What can we learn & understand about important events in history by stepping into the shoes of another person?
Please join us on Tuesday, January 15th, as we examine themes of fairness, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement and what it was like to grow up during that time through the lens of the story The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson. On that morning, students and their families will delve into the story and step into the shoes of Clover and Annie, two young girls, and imagine what it might have felt like to have a fence that runs between their backyards. Also families will have an opportunity to creatively discover similarities & differences between them & create a first grade welcoming fence.
Learn about best practices in education and the changing nature of Jewish identity in America from Barry Shrage, current Rashi board member, professor at Brandeis University, and immediate past President of Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
Bud Lichtenstein, Interim Head of The Rashi School, who has served as a Head of School for twenty-five years, will give an overview of elementary education in a K-8 school and models that have proven successful based on children's different learning styles.
This will help you on your journey as parents, on your quest to find the best schools and educators for your children, and will give you some tools to use to connect your children to the Jewish community as they begin to build their own Jewish identities.
Breakfast will be served. Feel free to stay for a tour.