As we return to school with air washed clean and hearts warmed by a Thanksgiving meal shared with family and friends, I think of the vital role that gratitude has in Jewish prayer and tradition. Perhaps most striking is the morning prayer that we say together each morning in school T'fillah, modeh ani which means I thank you. Beginning each day in gratitude is tremendously powerful as we humbly acknowledge the profound impact of others. Whether we are thanking God, our parents, our teachers, or our children, we value the vital connection we have one with another.
With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, I challenge each of us not only to begin each morning in thanks but to keep the spirit of gratitude in the forefront as we navigate each day.
Interim Head of School
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