It's been quite a week. We began with a moving theatrical performance for the women of our community put on by our Girls High School. The performance, entitled Chana's Prayer, combined Torah learning, theater, music, and song in, what I am told, was quite a moving event.
Our Boys High School participated in its first Global Learning Initiative this week. A service of Yeshiva University's Center for the Jewish Future, the GLI program brings the knowledge and expertise of YU's most respected faculty to both students and faculty throughout the country via video conferencing. This week our boys heard a shiur from Rabbi Kenneth Brander, dean of the CJF. It was quite remarkable to watch him sit in a chair in Manhattan and interact with our kids in Memphis, with kids in Seatle, and kids in Cleveland - all at the same time. Next week both our boys and our girls will hear shiurim on Sukkot from Rabbi Mayer Twersky, one of YU's esteemed Roshei Yeshiva.