Colors: Blue Color

On Shabbos, Parshas VaYishlach, the JHS girls from the Yeshiva of Central Queens had their annual Shabbaton. The girls in grades 6 through 8, along with staff and alumni chaperones, davened and had breakfast at YCQ before heading upstate New York for a Shabbaton filled with ruach, friendship, and spirituality.

Last week, the Rambam Mesivta community had a special assembly, led by Rabbi Yotav Eliach, Principal of Rambam and noted author of Judaism, Zionism, and the Land of Israel, commemorating the anniversary of the United Nation’s passage of the Partition Plan on November 29, 1947.

In the 2017-2018 school year, HANC Plainview invested in an optional Mindfulness course for the staff members who were interested. The sessions were run by Licensed Clinical Psychologists and Social Workers at the Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, based in New York. Last year, only a handful of teachers kept Mindfulness actively going, which led Mrs. Lynda Last and Mrs. Francie Goldberg to apply for a grant to bring Mindfulness back to every classroom. They received a $1,500 Microgrant from The Jewish Education Project, the only organization that works across the New York Jewish community denominations and institutional settings to help educators develop new, innovative ways to engage and educate Jewish kids, teens, and families.