Dvar Torah


Including Every Individual



Including Every Individual

by Daniel R. Weiss, Head of School

At Bornblum, we are a school that believes that each child must be taught in a method that is conducive to their social/emotional and educational growth. We recognize that no two students are …

A Life of Service and Gratitude



A Life of Service and Gratitude

by Daniel R. Weiss, Head of School

This week, we celebrated those members of our Jewish community and school community who have bravely served our country. We invited veterans to join us at school for a Veterans Day program. Our …

The Making of Mentsches



The Making of Mentsches

by Daniel R. Weiss, Head of School

Courage. Honor. Curiosity. Leadership. Achievement. Tradition. Kindness. Wisdom. These are words that have been repeated often in my Weekly Wisdom. They are words that are repeated daily throughout the hallways of our school. …

Rolling Right Along



Rolling Right Along

by Daniel R. Weiss, Head of School

Over the course of the past week, our students have visited organizations throughout the Memphis Jewish Community to help celebrate the holiday of Sukkot. Our students went to the Memphis Jewish Home and …

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead



Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

by Daniel R. Weiss, Head of School

The weather is FINALLY turning cooler and our fifth and eighth grade students took to the outdoors yesterday to build our school Sukkah. It is such a festive time at school, knowing that …

Filling Our Pouches



Filling Our Pouches

by Daniel R. Weiss, Head of School

A few weeks ago, we distributed a small green zippered pouch to each of our students with the words, “Illuminate Your World with Tzedakah” printed on it. These pouches, which conveniently attach to …

An Apple a Day



An Apple a Day

If you’ve gotten to know me at all, you know I appreciate a good play on words! So, here are a few gems for your consideration. At Bornblum we have no bad apples. No one upsets the apple cart. We …

Be Curious



Be Curious

A scene from the 1986 movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off illustrates how we can see individuality within a bigger picture. The scene takes place in the art museum and Bueller’s best friend Cameron Frye is struck by one particular picture …

Carry on My Fragile Son



Carry on My Fragile Son

by Daniel R. Weiss

Last night more than 250 people came to Bornblum for a seminar led by Grace McLaren of First Responder Coaching. With a desire to learn ways to help those in our lives who are fragile, we …

Our Pursuit



Our Pursuit

by Daniel R. Weiss

This week in our Torah Portion, Shoftim, we read the words, צדק צדק תרדף, “Justice, Justice you should pursue”. The word צדק, defined in this instance as “justice” may also mean “righteousness”. It is also the …