Welcoming the Stranger

Perelman Jewish Day School

The Torah instructs us 36 times to care for the stranger — more often than it commands us to observe the Sabbath or any other law. At Perelman, our students are guided and encouraged to put these words into action. 

Recently, we created signs to welcome our Afghan refugee neighbors. The signs, written in both Pashto and Dari, two of the primary languages of Afghanistan, will be distributed locally by the Nationalities Service Center.
This project allows our children to help others through the mitzvah of תיקון עולם Tikun Olam, and also offers the opportunity to explore and connect with our own history as strangers in a new land. 

Forman Center

Kindergarten - Grade 5  •  7601 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027  •  215-635-3130

Stern Center

PreK - Grade 5 and Administrative Offices  •  49 Haverford Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096  •  610-658-2518