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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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Pausing For Gratitude As A Chapter Begins to Close

[Reprinted by request from our final Constant Contact to Schechter stakeholders.] Dear Friends, The emails and updates are coming fast and furious and are coming more and more from NewOrg and less and less from us as the transition from … 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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How to Support Israel When Israel Doesn’t Support You

Our Friday morning breakfast conversation was a little bit different than normal this morning thanks to our guest, Talia, a teacher from our school’s sister school in Israel who is staying with us during this year’s Federation-sponsored exchange of teachers. … Continue reading

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Aren’t All Jewish Day Schools “Community” Schools?

Aren’t all Jewish Day Schools “Community” Schools? Extended preamble… Some blog posts evolve into academic mini-treatises with ample hyperlinking both for proper crediting and to stimulate further learning. Some blog posts are born from a passionate feeling and sometimes read … Continue reading

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