JPS is Committed to Inclusion
JPS was recently the grateful recipients of the Federation’s Adaptation & Transformation Fund!
The grant allowed agencies to apply for a project related to racial justice and/or transformation and adaptation related to COVID-19. JPS applied for and received funding for both, and today we’d like to share with you how we are recommitting ourselves to the topic of racial justice.
It has always been our mission to nurture children in an environment that deepens their connection to the world around them. Our goal is to set the stage for our students to thrive in and take pride in their Judaism, while understanding that the world is a colorful place and that we must respect each other. One of the ways this is fulfilled is by providing an atmosphere of inclusion and plenty of racially diverse materials for the children to engage with.
After receiving the grant, we purchased plenty of new dolls, toys, books, puzzles, and posters which the teachers have already begun introducing into their classrooms. Thematic units will center around this topic, and through role play, dramatic play, story time, and environmental additions, we will establish the importance and relevance of inclusion in the children’s daily lives.
We are so excited and grateful for this opportunity to deepen our commitment to racial justice. Thank you Federation!