Rashi’s kindergarten through eighth grade students are academically motivated and committed to improving their world. They are capable, confident, self-aware learners who take on leadership roles in educational settings and social justice opportunities in their communities. At The Rashi School, we're always inspiring more.
Now, at The Rashi School, she tells the story of her experience whenever she gets the chance. When inquisitive students visit her office, she’ll tell them of the people she met and the work she did. When the school’s annual philanthropic fundraiser, Tamchui, was looking for organizations to highlight, she nominated Klinik Jubilee—and the students raised $3,242 for the facility.
Help is available for people struggling with organizing their first-ever virtual seder, said JulieSue Goldwasser of Needham, who is putting together a Zoom celebration with the parent-teacher organization at the Rashi School, a Reform Jewish independent school in Dedham. They’re expecting about 50 families, 20 of whom will have speaking roles. They have a song leader and a Rashi seventh-grader who has agreed to screen-share his virtual Haggadah, the Passover text. Anyone, even people without a connection to the school, is welcome to join in the celebration.
While classrooms and whiteboards may have changed to laptops and living rooms, some parts of Rashi will never change. We continue to maintain a learning community that models our shared core values and ensures that everyone feels connected and cared for.
Global warming is real and the climate is changing—and in Churchill, Manitoba, on the Hudson Bay in Canada, research scientists and citizen scientists come together to understand. They are here to collect data. Deborah Berlin ’11 is one such citizen. Berlin teaches sixth grade science in Dedham, MA, at a Reform Jewish independent school with climate change built into the curriculum.