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Hillel Community Day School emphasizes the value of interactive experiences beyond the school boundaries. Students interact year round with local populations from Kindergarten age (Keshet Program) through Senior Citizens (Better Together Program).

They also partner in programs with students from Day Schools across the United States and even in Israel (Alliance Program). In addition, our students engage in community service projects on Martin Luther King Day as well as additional dates during the year.

  Keshet Program

Better Together

4th & 5th Graders are partnered with Keshet preschoolers. With the Keshet Preschool Program at Temple Beth El.  They meet with their partners once a week and engage in various activities including playing games, reading books, and discussing Jewish values reflected in the stories.  This program encourages students to develop meaningful and lasting relationships with their partners and act as an older sibling/mentor.

Better Together

Better Together is an intergenerational program which connects Hillel Community Day School's students with residents at Jewish Senior Life and other senior citizens in the community. Students meet with their partners once a month discussing shared topics of interest. This program encourages students to develop meaningful and lasting relationships with their partners.


Martin Luther King Day (MLK) 

Hillel Community Day School 5-7th grade students join together with their peers from other Jewish Day Schools around the country. Together they take trips to various landmarks across the United States, and 8th grade students visit Israel.


5th Grade  | Coooperstown, Herkimer and Albany

6th Grade  | Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery, Alabama

7th Grade | Washington, DC

8th Grade | Israel



Hillel devotes Martin Luther King Day to providing community service to the

Brighton-Rochester neighborhood. In addition to conducting classes on the importance and value of community service in American and Jewish tradition, we spearhead a food and supply drive in conjunction with:

Center for Youth 

Brighton Food Cupboard

Food Link

Healthy Baby Network

Paper and Pencils

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