The Class of 2024’s California Adventure

As our seniors’ week-long trip to the West Coast wrapped up this week, they reflected on the memorable experience of exploring the Jewish community and the rich Jewish culture of Los Angeles. Over the past week, they stayed at Camp Alonim in Simi Valley, California, and traveled to various locations in California. Their California adventure […]

myIsrael 2024

After an unforgettable 10-day journey to Israel, our seniors returned home yesterday. This year’s myIsrael program immersed our students in connection and reflection. The trip balanced the important moments of joy and wonder (Ein Gedi, the archaeological history of the Old City, sunset on the beach in Tel-Aviv) with experiences where our students were able to bear […]

Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut: Commemorating the State of Israel at Gann

Our Gann community came together this week to commemorate two significant days on the Jewish calendar – Yom HaZikaron, Israeli Memorial Day, and Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. These events marked a transition from solemn remembrance to joyful celebration. We mourned fallen soldiers and victims of terror and acknowledged the plight of the hostages, while […]

World Languages Students Explore Immigration Laws

The week of April 15, multiple world language classes traveled with World Languages faculty, Elena Morgan and Michelle Langwieder, to the Rian Immigrant Center, Boston’s welcome center for immigrants and refugees, in Boston for a deep dive into immigration. Students met with two immigration attorneys at Rian who shared insights on immigration law, the immigration process, challenges many […]

Chag Sameach from Gann!

Today, our 9th grade students organized a Seder Fair, drawing inspiration from their Jewish Studies classes. Each student crafted presentations focusing on various aspects of the Passover story and Passover traditions, with the aim of educating the Gann community about the roots of Pesach. As we approach Passover, we hold the hostages and their families […]

Gann Commemorates Yom HaShoah

On Monday, May 6 the Gann community solemnly observed Yom HaShoah with a student-led ‘Tekkes’, a commemorative ceremony in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Throughout the event, students paid tribute in various ways, including heartfelt poems and musical performances led by both students and faculty. One reading in particular reflected on a compelling anecdote of […]

Leaving Gaza Forever Changed: Testimony from Injured IDF Soldiers

On April 10, our student-led Heifers for Israel Club warmly welcomed two Israeli soldiers, Lior and Yuval, who sustained injuries during their service in the ongoing conflict in Gaza. They participated in a lunchtime learning session open to all students, faculty, and staff, and engaged in insightful discussions with several Hebrew classes. Lior, who was […]

Join Us for our Inaugural Alumni Day!

We are delighted to invite you to our Inaugural Alumni Day! Join us for an afternoon filled with nostalgia, reconnecting with old friends, and celebrating the shared memories that shaped your unique high school journeys. New Jew and Gann alumni, alumni parents, and current and former faculty and staff are all welcome. Bring your partners […]

Gann Celebrates Purim!

On Monday, March 25 Gann community kicked off the week with our annual Purim celebration! Joy filled the halls as students, faculty, and staff wore their Purim best. Following our student spiel led by the 11th grade, we moved into our Purim carnival run by the 9th grade and our 12th grade Ozos. Students enjoyed games, […]

An Inside Look at Red Curtain Drama Club’s Anything Goes

Mazel tov to our Red Curtain Drama Club (RCDC) on their incredible production of Anything Goes! The dedicated cast and crew executed multiple performances and shared an in-school preview with all of Gann’s students, faculty, and staff, providing insight into the months of hard work invested in the production. The members of the Anything Goes cast and […]