9th Grade: Rachel’s Update

Our 9th graders have been diving into Judaism’s spiritual beliefs and practices to start off our study of Comparative Religions. We’ve discussed general theological beliefs shared by many Jews, but we have also begun comparing specific branches of Judaism. Rabbi Crimmings is our guest instructor as we learn more about Reform Judaism and how it fits into a larger framework of Jewish spirituality. Last week, I was especially impressed with your children’s depth and thoughtfulness during their discussion with Rabbi Crimmings. 

Your students and I have also had some powerful conversations about what makes a class inclusive, learning-friendly, and respectful. Please remind your students that while class should be engaging and fun, being on phones, socializing, or doing homework during class time is not appropriate. 

I look forward to studying Christianity and Islam with your students next Month in November!

Rachel Calvert

9th Grade Comparative Religion