Magic Moments delivered an emotional and thought provoking assembly for Yom Hazikaron. The talented Israeli group shared memories of individual soldiers and the impact their untimely deaths had on their families and wider society. Students lit candles in their memories.
Yesterday saw the culmination of the Yavneh girls Brachot campaign this term, in memory of Sarah Goldman. Each year group had to accumulate as many Brachot as possible. This was all recorded on a chart in the Yavneh hall. The girls have all been really enthusiastic and one could hear lots of Brachot bring recited as you passed their classrooms. The winning class was year Ten, who will be treated to a meal in a restaurant after Pesach.
Bogrot (former students who have just returned from Seminary in Israel led discussion groups. We completed this term with a Brachot party which was enjoyed by all.
nThis event was organised by Mrs Hoffner.
Yavneh girls held their own Israeli mock elections today. The Likud party were firmly in the lead with Shas in second place.
This was organised by Mrs.Hoffner with help from Year 10 who hosted the polling station and Year 8 who prepared the ballot cards.
Mr Roth addressed students in year 9 about the important work of Keren Malki. Malki Roth was tragically murdered by a suicide bomber in 2001 aged just 15. During the Shiva the family discussed how they would memorialise her. Keren Malki the Malki Foundation provides material and financial help to families with special needs children. Their help is available to all citizens of the State of Israel in all areas of the country. Keren Malki is this year’s chosen charity. Students were invigorated after the talk and discussed ways that their groups could raise even more money to help the foundation with its vital work.
In preparation for Pesach, Yavneh Boys held a father son learning session. The morning began with Tephillah which was run by different boys. A tasty breakfast was served much to the delight of all. Soon after, fathers and sons sat together to study source material on the centrality of questions in Jewish tradition. Rabbi Rickman gave a summary talk which was followed by Rabbi Cohen.
The morning concluded with a final message from Rabbi Rickman. Students reported that it was very special having time to learn Torah together with their fathers. Parents left uplifted and looking forward to further opportunities to sit and learn with their sons.
Rabbi Rickman informed parents that the school will be providing thought provoking material to help with Seder night via the school Parsha Webpage.
A weekly parasha (torah portion) sheet is now available for download. Written with the students in mind, it is ideal for discussion at home, across the Friday night dinner table and study. We hope you enjoy.
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