Students eye their futures at HAFTR open house


HAFTR High School opened its doors to more than 350 people on last Sunday for its Class of 2021 open house.

The day’s program began with speeches from the HAFTR’s principals, Naomi Lippman and Rabbi Gedaliah Oppen, in addition to presentations by Zachary Schwartz, Rachel Sacks and Ethan Oliner, current HAFTR students.

Parents sat in on four model lessons which included presentations by directors of college and Israel guidance, as well as a science experiment led by Science Chair Rita Sinensky, and a current events lesson from Social Studies Chair Jason Gelman. 

Students were divided into four groups which ventured on a virtual tour of the school while watching a 360 degree video on a virtual reality headset, followed by a Q & A with current HAFTR students.

The program showcased the various extracurricular activities available at HAFTR High.