Library Roots

December 18, 2017 This past week, the last set of Chromebooks were delivered to classes.  There are now 85 Chromebooks and 24 tablets in the school.  The children have access to Google Classroom and as many resources as the internet has to offer.  It is an amazing accomplishment for our school and can be attributed […]

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Shining Bright

December 8, 2017 On Tuesday evening, December 12, Jews around the globe will light the first Chanukah candle.  Amongst the latkes, dreidels, sufganiyot and gelt there is a story of courageous people with tremendous faith who were witness to a great miracle. The story we learn often jumps right to the end, to the rededication […]

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The Strategic Camel Test

November 23, 2017 In Parshat Chayei Sarah, we learned about Eliezer’s task to find a wife for Isaac and his strategic camel test. Eliezer took his camels to the well, and when Rivka offered to draw water for both him and his camels, he knew he had found the right partner for Isaac.

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Small by Design

This article is the second in a two part series. As I wrote this article, I was on the airplane travelling back from a Prizmah Leadership conference in New Jersey. I wanted to share my thoughts before I was too distant from the experience.

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Stirring a Storm of Emotion in the Soul

There is a Chasidic tale about a rabbi and his disciples who were stuck aboard ship just prior to Rosh Hashanah. There was no land in sight and a huge storm blew in. The danger and fear were becoming overwhelming for all of the passengers of the ship.

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Welcome to the New School Year!

It is my pleasure to be writing the first of many Kesher notes. I want to take this opportunity to welcome each of you to this new school year. For students, parents, faculty and friends of Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School, this is a wonderful time of year.

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