Saturday, December 14, 2019

Prior to Rosh Hashanah, WTA students from kindergarten through fifth grade decided to send some “new year’s cheer” to a group of Israeli soldiers and military police in a warm and lovely gesture. Each child drew a new year’s card to be sent to Israeli soldiers and police officers, with messages written from their heart. Older children wrote things like: “Dear soldier, shana tova! I hope you will come back home safely.” Or, “Dear soldier, good luck in the army. I hope you will have a good year!” Kindergarteners and first graders didn’t write letters; they drew colorful pictures instead: Images of apples and honey, birds, hearts and flowers. The chayalim were so touched by the students’ messages, that they recorded and sent the school videos of themselves thanking the children for their good wishes, and wishing them a happy new year in return.

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