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Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
As a child growing up Montreal, I was a tried and true Expos fan. I have early memories of attending games at the Big O with my parents and brothers rooting for the home team. As a young parent, I took my 4 year old son for a day at the Stadium - just by virtue of the fact that this day cost me 8 dollars (I cannot even imagine what that would get me at Rogers Centre today) from parking to souvenir baseball, I knew baseball's days in Montreal were numbered. When we moved to Toronto, baseball... Read More
Posted on Monday, August 21, 2017
Today we will witness a rare event, a total solar eclipse. For those in the path of totality as well as partially for others, it will bring darkness, temperature drop and animal activity usually reserved for sunset. Throughout the millennia many have viewed an eclipse as a bad omen, harbinger of doom and the beginning of a darkness that would last forever. Even in the Jewish tradition, where awe-inspiring phenomena (i.e. a comet or shooting star) merit the recitation of a blessing, many rabbis... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Parents have a desire to provide the very best education for their children. A Jewish education can do just that. North American Jewry is in a crisis of continuity and its future depends extensively on the ability of the current generation to enhance Jewish identity in the coming generation. Studies confirm that a Jewish day school education can be the most effective and impactful way to increase Jewish identity. Jewish day school graduates are more connected both to their local communities... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017
​ To Ellen Chaikof ‘80, December 13, 2016 marked the end of her term as president of the TanenbaumCHAT Board of Directors. To the school community, it marked the end of an era comprised of 15 years full of dedicated service. Ellen, a litigator and employment lawyer by trade, has been a board member since 2005. During that time, Ellen served as Chair of TanenbaumCHAT’s Personnel Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee before beginning her term as President in 2014. Ellen’s... Read More