On behalf of our faculty and administration colleagues at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County, we want to commend The Jewish Standard for its initiative to promote the community-wide study – and implementation – of Jewish values.

At Schechter, we already have an integrated Midat HaHodesh (Jewish value of the month) program in place that ties in with grade-appropriate Judaic and General Studies curricula, as well as our Ma’agal Midot [Circle of Values] character education program and school-wide chesed [acts of kindness] projects. We would welcome the opportunity to share and exchange “best practices” and to collaborate with other institutions on future projects in this realm.

If any of The Jewish Standard’s readers would like a free copy of our monthly parent bibliographies of age-appropriate books on values topics that parents can read together with their children, please email us at TeachingValues@ssdsbergen.org.

We, too, look forward to continuing to be a part of the vital conversation about living Jewish values throughout our community.