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 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

When explaining tragedy to children, What would Mr. Rogers Say?

What Would Mr. Rogers Say? Since Fred Rogers’ death in 2003, this question comes up regularly when tragedies and difficult topics arise that leave people reeling: What would Mr. Rogers say? It has not been lost on many that the tragedy at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue happened in the very neighborhood where Mr. Rogers lived and filmed his television show – Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. And so, … Continue reading When explaining tragedy to children, What would Mr. Rogers Say?

Newton resident helps out at clothing drive

Students at The Rashi School were asked to donate gently used clothing to JFS Children’s Clothing Closet. The students participated in the project and contributed more than 75 bags of clothing. The bags will be distributed to economically challenged school-age children to help them stay warm and safe this winter. Read the full article in the Newton Tab. Continue reading Newton resident helps out at clothing drive

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