The overarching goal of VTT’s Chesed (performing acts of loving kindness) Club is to create a caring climate and culture that nurtures empathy and morals throughout the school community. The process includes having students engage as active partners finding personal meaning in all agreed upon tasks and building community through action. Our Chesed Club is predicated on Jewish values, most specifically our mandate to repair the world (Tikkun Olam).
Students in our Chesed Club are passionate about giving and are ready to dedicate and commit their free time to work on a variety of initiatives in the school and in the community. With the belief that students learn best by doing and interacting with others, Chesed Club provides hands-on experiences to help others in real world situations.
VTT currently runs a Chesed Club (for Grades 6 & 7 students) and a Green/Shomrei Adamah Club (Grades 4-7) under the direction of VTT's Assistant Director of Student Life, Braden O'Donnell.
Chesed Leadership Program מנהיגות בוגרת
Our Chesed Leaders help to build a positive school climate and develop essential leadership skills by:
GREEN CLUB / SHOMREI ADAMAH
Students who join our Green Club are true Keepers of the Earth (Shomrei Adamah). They are passionate climate warriors who are taking action, both at VTT and in our wider community, to activate climate solutions. They work closely with our Chesed Club and other school partners to raise awareness about and take action to address environmental issues.
Our Shomrei Adamah engage in climate action through/by: