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A Word Problem

Drash 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 word...

An Accounting of the Soul

Drash 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 seek forgiveness as we...

Pitter Patter

Uncategorized 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!

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 tidbit of feedback...

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 are living with new realities,” he states. Each...

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...