Tikkun Alum, Liza Comart, Visits Rashi

Liza Comart (Rashi ’06) recently spent a day at The Rashi School where she met with students and faculty to discuss her work with refugees in Greece. A 2006 graduate of The Rashi School, Liza was honored with the prestigious Tikkun Alum Award in 2018. Up until July 2018, Liza worked at PIKPA CAMP, an independent open refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. … Continue reading Tikkun Alum, Liza Comart, Visits Rashi

The arts and social justice go hand-in-hand

For the first time in many years, The Rashi School’s choir participated in Kol Haneshama – a Boston-area Jewish day school choir convention. There were seven choirs present from the Boston area, ages Kindergarten through high school. With the intent of raising charitable support for HIAS, a non-profit organization (and former Tamchui honoree) whose mission is to provide humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees, more … Continue reading The arts and social justice go hand-in-hand

Thoughts on Gratitude at Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many of my thoughts and reading this month have been centered around gratitude and how it can help our overall wellness, happiness, and sense of self and belonging. The following quote from “The Benefits of Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude,” (Psychology Today, Nov 18, 2014) stuck with me. I plan on sharing it with our students, and I wanted … Continue reading Thoughts on Gratitude at Thanksgiving

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