Dear Friends,

In my first year as Head of School, I have been both astounded and inspired by the entire Gann community–the creativity, the flexibility, the optimism, the entrepreneurialism, the passion, the extraordinary hard work, and the Jewish response during an unprecedented time.

Another dynamic school year has come to a close at Forest Street, and Gann Academy is poised to continue to educate, inspire, and empower intellectually confident, passionately engaged, ethically responsible Jews.

Our families, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters shined stronger than ever, quickly adapting to a new way of life, as Gann transformed to a leading model of virtual education, all while retaining the Jewish Neshama (soul) of our school.

In this report, you’ll get an intimate look at some of the inspirational stories of Gann and how philanthropic support enables us to deliver our mission of creating a vibrant Jewish future and building a world where human dignity flourishes. Our Annual Report celebrates our generous supporters who have made Gann the premiere pluralistic high school in New England. This year’s $1.6 million of support, including both the Gann Annual Fund and the Gann Cares Campaign, brought our mission and vision to life for more than 270 students.

We have more ahead of us, for sure. But as Rabbi Tarfon said, “You are not required to complete the task, yet you are not free to desist from it.”

Thank you for your commitment to this special school. I look forward to continuing our essential work this upcoming year. Together, we ignite possibilities.

Dalia Hochman, Ph.D.
Head of School
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