Central celebrated “Positively Pink Week” last week for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The week was kicked off on Monday by Junior Gabi Lefkowitz of West Hempstead and Senior Talia Hazan of Flushing, where they spoke about Sharsheret and showed a video of how the organization supports women with breast cancer and their families.

The G.O. held different events and chesed opportunities throughout the week. On Tuesday, they sold pink lemonade during lunch with a slogan of “think pink, drink pink” (special thanks to Mrs. Rebecca Teper for the slogan). Wednesday featured Color Street Nail Strips sold during lunch for “Mani-for-the-Cure,” with a thank you to our math teacher, Ms. Kim Konzack, for donating all of the nail strips. On Thursday, students and faculty alike came to school dressed in pink apparel for Central’s “Positively Pink Day,” and the G.O. sold pink doughnuts during breakfast. All money raised throughout the week went directly to Sharsheret.

To wrap up the week, students and faculty all gathered for the opportunity to hear from Dr. Deena Rabinovich, mother of Central’s Dean of Students, Mrs. Aliza (Rabinovich ’06) Gewirtz, about her personal journey with breast cancer. It was truly inspiring to hear about her experience. Aviv Amar, a senior from Woodmere whose mother battled breast cancer, said “this week was extremely meaningful. It was really heartwarming to see how much effort the school put into the events and awareness.”

Thank you to our G.O. and Chesed Coordinator, Mrs. Yael Axelrod, for such a great week at Central!

To hear about more of the special programming that happens throughout the year at Central, please join us at our Open House on Sunday, November 7! Register at yuhsg.org/OpenHouse.