Website | Grade Levels 2-8 will learn about this organization Mission: brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life.
Website | Grade Levels 5-8 will learn about this organization Mission: dedicated to transforming the lives of runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth through safe, supportive, and encouraging relationships and effective and innovative services that guide them toward self-sufficiency.
Leket is all about rescuing food that has been grown or made but will not be eaten. How can you make sure that less or even no food goes to waste in your home?
Who do you think feel happier, the people who collect the food for Leket or those who receive the food from Leket? Why?
Sit together as a family and come up with a few recipes that you can make with fruits or vegetables that don’t look so good but still taste yummy.
What do you think it would be like to be a teenager who, after having trouble getting enough food to eat, now has a meal that they can count on each day at school and a group of people to eat with?
What do you think would make other countries interested in doing a program like Leket? How could other countries start similar programs? What challenges would they face?
Inquire locally: what do local restaurants, hotels, corporate food courts, and chains do with their leftover food at the end of the day?
For those who have a bar or bat mitzvah coming up, what can you do to reduce wasted food at your party?
What is food rescue and why is it so important? What are the benefits of food rescue?
We learned that almost half of the food in the United States goes right into the garbage. Do you think half of the food in your home is wasted? What can you do at home to reduce wasted food?
How is the environment affected by wasted food? How does food rescue help the environment?
In Israel, there are children who go to school for a full day with no food. Can you imagine going a full day with no food? How do you think this affects their mood? Their ability to learn? To socialize?
One of the factors considered when choosing an organization for the Rashi Purim Tamchui project is the impact that a donation from our fund might have. For the kids in Boston who benefit from having free, new clothes to wear when they need it, Rashi's work with Catie's Closet meant a world of difference. Below is a thank you note from Catie's Closet's Executive Director, Mickey Cockrell.
Each year, we ask members of our kehillah (community) to contribute to the Rashi Purim Tamchui Fund, which is a fund collected especially for our students to allocate, according to their choosing, between our five honored organizations.
Some of our Grade 8 students had the opportunity to interview the Tamchui Representatives as part of Education Week. The representatives spent the day talking to students, discussing their organization and inspiring all they met.