On Wednesday, all GOA students took their lessons on tikkun olam, making the world a better place, and put them into practice. Pre-K through 11th graders participated in an impactful day of service and learning. Upper School students volunteered at 14 different service sites that included local food banks, schools for the disabled, senior centers and community gardens. In the afternoon, students attended workshops and discussions led by faculty members. We were also happy to welcomeguest speaker Moshe Kase-BerezinBahr who spoke to students about practicing Judaism amongst the Orthodox Jews of Uganda in Putti Village since he was 7. Moshe now lives in Edison, NJ and volunteers for an organization called Putti Village Assistance Organization, PVAO.
At the Lower school, students collected and packed bags for Livingston's CHOW food bank, baked challah, created Shabbat boxes with cards, planted in our outdoor garden and packed Mother's Day bags for the Rachel Coalition. Yasher koach to all!