RYNJ pre-k students enjoyed a fun morning making grape juice as they began their brachot unit with the bracha of “Hagafen.” The children washed and squeezed bunches of grapes and then strained them to remove the pulp. Finally, the yeladim enjoyed a taste test between their homemade grape juice and several popular varieties that they have in their homes.
In the days before Chanukah, Carmel Academy’s third graders did just that. They traveled to a toy store and purchased more than 100 toys—yet they did not keep even one toy for themselves. Instead, the students walked away with a different gift: the knowledge that they were part of a memorable and meaningful mitzvah.
The toys were for children fighting cancer, and the Carmel students spent a month raising the money to purchase the gifts, said third grade teacher Gina Perl.
It all began with a read-a-thon. The students committed to reading 20 minutes for 20 nights, asking their...
Rabbi Green gave a very thought provoking address to students, parents and faculty. He explored the question of “What is life and how do we succeed?” Rabbi Green explained that what one knows is fluid and changing constantly based upon what is experienced from moment to moment. In order for days to be meaningful, people need an anchor, a blueprint for a frame of reference to interpret those...
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