The Gann Academy community is so proud that Rabbi Marc Baker has been named President of Combined Jewish Philanthropies! Mazal tov!
If you want to hear my mom's incredible stories from the Soviet Jewry movement, come to the Vilna Shul, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Maybe you'll hear about her meetings with Reagan, her battles with the U.S. Jewish establishment, or her midnight escape from a potential kidnapping attempt in the personal car of the President of Kyrgyzstan!
Amazing night with Pulitzer Prize-winning former Boston Globe reporter Matt Carroll, who was portrayed by Brian d'Arcy James in the Academy Award-winning film, "Spotlight." Matt talked with the Israeli fellows of Our Generation Speaks about data-driven journalism, the future of media, their OGS ventures, and — most importantly — what your kids say when they find out that you're being portrayed in a major motion picture by the actor who played "the singing Shrek" on Broadway.
My cousin's husband Rafi was stabbed before Shabbat by a Palestinian outside his house in Efrat. B"H he's fine, and so is Shoshana ... a true Chanukah miracle. Here's the interview with him in English.
The kids did a surprisingly good job with their first batch of latkes this year. Best quote from Zev: "Very disappointing that nothing caught on fire this year."
Mazel tov to Mayta, who starred as Joan of Ark in Gann Academy's production of George Bernard Shaw's "St. Joan." Whole cast was amazing.