Core Values Guide Scheck Hillel High School Israel Trip
Scheck Hillel Community School grade 9 students incorporated their school’s core values throughout their trip to Israel in May-June. One specific example fed hungry families. During their visit, the group of more than 60 students volunteered with the non-profit organization Pantry Packers to make boxes of food essentialsthat will be delivered to hungry families.
Pantry Packers expressed thanks to the Scheck Hillel students. “We thank you for taking time out of your schedule to share in our mitzvah, and enjoyed our time together,” wrote Rabbi Menachem Traxler. “Your group, not only had fun while doing this important chesed (kindness) work, but provided food for families in need.”
“Our Scheck Hillel mission is to educate and inspire students to become exemplary global citizens with enduring Jewish identity and values, and this great mitzvah is the perfect representation of it,” said Vanessa Donaher, Head of Scheck Hillel Community School. “We are very proud of our students, guided by values like kindness here at home and afar.”
About Pantry Packers
Pantry Packers® is the food distribution arm of Tzedakah Central/Colel Chabad, the oldest continuously operating network of social services in Israel – established in 1788. Every month Pantry Packers® delivers crates containing all the necessary foods and household maintenance supplies to Israel’s poorest families and senior citizens. Every recipient is screened and selected on a non-discriminatory basis by the social services departments of local municipalities without regard to gender, ethnic background, or degree of religious observance. Pantry Packers® maintains a packing plant in Jerusalem where visitors and tourists may partner in its efforts by helping pack food staples which are then included in the Pantry Packers® crates.
About Scheck Hillel Community School
Scheck Hillel Community School educates and inspires students 18 months-Grade 12 to become exemplary global citizens with enduring Jewish identity and values through an individualized college preparatory curriculum highlighted by Design/STEM, Capstone, college dual enrollment, arts, athletics and community service. Its 14-acres include a 115,000-sq.-ft athletic complex with academic expansion plans. Set within a nurturing, diverse community, Scheck Hillel is one of the world's largest Jewish community day schools and a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. For more information about Scheck Hillel Community School or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact our Admissions office at 305.931.2831x173 or write to admissions@eHillel.org.