News From Ramaz
Written by Iris and Ori Yifrach, Rachelli and Avi Fraenkel, and Bat-Galim and Ofer Shaar, parents of Eyal, Gilad and Naftali
Last week, in their Judaic Studies classes students watched this short YouTube video in which Rachelle Frenkel asks for everyone to choose any act, large or small, to remember the power we have as a people when we choose unity over division.
Sophomores Sophie D., Paola M., and Elizabeth A., accompanied by Ms. Benel, travelled to The Village, and not knowing what to expect felt somewhat timid. They were quickly put at ease by the veterans' warm welcome, all whom had served tours of duty that stationed them in war zones, from Afghanistan to Iraq and beyond, and now were seeking ways to heal. Paola, Sophie and Elizabeth were humbled by the veterans' brief introductions, and they felt proud of our troops in ways they don't often experience. They plan on working hard at continuing our students' connection with the men and women who have bravely serve our nation.
Another group of students chose to bake challot, packaging them in bags tied with colorful bows and stickers that read, Shabbat Shalom! Sophomore students, Adam A., Sophie D., Gloria K., and Michael P. brought them to the Upper East Side Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. The in Center's Rabbi will distribute them to the residents to enjoy at their Shabbat dinner.