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Communication is Key!

Communication is Key!

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks discusses just what has been on my mind in the chapter Toledot: The Price of Silence in  Lessons in Leadership.  He states,  “Life is relationship. And human relationships only exist because we can speak. That is why any leader, from a parent to...

Ask the Expert: New Staff

Q: Even as the new school year is well underway, how can we make sure that new staff members feel fully integrated into our community?  A: Integrating new staff and faculty to Jewish day schools is almost akin to welcoming a new member of the family. It is not too...
Amy’s Gleanings

Amy’s Gleanings

So often we bookmark interesting articles, new sites and books we want to read with the great intention of going back and actually reading them. Then life gets in the way and we forget.  I am making a point of sending myself emails with the links and planning a...
Good Kids

Good Kids

I just read an article from Curious Mind Magazine https://curiousmindmagazine.com/parents-who-raise-good-kids/ about what parents need to do to raise “good” kids. The experts quoted are psychologists from Harvard University and state five relatively simple goals that...

The Same is Always New

I grew up celebrating all of the Jewish holidays, well almost all. I have to admit that as a child I did not embrace the minor fasts and did not experience Tisha B’Av until I spent my first summer at Camp Ramah. But all the major Chagim were marked by special foods (I...

One Last Story

I have always loved to read. As a child I remember staying up with a flashlight under my blanket, unable to go to sleep before finishing whatever book I was reading. Yet, I never gave much thought as to what the books I read say about who I am. Today I am sitting on...