Faith’s Story

I am one of the “oldies” at Beth David Congregation.  My parents moved to the Roads section of Miami, when I was ten years old, to be within walking distance of a shul.  Little did we know then how important a part this synagogue would play in our lives.  It...

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Gabriela’s Story

I was born and raised in Mexico City, where the Jewish community is tightly knit. Growing up surrounded by friends and family gave me a strong sense of self, and deep connection to my Jewish heritage. I came to the US as a college student, never imagining I would be...

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Daniel’s Story

A few days ago I saw my son Moshe, 6 years old, defending a smaller kid being screamed by one of Moshe’s good friends. He stood between them and pushed his own friend away from the scared little kid. He decided and understood that what was going on was wrong....

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Lisa’s Story

My family came to the Gordon School in 2010 when our daughter joined the Playgroup as a baby.  She had just learned to walk and barely had any hair.  Two of her classmates from that time remain among her best friends today.  At the time, we chose the Gordon School...

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Tony’s Story

As I went through the motions of putting our daughter Danielle to sleep, I realized how much she has been able to learn by being a part of the Gordon School.  I pictured what she would be like today if we had not enrolled her in school and though I’m...

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Phil’s Story

He was 18 months old. With a big smile, his small hand gripped mine as we walked into The Gordon School Early Childhood Center for this first day of school. His backpack was bigger than his back. He was wearing a favorite superhero t-shirt and holding his favorite toy truck....

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Lisa’s Story

Our second daughter was born in New York and we moved back to Miami just days before she turned 1 year old.  Our oldest daughter was 2 years old, and had been attending a wonderful school in New Jersey from the time she was 17 months old.  We contacted a...

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