Torah -- Jewish learning -- lies at the core of Jewish life. The command to teach our children is contained in the Sh'ma, Judaism's most sacred prayer. Throughout Jewish history, every Jewish community has taken this obligation to heart, building schools for the young and honoring those who devote their lives to learning and teaching. Jewish federations continue this tradition today.
SPOTLIGHT Seeds of Caring Hartford teaches children about charity even in nursery school. The kids plant seeds and make tzedakah boxes and learn about how they can help a child in the former Soviet Union go to summer camp. For information e-mail us.