Critical Minds, Compassionate Hearts

The Limud Celebration 2016

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.

The 2016 Limud Celebration

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  • This Year's Honoree: Stephanie Rotsky

    When you look at Rashi’s core values, tzedek (justice) is front and center. It is part of everything we do and is instilled in the identity of the children who come through our doors. 

    Parshat Shoftim gives us the mandate, tzedek tzedek tirdof (justice, justice shall you pursue)! There is one individual in our community that pushes us every day to do just that, to find justice and chase after it. For the past 29 years, first as a classroom teacher, and then as the Rashi Social Justice Coordinator, Stephanie Rotsky has shared her caring heart and her true belief that no matter how old one is they can truly change the world.

    “Stephanie inspires our students, families, and staff. She helps us to know that we all have power to heal the world. Her love, dedication, enthusiasm and commitment are contagious. She always has time to hear the hopes of a child, to partner is the classroom, and to inspire families to walk a path of righteousness,” says Rashi School Rabbi, Jodi Seewald Smith. 

    When the position of Social Justice Coordinator was institutionalized, so were the ideas that were at the center of the Rashi founders: a vision for the school that Rashi would have a culture and consciousness centered on tikkun olam (repairing the world), and tzedek (justice). When Stephanie Rotsky was chosen as the school’s Social Justice Coordinator, that vision was turned into action. Stephanie became the head of a team of teachers, administrators, parents, and grandparents who were all committed to nurture children’s instinct to do good in the world. Since that time, thousands of lives have been changed for the better.

    Mazel tov (congratulations) to Stephanie, her wife Rabbi Sandi Intraub, her son Ilan, and her entire family on the well-deserved honor of being this year’s Limud Award recipient.
Todah Rabah - Many Thanks!

Thanks to you, the fifth annual Limud Celebration was a great success!

Your generous support of this event benefits Rashi's 2017 Annual Campaign and has a direct and immediate impact on our students and programs. Thank you!

The Rashi community extends a heartfelt thank you to Event Co-chairs: Mary Beth Landrum & David Cutler, Jacqueline Hart & Robert Trestan, and Kara & Brandon Westerling; the Event Committee members; and our many wonderful volunteers.

If you couldn't make it to the event, it's not too late to make a tribute in honor of our Limud Award recipient, Stephanie Rotsky and the spectacular faculty at Rashi.