Rashi School Hosted Alumni Event With Dr. Kevin Tabb

Dr. Kevin Tabb, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, recently met with a group of Rashi School alumni at the hospital’s boardroom. Dr. Tabb shared his own personal and professional journey with Rashi alumni and staff. The meeting with Dr. Tabb, a Rashi alumni parent, provided the Rashi alumni the unique opportunity to ask questions about the state of health care today in the … Continue reading Rashi School Hosted Alumni Event With Dr. Kevin Tabb

Kathy Cohen Honored with Mosaic Circle Ruach Award

Rashi School recently awarded the coveted Mosaic Circle Ruach Award to former Board member and alumni parent Kathleen Fromm Cohen. Amongst family, friends, Rashi faculty, staff, alumni, and students, Kathy was honored for her outstanding work and years of service to the school. Read the full story in the Jewish Journal. Continue reading Kathy Cohen Honored with Mosaic Circle Ruach Award

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

Are Kids’ Backpacks Too Heavy?

Experts say yes. Here’s what to do about it. My second-grader’s backpack is larger than he is. It droops below his bottom. He looks like a sad camel loping home from school, enormous L.L. Bean bag slapping against his spine. I remember the feeling: I used to lug my school stuff home in an Esprit tote bag (very cool in 1989), and by sixth grade … Continue reading Are Kids’ Backpacks Too Heavy?

Parents turn to The Rashi School to teach their children Jewish values

At a time when children have access to unprecedented amounts of information and influences, parents are increasingly looking to schools to guide their children to ask critical questions and make informed choices about their actions. Boston is home to an impressive variety of public and private schools, leaving parents with the often daunting task of selecting a school. Many parents don’t consider Jewish day school … Continue reading Parents turn to The Rashi School to teach their children Jewish values

Lesson No. 1: Choose life, say recovering Israeli ‘Brothers’

A few of the 100 middle-schoolers in the room had probably heard the term PTSD before. Hardly any of them had ever met anyone, however, who had suffered the trauma of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, much less encountered 10 of them at once. But earlier this month, middle-schoolers at the Rashi School in Dedham, Mass., did just that. Read more from JNS. Continue reading Lesson No. 1: Choose life, say recovering Israeli ‘Brothers’

Miles from home, an Israeli band of brothers seeks healing

Gil Benedek was trapped. The building he and fellow soldiers were trying to clear during a 2014 mission had been struck by enemy rockets, collapsing the roof. He saw two of his commanders in the Israeli Defense Forces killed, and a fellow soldier died in his arms. Benedek suffered severe injuries to his head, elbow, and shoulder. Afterward, Benedek shared his story only with his … Continue reading Miles from home, an Israeli band of brothers seeks healing