February 8, 2016 / 29th of Shvat, 5776
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    Join us this February as we explore a brand new theme in Eser: Top Ten Influential Jews. Our committee and team of instructors are busy preparing for another great year! Participants in the program will be guided by five young leaders in exploring the lives and lessons of these influential... Read More
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    No matter your background or your interests, there is a place for you to volunteer with ReachOut! Join our community, and volunteer one night a week with one of our partnersites for our next ten week cycle. You'll volunteer in a group of 8-10, and have oppurtunities throughout the cycle to form... Read More
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    Whether you're in the board room or a classroom, Aaron Sherman wants to help you tell your story. Aaron's a tech wizard who's spent years at Vistaprint, which prints business cards, stationary and invitations on-demand. Now he's striking out on his own with a new product called Storyboard That. I... Read More
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    Jewish Family Network welcomed over 30 people, moms, dads and children to Hanson's Farm in Framingham. Playing Hide and Seek in the corn maze, making decorations for the Sukkah, singing with Janet,  and as you can see, making awesome shofars (shofarot?), beginning and ending with a hayride... Read More
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    On the off chance that you have a live chicken handy come Yom Kippur, you might want to try out the ancient Babylonian folk custom of kaparot, which means “atonements” and involves swinging a chicken above your head. You read that right: The idea behind kaparot is that in saying a... Read More
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    Posted by Deb Shrier The summer is the one time we all seem to feel that time flies. During childhood, it was fun to write up the summer’s adventures in a school report. It’s been quite some time since I’ve written that type of report, but as I thought about the summer of 2012,... Read More
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    Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a natural time to take stock: of what we are grateful for, what we hope for the next year, and what we want to atone for. This time of year also reminds me of a Rosh Hashanah three years ago, when my husband and I were coping with an unexpected layoff. When Rich... Read More
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    By: Craig Byer, Web & Social Media Specialist at Gann Academy   Josh Neudel, the longest tenured athletics coach at Gann Academy, has stepped down from his position as head coach of the girls’ varsity soccer team after ten seasons. Neudel led Gann to consecutive IGC League titles... Read More
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    Let's begin with a modern parable: There was a man who had been widowed. The man had been happily married for many, many years. He and his wife had three accomplished grown children, and they had families of their own. Upon his wife's death, the man came to realize that he needed to sit down... Read More
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    By: Craig Byer, Web & Social Media Specialist at Gann Academy   Based on the number of rain jackets, umbrellas and rain boots stacked up in Gann Academy’s lobby, an observer might assume the All-School Retreat was to the Pacific Northwest. Although the Gann community knew... Read More
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