The Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy was established by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston in 1997 based on the principle that reading is fundamental to the advancement of our society. Temple Beth Shalom adopted this mission with the assigned partnership of the Mozart Elementary School in Roslindale – a kindergarten through fifth grade elementary school (a six-room schoolhouse!) that serves Roslindale and neighboring Boston School catchments.
Jewish tradition teaches us to value education and to pursue social justice. Our strong educational values and commitment to Tikkun Olam (“Repairing the world”) encourage us to reach out to students who will benefit from classroom literacy support and working with a literacy mentor-tutor, so that they will be successful in school and beyond.
For more information, please contact our TBS “Literacy Initiative” Project Coordinator, Nancy Krieger (firstname.lastname@example.org).