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 […]
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 […]
Standing Together: The Gann Community’s Educational and Social-Action Initiatives in Solidarity with Israel
The Gann community has been deeply impacted by the violent and baseless attacks on innocent children and civilians in Israel. This week, we have come together as a community to reflect, process, and express solidarity and support for Israel. Many Gann students, families, faculty, and alumni rallied at Boston Common on Monday to show their […]
This week, members of the Gann community gathered at Boston Logan Airport in a powerful display of solidarity, expressing their support for Israeli families and army reservists returning to Israel. The reservists were about to board their flight to Tel Aviv, joining 360,000 Israeli citizens summoned to serve in the Israeli military. Our dedicated students […]
Dear Friends, Many of us engage in strategic planning as part of our professional lives. We gather in a conference room or retreat off-site for a few days. We spend time articulating a vision for the future and then plan backwards, mapping out how we can achieve that vision. Why is it that in our […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.