Service Learning:  Tikkun Olam

At the heart of Levey Day School’s mission is a commitment to the community beyond the school, and community service is an integral part of the student experience.

Levey firmly believes that learning can be deepened through service to others.  By connecting the traditional school curriculum with civic-minded projects, our school attempts to both reinforce academic principals and instill in the children a strong sense of compassion and caring for others.  Students are introduced to the fundamental Jewish value of performing mitzvot (kind deeds) by integrating a variety of service learning projects and tzedakah (righteous acts)
 
Students are encouraged to donate coins to tzedakah each day, and each play an active role in deciding how to distribute what is collected. Students visit senior living centers, read to and perform for younger children at local community preschools, participate in activities which support greening the environment, collect clothing and food for the needy, and participate in programs which support the people of Israel. Our students begin a lifelong commitment to tikkun olam, repairing the world.

Levey Day School

 

400 Deering Avenue 

Portland, Maine 04103

207-774-7676

info@leveydayschool.org

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