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GUARANTORS
The opening of this week’s פרשה finds יהודה confronting יוסף in his battle to ensure
that בנימין returns to יעקב . When explaining to יוסף why he, from all his brothers, is
taking the lead in defending יהודה ,בנימין states: כי עבדך ערב את הנער ואיך אעלה אל אבי
והנער איננו אתי , “Your servant is the guarantor of the young lad, and how will I face
my father if the boy is not with me?”
3:57 PM
December 22, 2017
ד טבת תשעח
פרשת ויגש
· December 24 Early
dismissal at 11:30 am due
to Rebbeim faculty
meeting.
· December 28 Asarah
B’Tevesspecial dismissal
grades 5G - 8G 12:00 noon,
grades 6-B 12:30 pm
· January 1Early dismissal
for Preschool and grades
1G-8G at 11:50 am,
dismissal for grades 1B-8B
at 12:00 noon
Binyamin, he is saying, is my
responsibility. I promised my father that
I will make sure Binyamin returns
unscathed.
The מפרשים homiletically explain this
פסוק as a critical חינוך directive that
parents and educators must constantly
evaluate themselves against.
We are the guarantors for our children.
The רבש״ע bentches us with the gift of
progeny, and invests us with the
responsibility to provide them with the
proper חינוך , and to raise them with an
appreciation for Torah values and good
character.
Parents and educators must ask
themselves: ואיך אעלה אל אבי והנער איננו
אתי , If I am the guarantor for this great
gift that Hashem bestowed upon me,
how will I be able to face my heavenly
father if the child is not with me? How
will I be able to face the רבש״ע if I
haven’t done my utmost to ensure that
my child remains with me on the דרך
הישר ?
May we all be זוכה to be מחנך our
children properly, and only see nachas
from them.
גוט שבת
Rabbi Ochs
· The Torah Academy Gala Auction was a major success. See the attached flyer for details.
· Thank you, Mr. Sam Chajes, for getting a donation of 24 used computers. We have used them to replace outdated computers in our computer
lab and in some of the class rooms in the Williston building.
· Thursday, December 7, boys in 3B traveled to Warrior Ice Arena where they toured the facility. They learned about the revitalization of the
entire local, current projects to bring business back to the area and about the architecture of the arena. Students observed a skating drill practice
where players perfect their skills, watched coaches helping players work on their weaknesses, and saw how injured players work on
rehabilitation. Afterwards the boys enjoyed an hour of exercise on the ice. Thank you to Mrs. Johnson for organizing the exciting trip
and to chaperones, Mrs. E Bier, Mrs. Loketch, and Dr. E. Schonberg.
· The Chanukah Mesibah for boys in grades 1-8B was celebrated with much excitement and fanfare. The boys were seated according to teams
“Marvelous Menorah” and Incredible Dreidel”. Most of the classes put on performances. Rabbi Rodkin , Rabbi Frohlich and Y.L Rodkin
performed a special stunt. There were Divrei Torah by M. Silberman and Y. M. Rosengard. Thank you to the rabbeim for all their efforts
making this the most exciting Chanukah Mesibah ever. Amazing achdus and commaraderie was felt by all. A special thank you to the set up
Bulletin Board
DAYS OF LEARNING
· 25 Kislev sponsored by Yehuda in honor of Ariel ben Bracha. May the light of Chanuka and of Torah light up the
way for him in his journey of rekindling his internal flame of goodness, warmth, connectivity, and satisfaction.
· 25 Kislev - sponsored by Mr. & Mrs Sam Yavner as a zechus for a Refuah Shelaima for Moshe ben Elka Taiba, Dr.
Murray Yavner
· 4 Teves - sponsored by Rabbi Baruch & Mrs. Miriam Goldman l’iluy neshmas Eleanor Rosenbloom a”h
WEEK OF LEARNING
· 26 Kislev3 Teves - sponsored by Mr. Hershel & Mrs. Risa Miller In memory of R' Meir Chaim Alter ben R'
Shammai z"l, Dr. Melvin Bulmash
committee: A. Cywiak, M. Fontek, S. Halpern, and Y. Sack.
· The Hamilton 8th grade G.O. prepared a Chanukah party for grades 1-8 that was held before Chanukah break. The theme was “Go Nuts for
Donuts” which included playing a “random bag game” , a hilarious Chanukah skit by 8G, and a decorate your doughnut activity. Thank you
Ahuva (Polter) Feintuch for transporting the doughnuts from Lakewood.
· The theme of the grades 5-8G Chanukah Mesibah this Tuesday night was “Light Up the Night with Neon Colors.” . The activities included
games, a make your own salad bar, baked ziti and dancing.
· Grade 2 girls completed Parshas Noach. They celebrated with a 2 part siyum.
· 4G celebrated their class Chanukah party at Mrs. Sternfield’s house on Tuesday, and enjoyed a Chanukah activity and game.
· 5G baked and decorated doughnuts at Mrs. Gould’s house on Wednesday. Thank you to Mrs. Rosengard for assisting with the transportation.
· Girls in grades 4-8 participated in a bein hazmanim learn-a-thon about the mitzvah of Challah. The girls were required to hand in a completed
Challah packet and were subsequently tested on the material they learned. The names of girls who participated in this project and received
sefarim donated by Rabbi and Mrs. Klerman are listed inside.
· Winners of the Shnayim Mikra raffle for the week of Parshas Vayeshev are; Moishy Fontek, Meir Hain and Nechemia Ochs and for the week
of Parshas Miketz are: Yisroel Feldman, Moishy Fontek, and Meir Hain.
· In honor of Chanukah, our PreK classes performed for their parents and gave them much nachas.
· The Kindergarten classes combined a Chanukah performance with an א-ב סיום . A special Chanukah arts and crafts activity completed the
festive event.
· 4G participated in a Gateways, Understanding our Differences program focusing on learning disabilities. The program is underwritten by The
Ruderman Family Foundation. Presenters were Gary Alpert, Miriam Heyman, and special guest speaker, Lori Polacheck.
· 5G displayed creative menorahs in their special “Marvelous Menorah Museum”. A few of their projects were featured in Hamodia magazine.
Grade 5
Y. Feldman (V, M)
M. Leff (V, M)
Y. Y. Mermelstein (V, M)
D. Simnegar (V, M)
N. Youshaei (V, M)
Grade 6
A. Bier (V, M)
Y. Gould (V, M)
M. Miara (V, M)
N. Ochs (V, M)
Grade 7
M. Hain (V, M)
Y. A. Leff (V, M)
S. M. Solomon (V, M)
Y. Zyto (V, M)
Grade 8
M. Fontek (V, M)
Y Miara (V, M)
SHNAYIM MIKRA
Mazel Tov to learners
for Parshas Vayeshev (V) and Parshas Miketz (M)
NEW BOXTOPS CONTEST
We are beginning our
BOXTOP-BY-CLASS CONTEST.
Please bring or send in boxtops
with your child to give to the teacher.
The contest will end on Monday, March 5,
(after Purim).
The winning class will receive a prize.
HATZLACHA RABBAH! Much success!
MAZEL TOV!
· Michoel & Michal (‘03) (Hamaoui) Ovadia on the birth
of their daughter and to grandparents, Rabbi Aaron &
Mrs. Ruti Hamaoui
· Nuriel & Zissy (‘08) (Freedman) Kramer on their recent
marriage and to parents Mr. Elliott & Mrs. Malka
Tzipora Freedman
· Binyomin (‘08 ) Wilhelm on his recent engagement toa
Rochel Germane and to parents Rabbi Moshe Dovid
and Mrs. Bassie Wilhelm
· Paltiel & Reut (‘99) (Cohen Skaly) Taub on the birth of
their son and to grandmother, Mrs. Irit Cohen Skaly
MITZVAH OF CHALLAH
PRIZE WINNERS
Grade 4
Hadassa Hain
Shira Kamoun
Rivka Ledewitz
Yehudis Septimus
Naomi Zyto
Grade 5
Naama Atar
Naomi Davydov
Rivky Dessler
Leah Rosengard
Sadira Rothman
Grade 6
Sara Bracha Hain
Naomi Cywiak
Chaya Sara Rodkin
Rivka Weiner
Grade 7
Shira Feuerstein
Aviva Forman
Chaya Shaindel Mintzes
Chana Tzophiya Lowenstein
Shiffy Shanske
Shoshana Youshaei
Grade 8
Gili Atar
Nechama Baila Blumberg
Shaindel Greene
Adina Ostashinsky
Bracha Yehudis Rodkin
Bulletin Board
COMMUNITY NEWS
· December 22Mazel Tov to Eli & Sari Kohn on the
birth of a baby boy. The Sholom Zachor will be held at
the Kollel 7:30-10:30 pm
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WILLISTON SNAPSHOTS
1. The boys choir singing at the Torah Academy Auction.
2. After reading “The Little Seed”, boys in grade 1 created their own illustrations.
3. 6B celebrated a Chanukah Mesibah at the home of the their Rebbe, Rabbi Frohlich. Rabbi Menchel and Mr. Berman joined the
festivities. Mr. Berman presented a Chanukah D’var Torah to the boys.
4. 3B at the Warrior Ice Arena.
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HAMILTON SNAPSHOTS
1. Grades 1-8G Chanukah Mesibah.
2. The NEON activity from the grades 5-8G Mesibah
3. “NEONITES” enjoying 5-8G Mesibah.
4. Grade 4 girls mesibah at Mrs. Sternfield’s home.
5. Grade 5 baking doughnuts at Mrs. Gould’s house
6. Grade 2 displayed the dreidels they put together as part of their
Parshas Noach siyum
7. 2G studied a unit on kindness. As part of the unit, the girls made
Chanukah cards for children in the Rofeh program.
8. Mrs. Nussbaum played a musical Chanukah game with the girls in
grades 3 and 4.
9. 4G present an explanation to the preschool classes on the
importance of why we should not litter.
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HAMILTON SNAPSHOTS
1. Prek1 Chanukah performance
2. PreK2 Chanukah performance.
3. Kindergartens 1 and 2 Chanukah performance and siyum א-ב .
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