents. Class trips, fundraising projects and holiday celebrations are just a few of the responsibilities of Student Council. They also advocate for student concerns by acting as liaisons between students and administration.