Samis Blog

October 18, 2021

Forget AP Classes. What about AP Humans?

What is education for if it doesn’t make you a wiser, better person? Local day schools work on creating a “culture of kindness.” By Emily Alhadeff […]
October 15, 2021

Day School Alumni Spotlight: Benjamin Cape

School: Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle Year of Graduation:  2012 How has your day school education shaped your life, values, and your involvement in the Jewish community? When I […]
October 8, 2021

Samis Trustee Spotlight: Barry Ernstoff

A conversation with Israeli trustee and lifetime Samis board member, Barry Ernstoff Years of Service: Lifetime Trustee Committee (s): Israel Sub-Committee Did you have a personal connection to […]
September 13, 2021

Samis Trustee Spotlight: Jerome Cohen

A conversation with avid outdoorsman, former Board Chair, and lifetime Samis board member, Jerome Cohen Years of Service: Lifetime Trustee Committee (s): Grants Committee, Experiential Education Sub-Committee Chair, […]
September 2, 2021

From Shoemaker to Philanthropist: Sam Israel’s Life and Legacy

In 1919 a 20-year-old young man who never went to high school arrived in Seattle from the Isle of Rhodes. A century later his estate has […]
August 23, 2021

Samis Trustee Spotlight: Victor Alhadeff

A conversation with passionate community member, dedicated family man, and lifetime Samis board member, Victor Alhadeff Years of Service: Lifetime Trustee Committee (s): Day School Grants Sub-Committee Past […]