Literacy Elective: A Memorable Experience

Each year, Rashi middle school students participate in the Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) elective, serving as reading buddies and mentors to students at a local public school in Dedham. JCL is a program of the Jewish Community Relations Council. Here are two reflections on the experience, by a student and a teacher. By Avi G., grade 6 Every Monday I go to the Early … Continue reading Literacy Elective: A Memorable Experience

From “freedom from” to “freedom to” – A JCL reflection

By Ari Marcovski, Rashi teacher It’s Monday. A new week. I remember – it’s JCL today – pack a lunch I can eat on the bus. In my mind’s eye I see us riding down the side roads of Dedham on our sunny bus…. more magic will happen today…. I am grateful… When I was first invited to join JCL last year as an observer … Continue reading From “freedom from” to “freedom to” – A JCL reflection

Reform Day School Externship: The Business of Building JDS Advocates

By Ken Gordon Re-posted from http://www.peje.org/blog/ At PEJE, we always stress the importance of two goals that align with our long-term vision: (1) community collaboration and (2) advocating strongly for the value of JDS. Turns out, we’re not the only ones who believe in this powerful combination of ideas. We’re excited to tell you about a superb capacity-building project: The Reform Day School Externship. Now … Continue reading Reform Day School Externship: The Business of Building JDS Advocates

Meet the Externs

Next week Rashi will be hosting a group of students who are participating in the Reform Day School Externship, a joint program of HUC-JIR, URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) and PARDES: Day Schools of Reform Judaism. See Rashi to Host Reform Jewish Externship blog post. An important goal for these future rabbis, cantors and educators is to understand the importance of Day Schools in Reform … Continue reading Meet the Externs

Rashi to Host Reform Jewish Externship

By Rabbi Ellen Pildis, School Rabbi During the week of May 21-25, The Rashi School will have the privilege of hosting a group of externs from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). This will be the fourth Reform Day School Externship, a joint program of HUC-JIR, URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) and PARDES: Day Schools of Reform Judaism. As one of 17 Reform … Continue reading Rashi to Host Reform Jewish Externship