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Kol Tehiyah

Kindness, Compassion & Tikkun Olam

Last week our country experienced another horrific tragedy. We send our love, healing thoughts and a Mi Sheberach to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community. At Tehiyah, we have responded to this event in a number of ways.
During our Middle School tefilah this week, Rabbi Tsipi led a short memorial service for all of the victims, seven of whom were Jewish. Students recited the mourner's kaddish together and had a moment of silence. Discussions have begun amongst students and teachers about the importance not only of our thoughts and prayers, but also of our actions. Rabbi Tsipi reminds us that during Purim we celebrate that the Jewish people were saved by the actions of two brave individuals, Mordechi and Esther, and that even one person can make a huge difference in this world. This value, that of Tikkun Olam, is one we strive to instill in our students at Tehiyah.
Students across many grade are beginning to talk about actions they can take, both individually and collectively, to promote peace and end gun violence in America. Some of the suggestions include writing persuasive letters to law makers, raising money to support organizations that work towards peace and ending violence, and participating in one of the organized protests. Our students are realizing the power of their voice and how important it is to take a stand. The students at Douglas High School are leading the way for all students across the country. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information from classroom teachers on action plans.
Although we have reviewed our own emergency procedures and practiced drills multiple times this year, we spent significant time as a faculty this week, reviewing and refining our emergency "lockdown" procedures. We offer our reassurance that plans are in place and we continue to practice, tweak and refine them as safety on campus is our primary responsibility. Our staff takes this extremely seriously and we are doing everything in our power to ensure that we are not only ready with ironclad plans and procedures, but that we are empowering our students with love, kindness, education and the necessary tools to elicit change and a brighter future.  
Thank you all for your support, care and concern each and every day.  As our core values, learning and student achievement are at the center of everything we do, daily reminders from our students to our world tell us that choosing kindness is the right path, and we will continue to choose kindess and compassion at Tehiyah.
In Partnership,
Andrea Hess
Assistant Head of School/ Director of Academic Excellence
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Tehiyah Day School is a Jewish community school committed to
Awakening intellectual curiosity and a strong sense of Jewish identity
Building a culture of thoughtfulness and ethical behavior
Connecting learners to their community, the world, and their best selves.

Our Core Values




Tehiyah promotes a strong sense of קהילה (kehillah)- community and רוח (ruach) - spirit. Together we build a school that is nurturing, inclusive, and diverse – where each individual is able to express their best and most authentic self. We prepare our students to make the world around them a more compassionate, just, and peaceful place (תיקון עולם)- Tikkun Olam).



Respect and Acceptance

At Tehiyah we instill a culture of integrity based on the principles of דרך ארץ(derekh eretz) -thoughtful conduct, חסד (chesed) -kindness, and רחמנות (rachmanut)- compassion. We raise mensches.

Am ha-Seferעם הספר


People of the Book

At Tehiyah, we foster each child’s innate curiosity and creativity while cultivating critical thinking and compassion. As People of the Book, we place the written word, inquiry, and in-depth study at the center of Jewish values.

Am Israelעם ישראל


Connection to Judaism

Tehiyah inspires our students to develop a personal connection to Jewish life, to understand and appreciate the wisdom, spiritual depth, and ethical guidance of Judaism. We foster a commitment to the State of Israel, its culture, language, history, and land.
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