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In Conversation with JMS Co-Head of School Alene Arnold

Alene Arnold, Co-Head of Jewish Middle School 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School leadership is one of the most meaningful variables that impacts learning. A school leader can develop instruction and curriculum, cultivate leadership, shape a school’s environment, and foster a vision of s…

Beit Miriam students bring lights of Hanukkah to Park Manor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Judith Saks

Sixth and seventh grade students at West End Synagogue’s Beit Miriam School brought Hanukkah lights and cheer to the residents of Park Manor in December. Accompanied by Cantor Sara Levine on guitar, the students sang Hanukkah and other…

Dear Esther January 2022

Dear Esther, 

I am a grandparent of 8 grandchildren and have always had a close relationship with all of them.  Recently one of our grandchildren no longer wants to give hugs, sit on our laps, or have any physical affection from us.  This grandchild is 8 years old and has always bee…

Jewish Bluegrass Band Nefesh Mountain Closes out Hanukkah Tour

Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg, otherwise known as Nefesh Mountain, closed out their 2021 Hanukkah Tour at City Winery in Nashville. Performing Hanukkah hits by Woody Guthrie, as well as original music, with some James Taylor thrown in, the group played to a packed house. The Jewish Fede…

Kvetch in the City January 2022

Last year, as in many years prior, I made a concerted effort to start the secular New Year off with at least an attempt at resolutions. There’s always the required resolution of losing weight. Last year, I believe, I actually made a resolution to not complain so much. What was I thinki…

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