(Repairing the World)
Teaching compassion is at the heart of an Epstein Hillel education. Our students participate in many authentic tikkun olam experiences at every grade level which fosters in them a responsibility to take care of each other, their community, and the environment. These experiences are integrated into our curriculum and are another example of experiential learning at Epstein Hillel.
Tikkun olam initiatives have included fourth grade students’ visits with seniors at The Jack Satter House in Revere to celebrate Jewish holidays, school-wide drives to send care packages to soldiers overseas, as well as collections for Family Table, a Jewish food pantry where our students volunteer throughout the year. In our middle school, students have participated in a year-long collaboration with students from different local schools such as Kipp Academy in Lynn and Salem Charter School. Using the Facing History and Ourselves curriculum, together they have discussed topics and completed projects about civil rights, culture/identity and prejudice.