Head of School Blog

Portrait of a Gesher Grad

Last week I wrote about how important it is for educators and students to understand where it is they are headed in any unit of learning, so that everyone can […]

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The Power of Authentic Performance

Today our 3rd Grade demonstrated mastery of their ability to lead and understand the Amidah, nineteen consecutive blessings that form the backbone of every Jewish prayer service.  I think they […]

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Gleanings

Today is Grandparents and Grandfriends Day at Gesher, and I was asked to give a brief D’var Torah, a word of Torah. This week’s portion is Emor, a portion that […]

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Reflections from a trip to Israel

  This past week I had the gift of traveling to Israel for the first week of our 8th graders’ two week educational trip, a capstone experience that ties together […]

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The Tale of Two Roses – Reflections for this time between Yom HaShoah, Yom Hazikaron, and Yom HaAtzmaut.

This week, I read a powerful Facebook post by Lori Palatnik, a local and national community leader, It read, “Jews have two memorial days: #YomHazikaron to remind us of the […]

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