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

Lesson No. 1: Choose life, say recovering Israeli ‘Brothers’

A few of the 100 middle-schoolers in the room had probably heard the term PTSD before. Hardly any of them had ever met anyone, however, who had suffered the trauma of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, much less encountered 10 of them at once. But earlier this month, middle-schoolers at the Rashi School in Dedham, Mass., did just that. Read more from JNS. Continue reading Lesson No. 1: Choose life, say recovering Israeli ‘Brothers’

Miles from home, an Israeli band of brothers seeks healing

Gil Benedek was trapped. The building he and fellow soldiers were trying to clear during a 2014 mission had been struck by enemy rockets, collapsing the roof. He saw two of his commanders in the Israeli Defense Forces killed, and a fellow soldier died in his arms. Benedek suffered severe injuries to his head, elbow, and shoulder. Afterward, Benedek shared his story only with his … Continue reading Miles from home, an Israeli band of brothers seeks healing