BSM Blog: Behind the Shield

I’ve always fancied myself a nomad. Before teaching, I enjoyed the challenge of mastering a job to then move on to the next. From broadcasting booths to business meetings, I’ve experienced an array of working environments in different fields. Even as a teacher, I had the pleasure of representing a...
In the spring of 2017, in connection with our upcoming move from Chicago to the Twin Cities, our family began exploring high school options for our son Peter. We started in a typical fashion, researching schools online and talking to numerous admissions offices. In March, we scheduled shadow visits...
The BSM community celebrates an all-school Mass
During this season of giving, we are grateful for all who choose to support BSM. Donations, both large and small, fill in what is needed beyond tuition to meet our yearly operating budget. In addition, donations allow BSM to do more for our students. We can add new curriculum, increase our learning...
Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is one of my favorite stories. Many of you who have read it know that the Grinch does all in his power to take away the spirit of Christmas. However, we also know that in taking the trees, ornaments, food, and presents, he fails in his attempt because he...
This year is the first time that Biomed III has been offered at BSM. It is the last of the cumulative series of Biomedical classes, and it is much different than the past two courses. The class is research based, and if anyone knows anything about research, there’s a lot that could go wrong. So...
We first began working with one another through the Knight Errant. Ashley captured photos and Andrew laid out pages for the school publication. Our passion for making stories come to life was a major building block for the beginning of our relationship and still is one year later, as we celebrate...
November and December are the months of the year that bring Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas in rapid succession. The number of family get-togethers is unmatched during this time of year, and each has its own traditions. Games, feasts, prayers, conversations, and shopping seem to be mainstays in...
Rabbi O at the Interfaith Prayer Service 2017
I felt deeply honored and humbled the first time I was referred to as “the Benilde-St. Margaret’s rabbi.” It was initially in jest, but there was an undertone of truth in those words. The students, administration and faculty knew me, not because of my name or my role at Beth El, but because of the...

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