Poised Communicators

Public speaking has been on my mind a lot lately. Maybe it’s because I know that I will be called upon to do this several times in the next weeks. As the school year begins to unwind, there have also been a number of opportunities for our students to speak publicly....

What’s RARA?

Earlier this week, I traveled to Chicago for the Partnership in Excellence in Jewish Education’s (PEJE) Recruitment and Retention Academy (RARA). It may have seemed odd to spend three days focusing on recruitment and retention. You put out a few signs, have an open...

Mirror, Mirror

Every once in a while, a student asks me what a typical day looks like for me. This is probably one of the hardest questions that I get asked on a regular basis. It’s because I seldom have two days that look alike and defining typical is just pretty tricky. Sometimes...

Israel on My Mind

This past week it has been hard to not have Israel on my mind. The week began with a moving commemoration of Yom HaZikaron organized by the Federation and involving middle school students from Schechter, Agnon, and Mizrachi. Listening to our students sing Ma Avarech,...

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