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A Meaningful Ten Days

With Rosh Hashanah behind us and Yom Kippur approaching next week, we find ourselves in the middle of Aseret Yemei Teshuvah, or the Ten days of Repentance. These ten days which guide us towards Yom Kippur, our Day of Atonement, are an opportunity for taking some or our Elul and Rosh Hashanah…

Embracing the Bittersweet

This summer, I was incredibly privileged to spend two weeks at the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education as a second-year fellow in the Day School Leadership Training Institute. This fellowship, made up of Heads of School and aspiring Heads from across …

Welcome Back!

And we’re off! What a wonderful start to a new school year this has been! In my discussions with other school heads and teachers around Connecticut and around the country, it is clear that there is a feeling of newness and joy in the way that our school year has started. Here at Ezra, we h…

Charge to the Graduates

Dear Ezra Community,

Wednesday night, we had a beautiful night to honor and celebrate our Eighth Grade class of 2022 for their graduation. Below is an excerpt from my charge to the graduates:


No Jewish artifact represents this class better than the Menorah that is mentioned in this week…

Passing the Torch (or in this case, Torah).

Dear Ezra Community, 

I have a short-sleeved plaid shirt that gets a lot of mileage at this time of the year. I like it for a few reasons; it is loose, breathes well, and looks like a button-down shirt even though it only has a few buttons at the top. Most importantly, it belonged to my gr…