Posted on September 7, 2012
In an article by Jon Mitzmacher, he questions how Jewish schools should address positive and negative actions of students outside of school. He asks: Should schools applaud good behavior and condemn bad behavior if it happened outside of their jurisdiction? Should schools take responsibility for such actions? He concludes that it is absolutely the responsibility of the school to care about how the student acts while not under the school’s watch; one of the ideas that schools should be transmitting to their students is the importance of behaving in a respectful manner at all times.
Although Areyvut is not a school, we still understand Mitzmacher’s feeling of responsibility. We too aim to make as much of an impact as we possibly can, and affect students’ behavior no matter where they are. Our values of chesed, tzedakah, and tikkun olam are values that apply in all aspects of life, and we hope to instill these within future generations to come.