What makes a family a family? This was the essential question that launched our Grade 1 Family Unit. While we agreed that we are all part of a family, we also agreed that families can be similar and different, and that's a wonderful thing! As we started recording their ideas, students realized that there are so many ways to describe what makes a family a family.
More than 300 grandparents and special friends gathered at Rashi on Friday, October 25 to share an afternoon highlighted by a luncheon, meaningful classroom visits with students, and joyful Kabbalat Shabbat services.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the perfect times to establish family traditions. At The Rashi School, we challenge our kindergarten through eighth grade students to imagine how they can commemorate these holidays in a way that is distinctive to their families.
As the fifth-period bell rang, middle school students settled into their seats while teachers and staff enveloped the back of the crowded room. Everyone waited attentively for the speaker, David Miller, PhD, to begin his presentation. The topic: climate change.
This year, the third- and fourth-grade choir worked hard on their singing, their choral skills, blending their voices in beautiful harmony while listening to each other, playing many different instruments, dancing together, choreographing their dances, and more.
Dena and Michael Rashes have been part of the Rashi community for fifteen years and counting. They have remained committed to providing a rigorous secular education infused with deep Jewish values for their four children. This is their story ...
One fall afternoon, Hallie Gauch, a seventh-grader at The Rashi School, met a woman for lunch named Qwin (pronounced Queen), an immigrant from Uganda. The circumstances that brought them together were unexpected: a Torah portion, a rabbi, and the ADL.
During their earliest visits, Ena often drifted into English, then Spanglish, then back to Spanish. But with each visit, and with the onward march of dementia, Ena was inclined to speak less English and more of her native language.