Intergenerational Programs

driedel.jpgBader Hillel Academy partners with Ovation Communities in Milwaukee and Mequon for monthly intergenerational visits. Students travel to different locations and meet with residents for planned activities, discussion and friendship. The benefits of intergenerational programs can be seen in all participants. Students benefit by increased literacy, better grades, improved focus and self-esteem. Senior participants often benefit from a feeling of connectedness and less isolation, as well as increased feelings of worth and a sense of “giving back”, resulting even in improved health.

We strive to extend a full and vibrant education to our students and help them become interconnected with the world around them.  The visitation program with Ovation Communities builds relationships and helps increase our school’s profile and presence in the Milwaukee community. This speaks to our school’s mission of providing Milwaukee’s Jewish youth with a comprehensive education based on the teachings of Torah, and enabling them to become knowledgeable, conscientious and committed Jews; ethical, moral and productive leaders in society.