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the many students, parents, siblings, and teachers who danced with enthusiasm and ruach at our Israeli Dance Festival! Special shout out to all who made the Israeli dance festival a success: to all the faculty and staff who came supported and danced, to teachers Limor, Adi, Sandra, Anat and Tamarah for helping students and staff learn all the dances. It was a great night of joy and community. More pictures of the Israeli Dance Festival HERE.
In honor of Tu B'Shevat, the Gesher class used their creativity to integrate Hebrew and English in their artwork and to make a connection between the Jewish Holiday, Israel and Schechter's core value Lev Tov.
In class, each student created a tree collage that describes what a tree needs to grow and what trees provide for us. The students used Hebrew and English words and wrote the various words on their tree's leaves, such as Water - Mayim, Shemesh - Sun, Adamah - Soil, Helps to breathe, Keep species alive, fertilizer etc.
In the second center, the students created a tree out of a paper towel roll and pipe cleaners. On the leaves of the tree, they wrote words that describe kindness such as helping, caring, be kind, be friendly, be nice. They made a connection to our core value of Lev Tov.
In the third center, the students decorated a pot and even though they are not in Israel they fulfilled the mitzvah of planting by planting parsley.
In Parashat Hashavua, Parparim students learned about the giving of the 10 Commandments at Mt. Sinai. After discussing each commandment and why God would consider it important, the students, noting that rules help us be safe and make the world a better place, added their own suggestions for good rules to follow:
We would do well to follow our students’ words of wisdom!
Schechter wishes Chuck and Robin Gold and their entire family a hearty mazal tov! They celebrated the bar mitzvah of Eli (gr. 7/Habonim) last weekend.