As a parent of a student at The Rashi School, you will be invited to learn along with your children throughout the year. In the springtime, Rashi’s Kindergarteners spend a morning with their parents learning about a prayer central to Jewish liturgy: the Shema. Following this year’s program, Rashi’s Social Justice Coordinator Stephanie Rotsky reflected on the moments that made this family education program so beautiful.
The Kindergarten parents truly participating in singing with their children during tefila.
The students’ engagement singing the tefilot.
What a beautiful round of Mah Tovu, and what exquisite singing of Elohai Neshama. This Pretty Planet feels like it has become a sacred anthem.
The students sharing their morning blessings.
During our morning prayer, students share the things they want to bless because they’re thankful for them. In today’s service, we heard quite a few blessings including: “I’m thankful for houses.” “My baby sister.” “For the sun.” “For the Jews in the Torah.” “My mommy and daddy.” “My baby brother.”
The kavod (respect) that parents showed their children.
I was brought to tears watching each family individually and collectively share the sacred moment as they practiced the hand motions to the Shema.