The Importance of a Jewish Education in Today’s Complex World

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Dear Families, As I process the recent events in Israel, I’m reminded of the importance of a Jewish education in today’s complex world. Watching the global Jewish community unite in solidarity and grapple with nuanced issues during these challenging times, I’ve been observing firsthand the role a Gann education plays in shaping students’ identities. From wrestling […]

We Stand with Israel

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Dear members of the Gann community,  We join the Boston Jewish community and Jews around the world in expressing our profound horror, sadness, and grief over the devastating events in Israel this weekend. Many Gann families, faculty, and staff have deep connections to victims as well as to Israeli soldiers and reservists. We have Gann […]

Limmud, Community Learning Block

This week, during Limmud, our community learning block on Tuesdays, our 10th-grade class embarked on a two-part series with TribeTalk. This series aims to explore how to recognize and respond to antisemitism. It focuses on helping students identify antisemitism through verbal, written, and image prompts. Additionally, it delves into the origins of antisemitism, its historical […]

Farm to Table

The Gann Farm now features a wood-fired, clay oven to be used in “Farm to Table Holidays Practicum!” A timber-frame shed makes a home for the oven, using local Eastern White Pine wood, the same as the nearby trees on the farm.  

Halachic Process

Last weekend, students in “Halachic Process” module competed at the Maimonides Moot Court High School Competition just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. This competition begins with a lively Shabbaton for the 130 participants, before culminating in a Jewish ethics debate. Gann Academy sent two teams last weekend, and one of them came back as champions in […]

U.S. History

In our 11th grade United States History class, Gann History teacher Laura Michel uses the writings of James Madison to teach students how to think critically about today’s political issues. She asked her students to determine how Madison would feel about prevalent issues in American politics today. “People use and misuse history in a lot […]

Mock Trial

For the first time in Gann history, Mock Trial won the state championships! On Tuesday, March 28, our team competed against Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School, winning the title of first place in the entire state. On the road to victory, they also beat other top schools like Newton North, and Malden Catholic, last year’s winner.