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Rosh Hashanah Offers Opportunity to Learn

Principal of Douglas G. Grafflin Elementary School Michael Kirsch said that although no programs are offered through the school about Rosh Hashanah, students will usually raise the question of why they have the days off from school, and faculty will talk to them about the holiday.

“Teachers will occasionally talk to their classes or students when a student brings it up,” Kirsch said. “Though we don’t have anything in the curriculum, we always wish our Jewish faculty and staff a happy holiday.”

According to Kirsch, he feels when students who are not celebrating the holiday ask about why they have the day off from school, it is a good opportunity for them to learn.

“It really brings up the opportunity for children to  find out about other people’s religions and traditions which I think is always important,” Kirsch said.

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