Practicing Derekh Eretz

By Ann Pardes, Early Childhood Center Director 

Jewish tradition teaches us about the notion of derekh eretz, commonly translated as “the way of the world” or “common courtesy.” Derekh eretz is the code of proper behavior that binds us to each other as human beings and Jews.

In our ECC, the children learn and practice derekh eretz through the 18 Middot (character traits) and Mitzvot most appropriate for their age. Each and every day, we observe Chesed (kindness) in our school.

Every child comes to us with a message that G-d is not yet discouraged by man. What a beautiful thought as we enter the darkness of winter and light up our world with the flames of our Chanukah candles.

Now, more than ever, we wish you peace and joy!

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