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RYNJ Launches New Middos Initiative

In the realm of character development in particular, RYNJ continues to search for new ways to enhance our children’s middos and strengthen their conduct, both in and out of school. RYNJ is therefore launching a new school-wide initiative, developed by its own administrators, that focuses on the importance of sensitivity and the need to always include others: We’re All IN Together.

RYNJ students will focus on how achdus (unity) comes into play in the different places and situations they find them-selves in each day. Whether in the hallways, at recess or in the lunchroom, RYNJ students will learn how to show empathy, sensitivity and kindness to everyone they meet. For example, the months of September and October will focus on inclusion in the hallways and at recess. November and December will focus on inclusion in the lunchroom and on the school bus.

Each RYNJ class throughout the school will dedicate time to study and discuss curriculum and materials that highlight and develop student ownership of this important quality of inclusion. With visual reminders and messages in the classrooms and hallways, hands-on projects, leader-ship opportunities, and tzedakah campaigns, the school will bring the lesson and value of inclusion alive. To expand the reach of the program, the school will turn to our RYNJ parents to join our efforts. Selections of learning will be shared to study and discuss around the Shabbos table as a family.

Finally, the program comes full circle with further implementation in the greater community. Students will be encouraged to participate in a va-riety of chesed opportunities which will demonstrate their inclusion of others and enhance their leadership skills. Whether it is partnering with local organizations and public services or reaching out and including our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisrael, RYNJ children will embody inclusion.

By JLNJ Staff

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