THE CHALLENGE

When children lack proper sensitivity and empathy towards others, it can lead to many hurt feelings, while often further exacerbating the bullying issue that may be present in our schools and homes.

THE TORAH SOLUTION

There is a profound Torah lesson that is so powerful, it can curtail bullying, cure insensitivity, build shalom bayis in the future, and foster ehrlichkeit in our children. This entire lesson is contained in only ten words taught to us by Hillel: דעלך סני לחברך לא תעביד—זו היא כל התורה כולה )שבת לא:א
That which you don’t want done to you, do not do to your friend — this is [a reflection of] the entire Torah.

The brilliance of this concept lies in its seeming simplicity. Hillel designated a barometer that is already instilled within each person’s heart. When someone asks himself, “How would I feel?” the answer is there within him. Every person knows how he wants to be treated. By doing nothing more than applying what he already knows — how he feels in given situations — a person can transform himself into someone who consistently treats others with compassion.

OUR INITIATIVE

Introducing the Kamocha Program! This program empowers teachers to help their students acquire a higher level of bein adam lachaveiro. How will this be accomplished? Kamocha provides the teachers with a guided workshop to enable students to: discover for themselves the positive impact of thinking, “How would I feel?” before saying or doing something to another person, and to make their own commitments to change their behavior accordingly.

Kamocha Schools

1 Ahi Ezer Yeshiva
2 Akiva Academy
3 Ateres Bais Yaakov
4 Ateres Bais Yaakov Junior High
5 Ateres Tzipora
6 Bais Rivka Rochel
7 Bais Shifra Miriam
8 Bais Yaakov Academy
9 Bais Yaakov Academy of Queens
10 Bais Yaakov D’rav Hirschprung
11 Bais Yaakov of Bensonhurst
12 Bais Yaakov Of Boro Park
13 Bet Yaakov of the Jersey Shore
14 Bet Yaakov Orot Sarah
15 Bnos Bobov – England
16 Bnos Brocha Lakewood
17 Bnos Chaya Toronto
18 Bnos Leah Prospect Park Yeshiva
19 Bnos Penina
20 Bnos Yisroel School
21 Bnot Yisrael
22 Cincinnati Hebrew Day School
23 Derech HaTorah
24 Edmonton Menorah Academy
25 HAFTR Lower School
26 HAFTR Middle School
27 HANC West Hempstead
28 Hebrew Academy of Cleveland
29 Jewish Institute of Queens
30 Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov
31 Lev Bais Yaakov
32 Maayan Torah Day School
33 Masores Bais Yaakov Girls
34 Menorah Primary – England
35 Merkaz Hatorah-RJJ
36 Nesivos Bais Yaakov
37 Phoenix Hebrew Academy
38 Providence Hebrew Day School
39 Rambam Day School
40 Shaarei tzion ohel bracha
41 Shalsheles Bais Yaakov
42 South Bend Hebrew Day School
43 Tehilas Chaya Sara
44 The Joe Dwek Ohr HaEmet Sephardic School
45 The Noam Primary School – England
46 Tiferes Bais Yaakov
47 Torah Academy for girls
48 Torah Academy of Boca Raton
49 Torah Academy of Buffalo Grove
50 Torah Day School of Dallas
51 Torah Day School of Phoenix
52 Torah Prep School
53 Yeshiva Aharon Yaakov Ohr Eliyahu
54 Yeshiva Darchei Eres
55 Yeshiva Day School of Las Vegas
56 Yeshiva Elementary School WI
57 Yeshiva Har Torah
58 Yeshiva Ketana of Waterbury
59 Yeshiva Ketana Passaic – Bnos Bracha
60 Yeshiva Torat Emet
61 Yeshivas Darchei Torah
62 Yeshivat Bitahon
63 Yeshivat Shaare Torah Girls Elementary Division