The 8th Grade Trip to Israel

Each year, Rashi sends our 8th Graders for a two-week long trip to Israel where they learn, play, serve, and pray. Below is a daily account of this year’s activities from students, Rabbi Sharon Clevenger, and even a parent. Day 1 – Arrival in Jerusalem from Rabbi Clevenger: Greetings from Jerusalem!  We are so happy to be here.  Our trip was very good and I am pleased to … Continue reading The 8th Grade Trip to Israel

A Teacher’s Dream

“To see your former student all grown, ready to go into a premiere of a documentary in which his talents, spirit, and heart are celebrated was one of those special moments. I stood before the movie poster remembering so many special moments with Lev and his family. Attending the premiere after a very full day at a professional conference gave me time to reflect on the … Continue reading A Teacher’s Dream

Practical Compassion: Rashi’s First Grade and “The Shoe That Grows”

Rashi students and teachers are keeping a blog to chronicle their experience with the Rashi Purim Tamchui Project. Enjoy the first post!   The first grade learned about “The Shoe That Grows” on Monday. They were introduced to the organization and saw pictures of similarly-aged children in other countries who wear ill-fitting and torn shoes. Some children had no shoes at all! “The Shoe That … Continue reading Practical Compassion: Rashi’s First Grade and “The Shoe That Grows”