Save the Date for our next Generations Day:
Friday, October 25, 2019
Last Year's Generations Day
Last Generations Day, over 300 grandparents and special friends gathered at Rashi to share an afternoon highlighted by a delightful luncheon, meaningful classroom visits, and two joyful Kabbalat Shabbat services.
Upon their arrival, guests were greeted by Middle School Ambassadors and then enjoyed a delicious luncheon in the gymnasium-turned Chadar Ochel where Interim Head of School Bud Lichtenstein delivered a warm welcome. Following a few words from Rabbi Jodi Seewald Smith, Rashi's second graders helped say the motzi (prayer before eating).
During the luncheon, co-chairs Rosa Kramer Franck and Abby Kramer Mayou, spoke about the impact of an older generation on a younger one. Abby Mayou remembered her own grandparents' immigration from Russia to the United States. Rosa Franck reflected on the reason why she knew Rashi was the right community for her children. "To me," Rosa said, "[sending my kids to Rashi] was about the future of the Jewish people. I wanted my children to have a fluency in Judaism that I felt I never had."
Following lunch, our guests joined students in their classrooms to witness the school in action. Grandparents and special friends sat in on math lessons, art class, discussions of literature and issues of social studies, and explored engineering challenges in science lessons.
And, as we do on every Friday afternoon, students and their visitors enjoyed a slice of challah and attended Kabbalat Shabbat services to wrap up the week. In our Lower School Kabbalat Shabbat, our guests were treated to a Shabbat Showcase: a dance routine by Kesem Katan!