AEC Teachers Give Back to the Community

Friday, August 11, 2017


All AEC faculty participated in Tukkon Olam this week providing Kosher cans of food for local families in need of Shabbat dinners. The faculty decided to have a friendly competition with all the cans of food and broke out into groups to construct inspirational designs based on specific criteria from our Lower and Upper School Hebrew departments. The groups the used their cans/supplies to show their group’s interpretation of the text below: 

"Speak to the whole Israelite community and say to them: You shall be holy, for I, your God, am holy." Initially, God said that you should observe the laws and statutes which God had commanded you. Now God says that, with respect to what God has not commanded, you should likewise take heed to do the good and the right in God’s eyes, for God loves the good and the right. And this is a great matter. For it is impossible to mention in the Torah all of a person’s actions toward his neighbors and acquaintances, all of his commercial activity, and all social and political institutions.

Explain in your own words what you think Rambam is trying to say. Do you agree/disagree?

What are the values this text offers that are meant to guide a person towards:
His neighbors
His acquaintances
His commercial activity
His social and political institutions.

How do you think that we as a school measure up to Rambam’s standards? Give a few examples.