Kehillah “Tzadikim” shoutouts, looking at the good around us
In Parshat Noach this week, we learn that Noach is righteous, blameless in his generation. The rabbis debate if Noach was the best of a generation about to be wiped from the face of the earth or actually a righteous person who should be admired and revered. For us, in the present, as we so often watch dignity and decency being traded in for hate and deceit, we forget the righteous in our world, let alone the righteous in our own communities. Kehillah, many of you submitted stories of righteousness in our community this week and it’s our privilege to share them.
As social action commissioner, Julia D. has reacted to the recent wildfires in California
and decided to raise funds for first responders and their families. Her dedication to social action and tikkun olam is evident through her drive and passion for the fundraiser. She has continued to find new ways to engage students in the fundraiser and strives to make the biggest impact possible. Julia is truly making our community and the world a better place and I can’t wait to see what she does next.
Ms. Woodham has supported me since day one. Her energy and enthusiasm have taught me to take things the positive way and make lemonade out of lemons. I want to say TODA (thank you) to you Ms. Woodham, for shaping me to be who I am. I know it may not seem like it, but you have changed my life.
Since the beginning of distance learning, Mr. Linden has turned his passion for trivia into something that brings light into our weeks. Thank you so much.
Daniel M. is what I think of as a tzadik. He embodies the qualities of a tzadik, being ever generous, kind and always wants to help others. Before the virus, Daniel would always offer to pay for food when I had forgotten my money at school, he will always help with homework, even if he is sometimes in the middle of something. He always has the ability to bring a smile to my face with some silly joke or smart quip. Daniel always wants what is best for everyone, and he is honest. I hope Daniel takes these qualities with him beyond high school.