This month, SHALVA was honored to present to 9th and 10th grade students at Ida Crown Jewish Academy (ICJA) for their Chesed Day. Chesed is a Hebrew word that means means grace, favor, kindness and good deeds. It comes in many forms and connects to SHALVA’s goal of creating a safe and loving community. Encouraging students to consider the language they use with others, how they can stand up when they hear language that puts others down, and to be role models in their school – is Chesed.
ICJA SHALVA Ambassadors
Esther Yona Friedman, SHALVA Orthodox Outreach Coordinator, and Jordyn Scorpio, Program Manager, encouraged the students to be SHALVA Ambassadors. That day, the ambassadors created flyers that highlighted Helpful Words and Harmful Words to post around the school building. Thinking about language that will support one another was a valuable experience that we hope will be integrated when the students need it most.