Gann Academy Parlor Meeting for Prospective Families
Sunday, October 7, 4:00-5:30 PM
Open to all! RSVP to Jess Carroll »
This is an exciting fall as all of our 8th grade children are looking towards high school and our 7th graders will be there before we know it next year! As all of us begin this journey with them, we would like to invite you to learn more about Gann Academy. Please join us on Sunday evening, October 6 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at the home of Rebecca and Michael Friedman (address provided upon RSVP) for an opportunity to meet Gann’s new head of school, Dr. Dalia Hochman, a representative of the faculty, and to speak to current Gann students and parents about why you and your child should consider a Gann Academy education. Please bring your 7th and 8th graders! This evening is for them as well as for you.
As many of you know, not only are we proud Rashi parents, but we are also proud Gann parents and (Gann)bassadors. We are thrilled with how our children have thrived at Gann and are looking forward to exploring Gann with our 7th and 8th graders this fall. We know that you and your children may have questions about high school and about Gann as you begin this process. On Oct 6th, you’ll have an opportunity to ask staff, parents and students your questions about the curriculum, community, and any other aspect of the school.
Please confirm your attendance by responding to Jess Carroll (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Oct 1st, and let us know who will be coming. If you have questions about the evening, please contact any one of us!
Michelle, Jess, and Rebecca
Gann Academy Open House
Sunday, October 27, 1:00-4:00 PM
Gann Academy, 333 Forest Street, Waltham, MA
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Are you looking for a school where students are not only smart and ambitious but also happy and kind? Where learning is academically rigorous, but also collaborative? Join the 25+ Temple Beth Elohim students who call Gann Academy home.
At Gann Academy, you’ll find a student body that is passionate about learning and cares deeply about the world and each other. At the Open House, you will connect with current students and faculty, explore our new Innovation Center, and experience why Gann Academy is the school of choice for Jewish teenagers.
Shabbat is a wonderful time for the day school and TBE community to come together. Join us to welcome Shabbat in prayer, song and study. Some Friday evenings, we present a special speaker, have a congregational dinner or celebrate a special occasion. Once a month we host our Thank God It’s Shabbat (TGIS) service featuring our teen-led T’filah Band. On Saturdays, in addition to our full Shabbat service, we offer an intimate minyan and worship service followed by Torah study, as well as monthly Shabbat experiences that connect participants with nature and the arts. Worshippers of all ages are welcome at our services and babysitting is available most Friday evenings. Learn more >>
Holidays bring day school and TBE communities together through programming offered specifically for day school students and families as well as through services and celebration with the broader TBE community. From holiday-centered programming to carnivals to learning opportunities for all ages, there are many ways to celebrate and connect to the holidays at TBE throughout the year. Learn more >>
We all connect to our Jewish identities and tradition in different ways. Where will your Jewish journey take you this year?
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Temple Beth Elohim’s learning programs help our children take their day school experience to the next level as they begin to navigate their Jewish journeys and turn their passions into action. Sifrut (formerly Beit Midrash) provides an opportunity for families with students in grades 4 and 5 to explore their Jewish identities through peer to peer connections and Jewish fiction. Omanut engages students in grades 4 and 5 in exploring the intersection of their own creativity, Jewish learning and the arts. Tagliyot encourages students in grades 4 and 5 to explore, create and discover as they engage in innovative learning experiences and navigate their Jewish journey through the areas of science, technology, engineering, math and design thinking. We celebrate and honor our day school families and their commitment to Jewish learning and living, and encourage their active involvement and participation in grade-based community experiences throughout the year, including: shehechayanu moments marking learning milestones; JELY Jr. (junior youth group programming) with fun, innovative, experiential community building activities; as well as Shabbat dinners for families and students.
Our sixth and seventh graders begin to design the next adventures of their Jewish journeys in our B'Yachad (formerly BM3T) learning program. Students engage in acts of tikkun olam (repairing the world) by identifying their passions and interests and joining one of our Ma’asim Tovim (good works) groups to go out into the community and make a difference. Additionally, our JELY youth group and other special B'Yachad community programming cultivates strong friendships and connections to Jewish identity. Learn more >>
Havayah, the teen community at Temple Beth Elohim, honors post b'nai mitzvah teens as adults in the community and meets the needs of their busy lives by providing many options for engagement. Havayah combines the best of experiential education in a cohesive program that fosters Jewish identity development, community-building, leadership skills and deep connection to Jewish life. From interest-based groups (Chavurot) to leadership positions within the teen community, to Shabbat and Holiday experiences to community social events, teens find their connections to Temple Beth Elohim, and to each other, in a safe, caring, supportive environment. Learn more >>
Parents can shape their Jewish journeys at TBE, too! From classes, Shabbat services, tikkun olam opportunities, meditation, yoga, or our new Binah program, there are so many ways to make connections at TBE. Research shows that making a commitment to a fuller spiritual life will help you become happier, find new meaning, and experience more gratitude in your life. Jewish living and learning at TBE can help you do just that! Learn more >>