Barry Shrage to Join Rashi Board of Trustees

The Rashi School is pleased to announce that Barry Shrage, who is stepping down from his role as CEO and President of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), will join The Rashi School Board of Trustees. Barry, a highly respected leader widely recognized for his tireless support of Jewish education and social justice programs, will officially become part of the Rashi board in August 2018. “We are … Continue reading Barry Shrage to Join Rashi Board of Trustees

The Rashi School 2018 Tikkun Alum Honoree: Liza Comart

Hi, my name is Liza Comart and I currently work at a refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece called Pipka. At Rashi, repairing the world is not a project, it’s a lifestyle. The refugee camp run by Lesvos Solidarity is designated for the most vulnerable population, so that includes pregnant women, families with many small children, and people with disabilities. At Pipka, I work at a … Continue reading The Rashi School 2018 Tikkun Alum Honoree: Liza Comart

Rashi Alumni Make Use of Their Network

Rashi alumni in the Boston area had the opportunity to meet with Board member David Frankel, and parent of Erin (Rashi ’26), Noa (Rashi ’26), Raquel (Rashi ’21), and Danielle (Rashi ’18) for an evening of networking in Cambridge on February 15. David opened the roundtable discussion by taking the alumni on his personal and professional journeys, from when (still in his twenties!) he co-founded … Continue reading Rashi Alumni Make Use of Their Network

The Rashi School 2018 Annual Dinner

On Wednesday, May 16, more than 475 guests attended The Rashi School’s 2018 Annual Dinner at our new venue, the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel. This year’s dinner honored Heidi and Lew Pearlson (parents of Harrison ’14 and Joshua ’17) with the Kehillah Award in recognition of their leadership and ongoing commitment to Rashi and the Greater Boston Jewish community.   With poise and confidence, our Eighth Graders took … Continue reading The Rashi School 2018 Annual Dinner

Math Olympiad Team Earns High Award

Rashi’s 4th, 5th and 6th graders competed as a team in this year’s Math Olympiad competition. Collectively, they earned the Highest Team Achievement award to honor their being among the top 10% of all teams in the Elementary School division. The Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS) is an international organization that tests nearly 170,000 participants from 6,000 teams worldwide. “Every Rashi 4th, … Continue reading Math Olympiad Team Earns High Award

Why Don’t Schools Teach Children Morality and Empathy?

The Atlantic recently published a blog post posing the question “Why don’t schools teach children morality and empathy?” citing an increased attention to Common Core standards and their corresponding tests as well as an decreased focus on religious studies in public schools. “For many American students who have attended a public school at some point since 2002, standardized-test preparation and narrowly defined academic success has been the unstated, … Continue reading Why Don’t Schools Teach Children Morality and Empathy?

100 Things to Bless Every Day

This past April, during t’filla (daily prayer), our kindergarten students learned that the rabbis teach us that we should thank G-d and find 100 things to bless EACH DAY. One of the first t’fillot that the kindergarten students learned were the Morning Blessings – sometimes referred to as the “miracles of the day.” Every Monday, students were invited to individually share a thank you to G-d. It … Continue reading 100 Things to Bless Every Day

14 Interesting Questions to Spark Conversation at Your Seder

Today, our Middle School Rabbi, Sharon Clevenger asked her students to write one question, in the spirit of Passover, that they think would provoke interesting conversation at their Seders. The exercise sparked an interesting, inspiring, and impressive conversation in the classroom. Now, we share them with you so you can see what our Middle Schoolers are thinking about and to invite you to ask your own … Continue reading 14 Interesting Questions to Spark Conversation at Your Seder