Connecng Yomim Tovim
Welcome back to school! I hope you enjoyed your ט״וי and spent quality time with your family and
friends. I am sure you enjoyed and had tremendous תחנfrom your children’s projects and הרות ירבד.
November 8– Preschool Parent-
Teacher Conferences in Hamil-
November 9—school picture
November 13– Boys Parent–
Teacher Conferences in the
November 15 –Girls Parent-
Teacher Conferences in the
October 20, 2017
ל ‘עשת ירשת‘‘ח
א ‘ןושח שדוח שאר
than these” – why not? הזה תלאש המכחמ אל יכ
because this המכח, these תוראה and heights that
you experienced, הזה תלאש you borrowed them.
Throughout our lives, and during different times
of the Jewish calendar, the ע״שבר lends us as a
gift; certain inspirations and loftiness – allowing
us to artificially achieve certain levels of תוינחור.
The purpose of this loan is to give us a glimpse of
the growth possibilities that lie latent within us.
And when the ע״שבר reclaims His gift, as is often
felt at the close of י ט״ו ,we have what to aspire to
Therefore, the deflation felt with the onset of this
period of the year is not a cause for sadness.
Rather, it is an opportunity to recall the emotions
of םיארונ םימי and take encouragement. It is a
chance to utilize the distraction free time that
these long winter month provide, and invest the
effort and diligence to actually truly acquire and
internalize those תושגה that we achieved as a gift
during Yom Tov.
May we all be הכוז to a fulfilling and healthy
(Based on a shiur of Rav Chaim Kaufman zatzal)
Rabbi Shmuel Ochs
On תוכוס דעומה לוח תבש, we read in תלהק
the timeless words of ךלמה המלש:
“ םיבוט ויה םינושארה םימיהש היה המ רמאת לא
ע תלאש המכחמ אל יכ הלאמהז ל“
Literally translated, המלש is cautioning us
not to say that previous days were better than
these, since you are not questioning why this
is so from a place a wisdom.
Having just completed the תוינחור packed,
and incredibly inspiring days of the םימי
םיארונ, where we experienced the
tremendous תוררועתה and תברק םיקולא
generated by this special time, it is difficult
to understand the words of the הליגמ. With
ןושח upon us, and the concurrent long and
dark winter season ahead, we often feel
deflated and sapped of the tremendous high
that the ט״וי season so recently ended
engendered. We can’t seem to capture that
same תובהלתה. Why would we not look back
nostalgically at the passionate days of םימי
Rav Shlomo Karliner invites us towards a
more nuanced understanding of the קוספ:
“Don’t say that previous days were better
1G went apple picking in an orchard in Stow. Thank you to Mrs. Cywiak, Mrs. Gelernter, Mrs. Mermelstein, and Mrs. Schwebel
for assisng with the trip.
Congratulaons to Yosef Simnegar on winning the September masterpiece contest. Mr. Wagner’s October masterpiece contest
is based on the picture “Bamboo in Wind and Rain” by Tao-Chi.
Understanding Our Dierences sponsored by The Ruderman Foundaon presented two programs in 5G this week. One on au-
sm and one on intellectual disabilies. Thank you Mrs. Lowenstein for assisng in this program.