Julie, mother of Talia and Daniel
When we moved to Seattle from Boston, our daughter had a friend in a Seattle day school whom she knew from Boston. Joining that day school community made the move so much easier for us.
At a day school, being Jewish is what your child has in common with everybody else, instead of any other setting it would be what makes them different from everybody else. It doesn’t really matter what prayer they learn or how observant they are, the bottom line is, it creates an immersive Jewish community.
In addition, Jewish day school lets them live in Jewish time and celebrate holidays in real time. They get to feel globally connected to the Jewish community. And we’re connected by what they are doing.
Today’s world is huge and there are so few boundaries. Jewish education and Jewish school is such a good toolbox for living a healthy and productive life; it’s a passport for wherever they are in the world. They will find Jewish people and have a connection. I feel that day school will have a life-long impact on them.