This Shabbat I had the honor of serving as a scholar-in-residence for the American Hebrew Academy and Temple Emanuel in Greensboro, NC. I was with the AHA community for Shabbat and had a few hours to engage with the religious
April’s #BlogaMonth topic,”How do you internally measure success (beyond that of test scores)?” took me back to my days as an Ed.D. student working on my doctoral research. During those weeks, months (and years), my natural tendency toward qualitative rather
I’ve often wondered how it is that some plants bloom in the winter. When all the rest of the world is curling up for a long sleep. When I find myself driving to and from work in total darkness.
What do you see in this photograph? What feelings do the styrofoam faces and busts evoke? What associations come to mind? If they could speak, what would they say?
Driving down a narrow street in Grant Park on an insanely crowded and unusually warm late October Day. Twice having to cautiously navigate between two parked cars that could have resulted in my hitting either one through the slightest
I’m inspired once again by Thich Nhat Hahn’s writings in “Teachings on Love”: Each moment of our lives, each moment that is given to us to live, we have to live very deeply. If you are capable of living deeply
I love Jerusalem. I fell in love with Jerusalem when I lived there as a rabbinical student. I fell in love with Loren Filson Lapidus in Jerusalem that same year. Like many people that have lived in Jerusalem, I’ve
Earlier today a press release was issued signaling a historic shift in the landscape of Jewish Day School Education in North America. Approximately 100,000 children attend Jewish day schools in North America. Previously, the landscape of the Jewish day school
A personal approach to Psalm 145. Ashrei yoshvei vetecha, od y’halelhu selah. All the people that have impacted my life. Blessing my children on Friday night. Coming to work at a place that I love and believe in. Different experiences
This week I had the chance to reconnect with students from The Davis Academy class of 2011 as they’re getting ready to graduate high school. Time is a funny thing. It seems like only yesterday that they were Davis students.