It's hard to believe that our Sunday School year is drawing to a close. Your amazing children have enriched my year with their humor, wisdom and goodness. I sincerely hope that they will visit me next year.
On Sunday, April 30th we learned about Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. We studied Hebrew vocabulary words related to this holiday. Some key words are Dehgel - flag,
Cachol - blue, and Lavan - white. I told the children about my first visit to Israel, which took place the year after I graduated high school. I lived on Kibbutz Gesher Haziv for one year. I then told a story with props about work life on a Kibbutz (collective farm). We looked at the geography and culture in Israel.
I'd like to acknowledge our teaching assistant, Sam Erlich. He's been with me for several years, and now he's heading off to college. Sam is one of the most conscientious and mature young people I've ever met. Incredibly intuitive and kind, Sam has touched the lives of your children and has become a devoted friend an colleague to me. We at SSJS wish Sam all the best as he embarks on his new adventure.
Please join us this coming Sunday at 10:45 SSJS graduation ceremony and a party. I look forward to seeing you.