Words to Live By (Divrei Chaim) Speaker Series #5
Malena Jackson

The final event of our five-part Words to Live By (Divrei Chaim) Speaker Series will be on Thursday, May 16, 7-9 p.m. in the Upper Division's AMCHA Judaic Library.

The Divrei Chaim, Hebrew for “words to live by,” serve as the foundation for our entire school community, including students, parents, and faculty. Our school's Divrei Chaim include kindness, integrity, curiosity, community, and purpose and form the basis for both character development as well as academic growth.

Each segment of the Words to Live By Speaker Series has focused on one of the Divrei Chaim, highlighting its value in today’s world as well as its connection to Denver JDS.

Our final program will focus on “kindness” and will be facilitated by Denver JDS alumnus Shapir Rosenberg, MD and Denver JDS Judaics teacher Craig Halper.

This unique session will explore notions of compassion, empathy, and kindness in contemporary medical and ancient Judaic texts. Inviting participants to share their own feelings and experiences, we will reflect on how these qualities are instilled, how they manifest, and why it matters.