Category Archives: The Schechter Difference

Saying “L’hitraot, Not Shalom”. Again.

So here we are again.  Sooner than anyone could have expected, but with great excitement about what is yet to come, it time again for me to pause, prepare and repurpose this blog for the next chapter of my journey. … Continue reading

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Shining the “Schechter Spotlight” – Volume 3

Believe it or not, as we sit here in the midst of the Jewish holiday rollercoaster this season brings, we have schools who are now counting weeks, not months, of the remaining school year!  As with our schools, so is … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is A Schechter Education Anyway?

One of the clearest goals that I set for myself when becoming Executive Director was to visit each of our full members by the end of my second year.  I had no way of knowing, of course, that the end … Continue reading

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Shining the “Schechter Spotlight” – Volume 2

Having just gotten back from trips to Las Vegas, Los Gatos, and Los Angeles (trying to get all my “Las” and “Los” in one fail swoop), I think it is definitely a great opportunity to once again “shine the spotlight” … Continue reading

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Purim is the Prescription for Pediatric Judaism

When we think about Purim as parents, we probably think most about this: “What shall I dress my children as this year for Purim?” But in a hopefully growing number of families, including ours, the question isn’t what are we … Continue reading

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Shining the “Schechter Spotlight” – Volume 1

As I blogged about last week, part of the joy of running the Schechter Network is the opportunity to visit so many of our schools and see firsthand the excellence, the innovation and the impact of the work of our talented … Continue reading

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The Biggest Tent: A NewOrg For A New Schechter

[This is an unusually long post – even for me – I hope you stay with me to the end.] If you read this blog (and thank you if you do!) then you know that we officially made public that … Continue reading

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The Silent Power of Chanukah

Why are these nights different than all other nights? Wrong holiday, I know. But there is actually something powerfully different about Chanukah that has much to teach us about the power of experiences and a pedagogy of meaning… Chanukah is … Continue reading

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Sukkot: Project-Based LIVING

We are deep into the holidays! We have come out of Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur and headed straight into Sukkot.  I have just finished my frame and look forward to this Sunday and when we will finish the decorations and usher … Continue reading

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We Have a Shared Dream

“My people were brought to America in chains,” Martin Luther King Jr. told the American Jewish Congress’ Biennial in 1958. “Your people were driven here to escape the chains fashioned for them in Europe.  Our unity is born of our … Continue reading

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