The War With Grandpa: Raising our Consciousness about Elders and Examining Stereotypes and Myths

by Stephanie Rotsky, Social Justice Coordinator Eight years ago, The Rashi School made an intentional move to build our school on the NewBridge campus to be part of a multi-generational community. Its move was, in part, inspired by Rashi’s longstanding relationship with Hebrew Rehab in Roslindale – one that began over 20 years ago by five second-grade students and their families with the Mitzvah Makers … Continue reading The War With Grandpa: Raising our Consciousness about Elders and Examining Stereotypes and Myths

When explaining tragedy to children, What would Mr. Rogers Say?

What Would Mr. Rogers Say? Since Fred Rogers’ death in 2003, this question comes up regularly when tragedies and difficult topics arise that leave people reeling: What would Mr. Rogers say? It has not been lost on many that the tragedy at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue happened in the very neighborhood where Mr. Rogers lived and filmed his television show – Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. And so, … Continue reading When explaining tragedy to children, What would Mr. Rogers Say?

Encouraging Growth Mindset in Our Children

by Jennifer Blum, Head of the Upper School The beginning of the school year is an important time to help students establish a growth mindset about their abilities and about who they are as young people and leaders in our world. At Rashi, we want all of our students to think of themselves as capable learners who will inevitably make mistakes and learn from them. … Continue reading Encouraging Growth Mindset in Our Children

Two boys at recess showing a peace sign at The Rashi School, Reform Jewish K-8 Independent School

Chasing Peace on the Playground

Stephanie Rotsky, Social Justice Coordinator This year, I have the opportunity to have lunch and recess on Friday with the first grade and thus I get to hang out with them and the second graders on the playground. Last year, I somehow became the playground photographer on Thursdays (step aside Annie Leibovitz!) moving from one place to another to capture gymnastics moves, climbing adventures, friends … Continue reading Chasing Peace on the Playground

Faculty/Staff Social Justice Project During Staff Days

The Rashi School Faculty/Staff Create “Comfort” Backpacks for Third Grade Students at the Woodrow Wilson School in Framingham Rashi Faculty and Staff came together during our August Staff Days to bring a smile to third-grade students from immigrant families at the Woodrow Wilson School in Framingham – a Tamchui recipient two years ago!  We created “comfort backpacks” that include a fun book about feelings, activity … Continue reading Faculty/Staff Social Justice Project During Staff Days

What happens to parents when your student graduates their K-8 school?

Parents graduate, too! On June 7, nearly the entire 8th-grade parent community came together at the home of Mallory Rome to celebrate this milestone moment in our lives as families of the Rashi Community.  We were all marking a special time together! Some of us were graduating with many decades of being Rashi parents, and some are still part of the current parent community. We … Continue reading What happens to parents when your student graduates their K-8 school?

Professional Development for Teachers Over the Summer

At Rashi, the summertime is a vital two and a half months during which our faculty rests, recharges, and prepares for the coming school year. As a school that encourages in our students a life-long love of learning, we are proud to report that many of our faculty are participating in some prestigious summer programs that recognize their capacity to contribute to Rashi’s classrooms and … Continue reading Professional Development for Teachers Over the Summer

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

We are overjoyed to announce the Class of 2018’s graduation on Thursday, June 14, 2018! Join us in celebrating our newest alumni! Rachel A., Leo B., Maris B., Lily C., Jonah C., Daniel C., Kate C., Estelle F., Hannah F., Danielle F., William F., Jeremy G., Emma G., Esther G., Eva H., Adam H., Alexandra J., Cole K., Leah K., Abigail K., Nate L., Sarah … Continue reading Congratulations to the Class of 2018

Inspiring More Campaign Launched with Series of Parlor Meetings

On April 9, The Rashi School launched the Inspiring More Campaign with a series of parlor meetings held over the spring.  The second parlor meeting took place on June 3 and was hosted by campaign co-chairs Michelle & Darren Black and Jackie Finard-Hughes & Rob Hughes. Why Inspiring More?  Because the school has inspired an entire community – students, faculty, parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni families … Continue reading Inspiring More Campaign Launched with Series of Parlor Meetings