Guest Blogger: Gev. Broidy – Transitions

Transitions affect people in so many different ways.  Transitions can be as simple as your children having new students in their classrooms. Regardless of the size of the transition, individuals and those around them are often affected differently. Once in a routine, children typically respond more positively to transitions.  While they aren’t easy for anyone, Read More…

Guest Blogging

Your voice, as a parent/MJDS student/alumni/alumni parent/grandparent/staff emeritus/board member, is powerful and important. If you are interested in guest blogging to share a story or your perspective, please email me at alippman@mjds.org so we can identify when/how to amplify your voice. I hope to be inundated with interest!  

Patriot Day

For my parents, the day JFK was shot remains one of, if not the defining moment of their generation. This act of violence continued to impact our country for years, affecting policy, security, international relations and so much more. My parents could recount exactly where they were and how they felt and responded in the Read More…

Day 2 – Filled with value

I am so grateful to work at MJDS. In my seventeen years as an educator, there is no other school I’ve worked in or visited that lives its core values so authentically. The key is having every adult on the same page and consistently using common language with each other and our students. Our staff Read More…

8th Grade Israel Trip

As shabbat approaches I want to make sure you are able to access our 8th grade Israel blog. Click HERE to access it and subscribe. Also enjoy a few moments of incredible…our students leading Kabbalat Shabbat services adjacent to the Kotel!

Summer Reading

As you begin to think about the end of school and summer activities, I urge you to take a moment and read the brief article below from the Marshall Memo (click  HERE to learn about the memo). Summer is a perfect time to help students build a love of reading and you can help create a Read More…

Protecting our Freedom

Earlier this week an alumni parent shared an article responding to the shooting at the Chabad of Poway, CA. You can click HERE to read the article. Among the many stories and editorials I’ve recently read about the current state of anti-semitism in our local and global community, this article stood out. I hope you will Read More…

Preparing our students for high school and beyond

Prior to joining the incredible MJDS community, I taught in and led high schools for fourteen years. Starting in 2010 the schools I worked in began implementing Document Based Questions (DBQs) as part of their humanities and social studies curricula. The impetus for this came from multiple research studies and, locally, the work of two Read More…