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 In Hashavua Article

At the beginning of the shelter in place, we developed a new tag line: Always Learning. Always Together. As I look back over the last few months, those words ring true. Our students continued to learn new concepts, practice skills, and remained connected to their teachers and to each other. Our faculty learned an entirely new way to teach and supported each other every step of the way. As a community, we came together to hear Torah chanted, to welcome in Shabbat, and to celebrate holidays.

As a parent community, you became our partners in education as you helped your children navigate the changes in their academic schedules as well as the glitches in Zoom. That partnership is essential to a thriving school. Well over 100 families completed the recent survey to ask for feedback on this year and priorities for next year. Next week, we’ll share the overall results as well as how we are incorporating this new data into our planning for August.

As I enter into my new role, I would be remiss not to share my gratitude for Zvi. More than just the last four years at Yavneh, Zvi has been my mentor for over 30 years. He led our efforts as co-chairs on a HOS search committee at Kehillah, offered valuable feedback as a parent, and ran the teacher-training workshops for my first teaching job when I was in college. Through each interaction in each institution, the core was always about improving learning, strengthening relationships, and building community.

Always Learning. Always Together.