Colors: Blue Color

The Kanfei Yud Beis Bas Mitzvah Program culminated with a meaningful and fun evening celebration for the 6th graders. Mrs. Nechama Jurkowitz, limudei kodesh principal, addressed the girls, encouraging them to look back and see how far they have come this year. She emphasized the need to use their expanded understanding of the various relationships in their lives to become empowered in this new stage as a Bas Mitzvah. Mrs. Jurkowitz quoted Rav Wosner as she beseeched the girls to start davening already now to build a future bayis ne’eman b’Yisroel, because their tefllos and mitzvos are so precious to Hashem.

On Wednesday evening, May 12, Shevach High School’s beloved principal, Rebbetzin Rochelle Hirtz, delivered a very thought-provoking and meaningful shiur to its alumnae via Zoom. Organized by Shevach alumna Menucha Avruch, Rebbetzin Hirtz began her talk by quoting the Gemara in B’rachos that the name of a person provides us with a glimpse into a person’s character and future accomplishments.

On May 21-23, MTA hosted an unforgettable Shabbaton for the Sophomore and Junior grades at Camp Dora Golding. The event featured an exciting array of activities, including sports, games, hikes, shiurim, and chaburos, barbecues, bonfires, and an all-night basketball tournament. Talmidim truly enjoyed this special opportunity to bond with their friends and rebbeim. “One of our main goals for this exciting Shabbaton was enabling our talmidim to be present while they were with each other,” said Director of Student Activities Rabbi Danny Konigsberg.

HALB eighth grade boys have begun writing to their new pen pals: seventh grade boys at Pelech. They are writing in each other’s languages and will be sending 2-3 correspondences each by the end of the year. What a beautiful way to feel connected to peers in Israel!

HAFTR Lower School students enjoyed several outdoor experiences with nature over the past two weeks. Before Shavuos, Kindergarten classes helped Principal Ms. Joy Hammer fill our new garden with plants. They enjoyed digging a space to set the plants so that they will grow and fill in the garden over time. They talked about how plants need soil, air, light, and water to grow.