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Personal Responsibility

Throughout my years at King David I have learned numerous valuable life lessons that have shaped my understanding of the world. One lesson that has resonated deeply with me is the concept of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). Tikkun Olam represents the Jewish belief that individuals have a responsibility to actively work towards making the world a better place, both socially and environmentally. Through my Jewish education and experiences, I have come to realize the immense value of Tikkun Olam and the impact it can have on our lives and the lives of others. It has taught me that our purpose in life extends beyond personal achievements and success. We have a collective responsibility to contribute positively to society, to alleviate suffering, and to bring about positive change in the world.


It would be impossible to overstate what I have learned about my Jewish identity but also simply how to be a kind person. King David also means so much to me because of the social, kind and trusting environment that has been created that is unlike anywhere else. A particularly good example of this is personal property. Everyone knows that you can leave your phone or computer anywhere in the school for the entire day and when you come back it will still be there.This environment of trust is emblematic of everything that King David stands for and growing up in a value driven school has meant so much to me.


The most crucial thing I’ve learned from my Jewish education at King David, is to actively participate in social justice initiatives and make a positive impact on society. King David taught me that Tikkun Olam teaches people the importance of empathy, compassion, and a belief that even tiny gestures can have a big impact on establishing a more fair and peaceful society. I value my Jewish education as it has given me a solid foundation of knowledge, principles, and values that have helped me in all aspects of my life.


Although I joined King David in grade 10, the school has still had quite a profound impact on my life. The biggest change I’ve seen in myself is the growth in my self-confidence and belief in my abilities. Over the years, I have challenged myself, taken on new responsibilities, and overcome obstacles, which has significantly boosted my self-assurance. I have learned to trust my instincts, embrace my strengths, and embrace a growth mindset that allows me to tackle challenges with resilience and determination. This transformation has empowered me to pursue my goals fearlessly and embrace new opportunities with a sense of optimism.


A valuable life lesson I have learned is the importance of kindness and empathy towards others. Through our annual RAC week, I have seen the impact that small acts of kindness can have on others. My time at King David has shown me that treating everyone with kindness and respect is the most meaningful thing we can do.

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