The talmidot at YSZ High School for Girls began Friday morning, September 30, at 5:30 a.m., when the world was quiet and the sky still dark, as a bus waited in front of the campus for something spectacular. Within a few minutes, the girls, huddled in sweaters and ready for an adventure, were on their way. After some words of inspiration shared by Mrs. Rina Zerykier, menahelet, about the power of the Aseret Yemei Teshuvah, sunrise, and t’hilim, students found a spot on the vast beach to daven and feel the grandeur of Hashem’s creation. Enveloped in nature, and immersed in the t’filah, the girls connected to the precious time and uniqueness of the moment. A delightful breakfast of muffins and hot chocolate followed with pre-Shabbat music and ruach that energized the girls for the day.
The girls enjoyed camaraderie and scenic views, and took advantage of the photo op collectively as a school. Magnificence is the word that captured the moment, feeling, and impact that YSZ Girls High School shared on this special erev Shabbat of Shabbat Shuvah.