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A Word Problem

A Word Problem In the process of getting ADRABA started, I learned even more about blended learning, Jewish engagement and how ADRABA’s approach to Jewish learning is truly unique in Toronto, if not all of Canada.  I’ve also had to content with a lot of math. Remember...

An Accounting of the Soul

An Accounting of the Soul The month of Elul is dedicated to introspection, for ḥeshbon nefesh – an accounting of the soul.  The intervening days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur provide us with yet another opportunity to reflect on one’s past actions and...

Pitter Patter

Pitter Patter We can be many things at this time of year. We can be humble. We can be introspective. We can be reverential. We can be forgiving. The one thing we’re NOT supposed to be is complacent. Complacency, that is, the uncritical satisfaction with oneself and...

Feedback is good!

Feedback is good! One of the most salient pieces of feedback we’ve heard in the process of launching ADRABA is: “No one I know goes to ADRABA.”  It’s true!  No one you know goes to ADRABA… because ADRABA is a brand new program for Jewish high schoolers. And yet, this...

Community in an “Uncomfortable Time”

Community in an “Uncomfortable Time” Steven Windmueller doesn’t pull any punches in today’s eJewishPhilanthropy item entitled “Tough Questions for an Uncomfortable Moment in Time.” As Elul is a time for introspection, he reflects on the present moment. ...

We Like to be Scared, Don’t We?

We Like to be Scared, Don’t We? Many phenomena accompany the hottest weeks of summer. The inevitable traffic jam on the way up to the cottage – and back. The sunscreen-stained scrawl of camp letters assuring one and all that fun is being had. However, with...