Our Lower School students meet regularly with our community’s Rishonim, young Israeli emissaries who are participating in a year of service in MetroWest before starting their army service. The Rishonim lead students through a sequential curriculum that goes through 9th grade, teaching students about every facet of Israel. The program is infused with music, movies, art, and celebrations that all serve to deepen our students’ knowledge and appreciation for Israel. A Lower School Israel Club reinforces the relationship between young students and Israel and allows for leadership experiences related to Israel. Weekly Hebrew Lunch and Israeli Recess are opportunities to practice Hebrew, engage with Rishonim and build confidence in themselves and their knowledge.