In lively exchanges during the series of breakfasts I've been hosting with RSS parents this fall, two themes have dominated the conversations: the extraordinary strength of our community, and the deeply-held Jewish values that connect us. As I complete my first semester at RSS in the context of the current state of affairs in our country, I keep returning to these enduring values.
Mitzvah Weekend 2016 was a huge success, thanks to the support of the RSS community, CRS congregants and all who came out to volunteer. When this community comes together, we do incredible things. Here is just a partial list of everything we accomplished together this weekend:
This fall, RSS students studied the US election process. In class, fourth graders learned about election districts and how to register to vote. As part of a cross-grade project, fourth graders helped third graders "register" to vote in our own RSS Elementary Division Snack Election.