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  • Happy 100 Days!  This week celebrated 100 days of critical thinking, respectful leading, quality producing, reflective learning, and community!
  • It’s a very exciting morning in Mrs. Wisner’s class. Happy 100th Day!
  • Shabbat Morning Minyan was beautiful! Our students did a superb job in leading our service, our 1st-graders were presented their special Siddur covers design by their parents, and the Jewish Studies Art-Integrated projects were spectacular.
  • Greetings from Wacky Hair Wednesday!
  • How nice to see a rainbow over our school after a long storm!
  • Yoga Shabbat was so special this morning. So nice to start our Friday off with mindfulness, stretching, and soothing music!

Community Service

Beth Hillel Elementary students learn to put Jewish values into action.

Throughout the year, students have opportunities to participate in tzedakah (righteous giving) projects that enrich our local community and the world. In addition to participating in our Temple Mitzvah Day, our students run a garden and constantly harvest fresh food for the Interfaith Food Pantry, take baked goodies for local firemen, donate school supplies for children who are victims of domestic violence, and collect books for public school libraries. They have contributed money to plant trees in Israel and Los Angeles, held bake sales to benefit disaster survivors, provided solar ovens for refuges in Darfur, and sent mishloach manot (baskets of Purim goodies) to Israeli troops. Through these actions, our students learn to care about others and to give back to our local community and the world.

In each grade level, students adopt a cause and learn about one way they can help repair the world. Students in TK, Kindergarten and first-grade work in the Interfaith Food Pantry and in the Temple Mitzvah Garden, and second and third graders visit the elderly and perform at Hanukkah and Purim. Our fourth, fifth and sixth graders learn about the value of Bal Tashchit, taking care of the earth. Their social action work includes leading the school in trash-free lunches, a beach clean up, a temple-wide recycling project and programs and assemblies to educate the younger students about the importance of caring for our planet.