Honoring the values of Jo Ann Toledano
Hundreds of Schechter students, parents, teachers, and alumni join together every year for the school’s community service day. Mitzvah Sunday starts with a rally and continues as children and adults disperse throughout the community, participating in more than twenty projects to benefit the elderly, homeless, needy children, animals, and Jewish communities overseas.
Projects include: making gifts for hospitalized children; cooking meals for people in shelters; visiting with seniors in nursing homes; assisting at animal shelters, making baby blankets for a Jerusalem hospital, and participating in a blood drive.
The impact of Mitzvah Sunday lasts well beyond one day – both in the lives of the people it benefits and the lifelong habits of helping others it instills in our children.
Community Building Activities
Both the school and the Parent Association sponsor a number of programs throughout the year to foster community among its families including Western Night, Family Ice Skating Day and Fun Sport Night.
Schechter’s environment of teaching values for life extends to helping less fortunate members of the local Jewish community. SSDS is an ongoing contributor to Family Table, the Boston Jewish food pantry that provides groceries to more than 100 families in need. Schechter’s weekly responsibility is to provide boxes of kosher couscous, bulgur and/or kashi grains. There are collection boxes at both campuses.