Chesed (kindness) project and Purim at Herzlia

Herzlia’s Jewish Life and Learning Grade 11 Chesed project teaches the concept of kindness using the Torah to explain why it’s a vital Jewish value.

Kindness becomes part of project-based learning when pupils commit to random acts of kindness and then report back on the impact of their actions.

Aleah Cohen and Isabella Sherman gave challot as gifts and reflected that, “we saw from a first-hand account the importance and benefits of giving. We received plenty of nachas and learned that we have to take responsibility to spread compassion across our community. We expected to give the challah and that would be the end of the act, but surprisingly, it led to smile-filled discussions and learning about one another. Regardless of how many times you come across a person you may never get a chance to connect with them unless you start a conversation. This taught us that performing an act of chesed can lead to making new connections and learning new things, either about yourself or the recipient.

Loren Schwartz with Grade 11 Herzlia High School pupil Isabella Sherman.

Purim at Herzlia

On Thursday 17 March, Purim was celebrated across the Herzlia campuses. Caleb Kudo, Jedd Solomon, Gabriel Peer and Ricky Bernstein from Alon Ashel Pre-Primary dressed for the occasion.

Published in the PDF edition of the Pesach/April 2022 issue – Click here to get it.

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