This week, the third grade talmidos of Bnos Malka Academy held their annual Rashi Breakfast. After the students completed learning “Rashi Script,” they celebrated the momentous occasion with a special breakfast. The students were privileged to hear Rabbi Meir Gavriel Elbaz speak about Rashi’s background, the significance of learning Rashi and how to do so. It is a skill they will use and value for the rest of their lives.
After dining on a delicious breakfast, the students went on a scavenger hunt searching for Rashi letters, which they then had to transform into a phrase they had already learned from Chumash, T’filah, or Y’dios Klaliyos. Next, each student decorated a beautiful picture frame displaying each girl’s name written in Rashi letters. The handmade keepsakes are sure to be treasured for years to come. Students had a grand time at the Rashi Celebration.
At the conclusion of the exciting morning, the students were reminded that now the real work begins. Mrs. Babad, assistant principal of the lower grades, explained: “Baruch Hashem, our students are well on their way to learning to extrapolate Rashi’s question and delving into the answer, as well. We congratulate them on reaching this important milestone in their learning, and we wish them many years of inspiration and growth from learning the words of Rashi.”