Critical Minds, Compassionate Hearts

The Limud Celebration

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 6:30 - 10:00 PM
Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley MA

The Limud Celebration is an annual festive social gathering of our entire community. Parents, grandparents, alumni families, friends, faculty, and staff join together to celebrate one of Rashi's core values, Limud (teaching and learning). This event is attended by more than 300 guests and benefits Rashi's Annual Campaign which has a direct impact on our students and faculty every year.

Collecting Gently-Loved Books

In honor of Jessica Solomon, our Limud Award honoree, we are collecting gently-loved books to donate to Cradles to Crayons and the Newton Food Pantry.
 
Bring your gently-loved books to Rashi between November 26-29. Donation location to be determined.

Guidelines: 
  • We are seeking children's books: picture or chapter.
  • Please, no religious/holiday references, no family references (ie. "My Daddy and Me"), no places, (ie. "All About Rhode Island".
  • We ask that the books are in good condition - no rips, frayed pages, etc.

This Year's Limud Award Honoree

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  • Jessica Solomon

    Jessica is in her 13th year as a faculty member at The Rashi School, working as a lead teacher in a third grade classroom.
     
    Over the course of her tenure, she has been a member of several curriculum review committees, including Social Studies, Science, and SEL. She has worked for Brandeis University as a mentor in their DeLeT program, helped to facilitate Mitzvah Makers, chaperoned the 7th grade trip to Washington D.C., organized the school’s annual Community Seder, and founded the Rashi book club. She also teaches the annual Red Cross Babysitters Training Course offered to middle school students.
     
    Her innovative classroom ambassador program was the inspiration behind the current Admissions Ambassador initiative, which has played a powerful role in introducing prospective families and staff members to the school community. In her teaching, Jessica demonstrates a strong commitment to both social justice and personalized education. She is currently the teacher leader of the JBlend Team.
     
    Outside of school, Jessica has pursued opportunities as an advocate and mentor. She directed Cambridge Adventure Day Camp for five years, works at Eisner Summer Camp (URJ EISNER CAMP) as a senior member of the Community Care Team, and frequently publishes articles related to parenting and education on a wide variety of websites.
     
    Additionally, Jessica is the proud Rashi parent of a current 2nd and 4th grader, appreciative of the opportunity to experience the rigor and breadth of the curriculum from a different vantage point.

    Her practice is a reflection of both her personal and professional commitments to the school, evolving constantly in response to the needs of Rashi families and students, past, present, and future.

    Jessica is a graduate of Phillips Andover Academy and the Mountain School of Milton Academy. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College in 2001, and went on to receive an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Lesley University in 2006.