Gil Perl

Reflecting on Jewish Education

Silvrback blog imageHere are some thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing the field of Jewish Education that I recently shared with the Jewish Education Experience podcast:

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August 27, 2021

The Berachot of Kalev

A Farewell Message to the Students of Kohelet Yeshiva High School

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June 04, 2021

Ephraim, Menashe & The Iron Dome

Divrei Torah and Divrei Chizuk for Parshat Bamidbar

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May 14, 2021

A Strategic Reset for Day School Finances

Based on a forthcoming paper in the Azrieli Papers: Post COVID Chinuch vol. 2


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March 22, 2021

Why is This Purim Different?

An Open Letter to the Jewish Community

This is the text of a letter I sent to our school community yesterday, on the eve of our second Purim of the COVID era.  If you think it can be helpful for your community, feel free to share it with others:


February 24, 2021
12 Adar, 5781
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February 25, 2021

Praying for the Welfare of Our Government

Reflections on the storming of the capitol

The following is a letter I sent to our school community on Thursday of this week, reflecting on the chaos that had ensued in our capitol the day before:  


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January 7, 2021
23 Tevet, 5781

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January 08, 2021

The Making of Modern Judaism Part III

Neo-Orthodoxy and the Legacy of Rav Hirsch

This is was the third of a three part lecture series I recently gave through the Young Israel of Teaneck on the Making of Modern Judaism:

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December 23, 2020