As we race through the month of August en route to the beginning of the school year, I know that many of you have been eager to hear about our plans for this year’s Tiyul: Shabbat B’yachad program. (And believe me… we’ve been eager to tell you!)
My first year of grad school, I had a roommate who taught me the value of a warm welcome. Years later, I have the pleasure of welcoming him.
The prophet Isaiah and the Beatles both teach us to remember where we came from.
When appropriate, I try to quote deep and meaningful Jewish texts in this space. (And for comparison, if you check this month’s Isaian you’ll see that Tamar quoted an important book.) So I’m sorry in advance. This month, I’m going to quote the late ’90s rock band Semisonic.
[An Invitation for 8th and 9th Grade Parents] Last week, we launched a new program in our eighth and ninth grades called Sacred Choices: Adolescent Relationships and Sexual Ethics. Today we’re announcing the element of the program designed specifically for parents.
I think the Greek philosopher Aristotle would have loved Passover. He wrote: “For the things we have to learn first before we can do them, we learn them best by doing them.” (Nicomachean Ethics, Book 2) The rabbis thought the same thing about Passover.
Lily’s third grade class is currently exploring the Shema, one of our tradition’s most central prayers. The students all know the words themselves (they did that in kindergarten!), but this is the first time some of them have thought really deeply about what the prayer means. Yesterday, I visited their class to share a special [...]