School Leaders Blog

What's Your Story?

I love getting to experience and share the learning that our students engage with in order to access our sacred texts and its themes in different ways. Our younger students learn about the stories in the Torah by learning about the characters, acting out scenes, and engaging with parallel st…

Blessings on Blessings

This week, as I studied the text for Parashat Vayechi, I got excited about an idea that I had and took a look back to see what I wrote last year. While the very same piece of text had jumped out at me, my interaction with it is a little different this year. 

Parashat Vayechi, the final par…

A light-filled start to Chanukah

I’m very lucky to have spent many happy years celebrating the upcoming holiday of Chanukah in this community. Some of my earliest memories are from attending school Chanukah productions before I was even a student here. Of all the Ezra traditions from over the years, our Chanukah productio…

The Leader in Me

Since the spring of 2021, I’ve been incredibly privileged to be a fellow in the Day School Leadership Training Institute, a program which trains and provides support to Heads of Jewish day schools. Our winter conference, titled “The Leader in Me”, took place this week and was a wonderf…

Finding Our Place

As I’ve commented on before, one of my favorite things about learning the weekly Torah portion is that I never know exactly what I am going to find. For me and for our students, each week is an invitation to connect to our sources and find personal meaning. 

I wrote last week about Isaac…