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MJGDS   The Twenty-First Century Shtetl
It takes a shtetl to raise a child.
So, what’s a shtetl?In Yiddish, it translates to a small town with a large Jewish population which waslocated in Eastern E...
I view our school as a modern day               version of a shtetl .We need each other to successfully raise a child.
Most educational institutions tend to emphasizeacademics. We have the opportunity to teach ourchildren the importance of t...
One of the most well known people whorepresents the shtetls of yesterday was Tevya,the milkman from Fiddler on the Roof. E...
The same is true here at our school, wheregenerations of families all know each other.
Part of the strength of the shtetl was thecollaboration to make sure that everyone’s needswere met. In our modern day shte...
By collaborating we share ideas, resources, and            solutions to problems.
Student to student sharing       knowledge
Teacher to TeacherCollaborating our efforts with co-teachers to  enhance lessons and teach values to help  raise each chil...
Student to TeacherStudents taking an active role in teaching twenty first  century learning skills to their teachers who w...
And let’s not forget parents!Collaborating with parents as part of the solution to  raise our students are essential to en...
Communication is vital for success of        the community.
The shtetls of Europe kept to themselves to thepoint that they isolated themselves from thesurrounding communities.
In our twenty first century shtetl, we use email,  blogging, twitter, skype , facebook, and you  tube, just to name a few ...
Our students will be more adaptable to society, as they gain knowledge from blogging, skyping, and communicating from far ...
It does take a “shtetl to raise a child”. No one ,   not a teacher, school staff , nor a parent can   do this by themselves.
After 50 years, our shtetl continues to thrive  because of the foundation that was set by  previous generations. L’dor v’d...
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It Takes a Shtetl to Raise a Child

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It Takes a Shtetl to Raise a Child

  1. 1. MJGDS The Twenty-First Century Shtetl
  2. 2. It takes a shtetl to raise a child.
  3. 3. So, what’s a shtetl?In Yiddish, it translates to a small town with a large Jewish population which waslocated in Eastern Europe. Learning and education were the ultimate measures of worthin the eyes of the community. The shtetl had a consistent work ethic which valued hardwork and frowned upon laziness. Studying of course was the hardest work of all.
  4. 4. I view our school as a modern day version of a shtetl .We need each other to successfully raise a child.
  5. 5. Most educational institutions tend to emphasizeacademics. We have the opportunity to teach ourchildren the importance of tzedakah and acts ofkindness, which were also essential values in 19thcentury Europe.
  6. 6. One of the most well known people whorepresents the shtetls of yesterday was Tevya,the milkman from Fiddler on the Roof. Everyoneknew each other in the tiny village of Anatevka.
  7. 7. The same is true here at our school, wheregenerations of families all know each other.
  8. 8. Part of the strength of the shtetl was thecollaboration to make sure that everyone’s needswere met. In our modern day shtetl, we worktogether toward a common goal.
  9. 9. By collaborating we share ideas, resources, and solutions to problems.
  10. 10. Student to student sharing knowledge
  11. 11. Teacher to TeacherCollaborating our efforts with co-teachers to enhance lessons and teach values to help raise each child to be a mensch.
  12. 12. Student to TeacherStudents taking an active role in teaching twenty first century learning skills to their teachers who were not taught these new skills as students themselves.
  13. 13. And let’s not forget parents!Collaborating with parents as part of the solution to raise our students are essential to ensure a nurturing environment.
  14. 14. Communication is vital for success of the community.
  15. 15. The shtetls of Europe kept to themselves to thepoint that they isolated themselves from thesurrounding communities.
  16. 16. In our twenty first century shtetl, we use email, blogging, twitter, skype , facebook, and you tube, just to name a few ways to communicate.
  17. 17. Our students will be more adaptable to society, as they gain knowledge from blogging, skyping, and communicating from far corners of the earth.
  18. 18. It does take a “shtetl to raise a child”. No one , not a teacher, school staff , nor a parent can do this by themselves.
  19. 19. After 50 years, our shtetl continues to thrive because of the foundation that was set by previous generations. L’dor v’dor.

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