Social Justice Program

7th Grade goes to Washington

7th grade has been busy preparing for our trip. We read the novel Lyddie and worked on how Lyddie does or does not portray the Industrial Revolution. We studied Facing History's concept of the Universe of Obligation and decided what our personal Universes are and also what our joint ones ar…

What do we learn before we go to Alabama?

There are many topics we discuss. We focus on reading The Lions of Little Rock by Kristen Levine which is centered on the year after the LIttle Rock Nine. It's a fictional account of a town struggling with the idea of integration, set in 1938. Our protagonist, Marlee, is a young girl who m…

6th grade getting ready for Alabama

We are excited about our upcoming trip to Alabama as part of our Social Justice curriculum! Ezra is working in an alliance with four other schools across the country (with the very original name of “The Alliance”). The schools are N.E. Miles Jewish Day School in Birmingham, AL., Hillel…

Day 5 Thursday, May 10

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Noah and Miranda

We went to the Rosa Parks Museum near Troy University in Montgomery Alabama.
We just went on a tour about the events and there also was a re-enactment of when Rosa Parks was arrested. All of us learned a lot of n…

Day 4 Wednesday, May 9

In the morning, the host school led Tefillah. The rabbi incorporated different styles from the various schools that were participating in Tefillah. Then we had a guest speaker whose mom integrated the Selma public library. She gave a compelling speech today, on the anniversary of her mother…