Head of School Blog

The Modern Juggler

Do you know anyone who feels like they have an abundance of free time and no idea what to do with it?  Most working adults, perhaps particularly those integrating professional and family obligations, are having the opposite experience.  Tasks and to-do’s are a constant source of stress and triage, correspondence is ongoing, and oh by […]

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Jewish Mindfulness

In the 1960’s and 1970’s, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach went into the ashrams and Buddhist temples of San Francisco, which were filled with young Jews among many others, and began singing with people.  Many Jewish young adults had become completely turned off by the institutions in their own religion, and had gone seeking spirituality and community […]

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From Ripples to Waves

Sometimes when I am faced with a situation that feels overwhelming or out of my control I have to remind myself that even small, personal interactions can have ripples of impact that are completely unpredictable.  My own personal response to the horrific attack in Pittsburgh feels tiny when compared to the size of the problem […]

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Stop and Wonder

When was the last time that you felt even a small sense of amazement?  Where were you? What were the circumstances?  Were you alone or with other people?  How often do you have an experience that sparks the feeling that the world is full of things we can’t possibly  understand or control?  Do you know […]

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Israel Education and Action

This week was full of wonderful, meaningful moments here at Gesher.  One of my perennial favorites took place on Monday in our 8th grade Jewish History course, which is taught by Mrs. Nachbar.  While she will tell you repeatedly that as a former lawyer she is not “an educator,” her course is outstanding, and it […]

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