Over 250 students, faculty, and staff members – and mothers – attended the annual Central Mother-Daughter Melaveh Malkah last Motza’ei Shabbos! The theme of the evening was “Anu B’Yachad” – togetherness – and was an evening supporting Yachad Long Island, an organization near and dear to Central. The evening began with a delicious melaveh malkah spread, and a chance for mingling and reuniting of families across the grades. Ms. Bracha Rutner opened the evening with words of Torah, gratitude, and encouragement for the unity of our Central community to grow and thrive. Seniors and Yachad Club Heads Yaira Goldress and Hadassah Chait shared words of divrei Torah and shared their recent experiences with Yachad, both on Yad B’Yad this summer, and throughout the school year. Senior Eliana Brand, Mrs. Aliza Gewirtz, and Mrs. Yael Axelrod introduced the chesed project for the event, which was making blankets for students at Long Island Ivdu! Mothers and daughters cut, tied, and designed warm fuzzy blankets, which will be delivered in the coming days to the Yachad students.

The evening concluded with the feature student performance, in the Central Playhouse, “Anu B’Yachad,” organized by senior Talia Feldman and Ms. Leah Moskovich! The performance included piano pieces played by sophomore Channah Yurovsky and junior Abby Harris, a choir performance, a dance number, a poem about unity in Central, and a faculty grammen song. The room was filled to capacity with love, support, laughter, and Central unity! Thank you to our generous family sponsors for making this event possible!