Hip-Hop Haggadah



Hip-Hop Haggadah

Published in ReligionNews.Com, April 17, 2019

Hip-Hop Haggadah celebrates Jewish roots with a beat
April 17, 2019

(Our very own Head of School, Daniel R. Weiss, is quoted below about Bible Rap’s visit to Bornblum)

Matt Bar, left, and Ali …

A Strategic Plan for Your Seder



A Strategic Plan for Your Seder

by Daniel R. Weiss

Harvard Business School professor David J. Collis, in his book Thinking Strategically, identifies seven steps in strategic thinking: 1. Seeing the big picture, 2. Articulating strategic objectives, 3. Identifying relationships, patterns, and trends, 4. Getting creative, …

Mid-South Memories



Mid-South Memories

Published in The Commercial Appeal, March 22, 2019

On March 22, 1991, Air Force Sergeant Mark Steinsiek visited then Solomon Schechter Day School of Memphis (now Bornblum Jewish Community School) to teach fifth grade students about his experiences in Operation …

The Positives of Sacrifice



The Positives of Sacrifice

by Daniel R. Weiss

This past week, together with Abby Felsenthal, our Director of Admissions and Programming, Marc Sorin, our Bornblum Board President, and Rachel Phelps, our Board Secretary, I attended the Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools conference in …

Becoming a Hedgehog



Becoming a Hedgehog

by Daniel R. Weiss

“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing”. Known as the “Hedgehog Concept”, this idea, based on an ancient Greek parable, is often used in organizations to help find success by focusing …

Gathering the Pieces



Gathering the Pieces

by Daniel R. Weiss

Last week I referred to the shoulder straps that were part of the Kohen Gadol’s clothing. The shoulder straps held the Choshen (breastplate) in place. On each shoulder strap were the names of the 12 tribes. …

Embers



Embers

by Daniel R. Weiss

A man once went to his rabbi and demanded that the rabbi make him a Kohen. The rabbi replied that such a request was impossible. The man begged, offering him millions of dollars in endowment money …