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Shorashim Religious School and Double Chai Teen Program

 

Shorashim means roots. By nurturing our students' roots, our school builds a foundation for Jewish learning and living, connects students to Jewish heritage, history, culture and tradition, and inspires students to add their perspective to the Jewish story. Our older students build upon their roots to become active participants in the Jewish community here at Temple Beth David and out in the world.

 

Our Goals:

In addition to our goals outlined in the slideshow below and based on conversations with the education committee, parent feedback, and the reopening task force, we have aimed to shape Shorashim this year with the following 3 goals in mind:

  • Caring for the physical and social/emotional health of students and teachers based on best practices, guidance from the MA department of health, and Jewish values.

  • Giving families options between in-person and remote learning depending on family needs and comfort.  

  • Providing a meaningful and flexible experience of Jewish learning and community for students and families.

Rabbis, educators, teachers, parents and community members are partners in supporting and guiding students to:

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		                            <span class="slider_description">Ask questions and express a sense of wonder</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Engage in creative hands-on learning experiences and to continue learning into their adult years and connect with Jewish community</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Participate and be included regardless of background and ability and to build relationships with other students and their families</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Explore Torah and Jewish texts while interpreting Jewish tradition in meaningful and relevant ways</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Celebrate the joyful cycle of Shabbat and chagim (Jewish holidays) in the synagogue and home and to learn with the generations of our community – L’dor vador</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Gain understanding of the Hebrew language, experience tefilah (prayer), and develop a mindfulness of spirituality and God and to reflect on and appreciate their growing Jewish identity</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Integrate Jewish values and mitzvot (sacred actions) into their lives</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Pursue tzedakah (justice) and tikkun olam (care for our world)</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">See themselves as part of Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael (the people and land of Israel)</span>

 

Sat, October 31 2020 13 Cheshvan 5781