Fourth Grade Comes Together to Help the Homeless
On Sunday November 20, all the fourth grade religious school classes came together for the first part of a family program surrounding the topics of homelessness, hunger, and tzedek, (justice). In small groups, parents and students discussed Judaism’s take on homelessness, and why we, as Jews, are instructed to care for all human lives and take action. We continued the morning by putting together hygiene kits which will be taken to two homeless shelters in Santa Monica on December 11, when the classes will participate in the second part of the program. Then the students returned to class to make “angel cards” where they decorated plastic containers filled with inspirational messages, all of which will be brought to the shelters. It was great to see so much parental involvement, and everyone is looking forward to our field trip to continue learning about how important it is to spread hope and take action!
Check our fourth grade families packing bags to bring to the homeless shelters: