Colors: Blue Color

As we gear up for Chanukah, the student body at Bnos Malka Academy prepares letters of encouragement to the Jewish soldiers at Fort Benning in Georgia. The small “care packages,” assembled by the 8th grade class, have lots of delicious Chanukah treats and even small dreidels. (Imagine grown men in uniform sitting on the floor spinning a dreidel.) Perhaps the sweetest part of the gift is the personal letters written by the second graders to the soldiers.

It is an important Central tradition for each grade to embark on a couple of chesed missions throughout the year. The freshmen had their first taste of this last week, when the grade split up into groups to help out the needy in various places. Some went to Yachad Gift to help special needs employees package gift baskets for Chanukah, and others did similar work at the Met Council.

In honor of Parshas Chayei Sarah, Yeshivat Merkaz HaTorah hosted their Fourth Annual Mommy & Me Challah Bake on Sunday, November 17. The school mothers and students gathered together to celebrate and learn all about the special mitzvah of baking challah. Every year, the mothers of the school make an effort to rearrange their schedules in order to attend.