Oak Meadow School Students Plant Roses at a Local Synagogue
As part of the diversity curriculum at Oak Meadow School in Littleton, Upper Elementary and Middle School students have been learning about tolerance and inclusion and issues related to racism and discrimination. In the wake of recent anti-Semitic events in local communities, a group of these students did a service project at Congregation Beth Elohim in Acton, planting roses at their synagogue – extending a "Peace Rose," a core component of Montessori education. They also presented Rabbi Mike with a copy of The Breaking News, by Sarah Lynne Reul, for the religious educators at the synagogue.
Pictured (from left) are Theo Baern of Littleton, Rabbi Michael Rothbaum, Nadine French-Jordan of Concord, Clare Bunce of Acton, Mei Reed of Concord, Chen-An Lin of Carlisle, Ravi Nguyen of Westford, Aarav Mehta of Littleton, Ava O’Toole of Groton and Amy Osenar, an Oak Meadow parent who co-teaches the Diversity and Inclusion class