Rosh HaShanah is just a few days away, and we — as a Jewish people — are preparing for a year of sweetness. Here at Mirowitz, teachers are helping your children understand that this time of year is an opportunity to pause, pray, to reflect on our behaviors…and to set our intention. We remind our students that each of us has power to build, to spread kindness, and to add holiness to our school community.
Perhaps it’s no coincidence that we’ve had an extraordinary opportunity to use that power this week. The winds of Hurricane Ida blew to St. Louis a sweet family whose two girls attend Jewish day school in New Orleans.
Our K and 3rd-grade students enthusiastically welcomed Paige and Tessa, excited that the girls will be a part of our school community for a few weeks while they stay with St. Louis grandparents.
As I write this, Middle school students are at a farm that practices sustainable agriculture, laying the groudwork for their leadership in planting our Mirowitz organic gardens. Among other things, they learned about inequities in access to healthy food due to socio-economic disparity.
And that’s just today!
During this holiday, have a discussion with your children about how they are going to live out their values this year. As a community, let’s continue to elevate the holiness that makes our Mirowitz family a true Kehillah Kedoshah.
Shabbat Shalom and Shanah Tovah U’Metukah,