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?

Encouraging Growth Mindset in Our Children

At Rashi, we want all of our students to think of themselves as capable learners who will inevitably make mistakes and learn from them. We want them to recognize the value of hard work, persistence, and risk-taking. To help them, we need to be mindful about what we model for them. Here are some suggestions to instill a growth mindset in your child. Continue reading Encouraging Growth Mindset in Our Children

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

Two boys at recess showing a peace sign at The Rashi School, Reform Jewish K-8 Independent School

Chasing Peace on the Playground

Stephanie Rotsky, Social Justice Coordinator This year, I have the opportunity to have lunch and recess on Friday with the first grade and thus I get to hang out with them and the second graders on the playground. Last year, I somehow became the playground photographer on Thursdays (step aside Annie Leibovitz!) moving from one place to another to capture gymnastics moves, climbing adventures, friends … Continue reading Chasing Peace on the Playground

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?

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

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