Hear from Hebrew Teacher Maya Dalzell about what she loves about The Rashi School.
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"I'm Maya and I've been a teacher at Rashi for 14 years. I truly love this school. Our community is warm, open, and loving. The level of instruction is very high, and the education is very innovative. The curriculum is very rich. It integrates Hebrew and English and general studies, social studies, and Jewish studies; general history and the history of the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
"I love to see how our children explore their connection to the Jewish people and to strengthen their bond to the State of Israel. It's beautiful to see how this connection is formed and strengthens throughout the years.
"The success of our graduates starts at a very young age. It starts with the excellent education that they receive here. The students learn to think, to analyze, to read between the lines, make inferences, to ask questions. They learn to take risks while learning. When you teach a subject, each time in a different or new way, it allows the student to think in a more creative way, in a more stimulating way, and therefore in a more meaningful way.
"We truly strive to give the students all the tools that they may need in the future. When they leave, we want them to become leaders: to fulfill themselves and succeed in their own lives.
"The idea of Social Justice at Rashi, it's deeply rooted in the heart of the community. The kids - from a very young age - understand that each and every one of us has the power to improve, to make an impact, and to repair the world in which we live. This culture at Rashi is linked to the words "Justice, justice you shall pursue." The children feel it. From the very young age of Kindergarten, you see their small steps gradually becoming bigger and bigger."