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 […]

Shabbat Shalom!

students wearing gann gear

Gann had an epic first week back at school, kicking off the school year with new friends, a senior retreat, and forever memories!  On Wednesday, we welcomed our largest student body ever—over 350 students!—for the first day of classes. To celebrate the morning, the Student Council passed out free lemonade and class-specific bracelets for students. […]

Inspiring Authors Visit “Creative Writing”

Acclaimed author Hanna Halperin—who wrote “Something Wild” and “I Could Live Here Forever”—visited Gann on Monday to discuss her writing process, how the publishing industry works, and answer any other questions our students had.   Halperin began her day at Gann with a lunchtime talk in the library, organized by Library Media Specialist Sarah Feldman. […]

Mixing Science, History, and Art

In “Darkroom Techniques” with Art Teacher Maya Wainhaus, students learn the science of art while engaging in historical creative practices. Throughout their time in this class, students become masters of darkroom photography, completing every step of the lengthy developing and printing process with ease. Stepping into the Darkroom lab feels like entering another world. A […]

Storytelling Through Art

student in art room

“I love that this project gives me a chance to step out of my comfort zone a little,” said Lexi ‘24. “I’m relating my real life to my art, and I’ve always wanted to do that.” In Art Teacher Natalya Bernstein’s “Art + Activism” course, students are making projects inspired by William Kentridge and Swoon. […]

Coding with ChatGPT 

Smiley face graphic on computer

“ChatGPT can be like a personal tutor if you use it correctly,” explained STEAM Teacher Casey Moden. “In the case of coding, you can learn from it by asking specific questions that lead to customized follow-up.” In his “CS I: Object-Oriented Programming” course, Mr. Moden is teaching his students how to effectively use ChatGPT, an […]

Gann Moot Beit Din Becomes Back-to-Back Champions!

Moot Beit Din

Last weekend, students in Rabbi Hillel Greene’s “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 […]