• Rabbi David Paskin

Radiant Stars of Love

When Martin Luther King Jr. was imprisoned in Birmingham jail he wrote this in a letter to his fellow clergy:

Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.

In these moments of anxiety and concern for our great nation I find comfort every day in the radiant stars of love that walk into our classrooms. Your children are learning that every human life is precious and of infinite value and that kindness, compassion, and respect are the greatest gifts we can give one another.


Our teachers work every moment of every day to teach and model these vital lessons. When children show love they are applauded; when children share and help they are celebrated; and when children show compassion and understanding they are exalted!


Teaching a child to recognize colors, letters, and numbers is very important, equally, if not more important, is teaching them to recognize the humanity in each other. We are grateful for the scintillating beauty that our stars bring into our school and our lives each day.


Reminders:

  • Tomorrow, Friday, January 15th is PK3 Family Shabbat. Please join us in the Gan at Home Zoom room. Just click on the blue Zoom button at the top of this page and use the passcode provided to you in the Famly app

  • There is no school on Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Spring Camp registration is now open. Learn more and sign up at www.gansinai.org/springcamp

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