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Bais Yaakov             e-Newsletter  





HIGH SCHOOL
24 Cheshvan 5777 / November 24, 2016                 Parshas Chayei Sara
 
PRE-ELECTION DEBATE
Prior to the recent presidential election, Baltimore County  Republican Chairman Al Mendelsohn and Democratic State Senator Bobby Zirkin came to present the views of their respective presidential candidate to the school. After the debate, each student received a ballot and voted for president. President-Elect Donald Trump won the High School election.

DISCOVERY
Discovery held their opening assembly on Friday, November 4 th introducing their theme " Honored by Your Presents," focused on the  middah of Kavod. The High School is anticipating learning about Kavod in various situations that will be described over the course of the year.


RABBI MECHANIC
On Monday and Tuesday, November 14th and 15th, Rabbi Daniel Mechanic, f ounder and director of Project Chazon  spoke to our Eleventh and Twelfth Grades. He delivered a fascinating and unique program filled with chizuk and divrei hisorerus   about  Yesodei HaEmunah.  The students were enthralled with his presentation and enjoyed every minute of the three-hour long speech.

RABBI LAU VISITS BAIS YAAKOV
On Friday, November 18 th, Bais Yaakov High School had the honor of Rabbi Dovid Lau, the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, taking time out of his busy schedule to come speak to us. Rabbi Lau gave a beautiful Dvar Torah on Parshas Lech Lecha.

EXHIBIT PREP
The entire school is having a blast preparing for exhibit! The rooms are collecting a wide variety of items, such as bottle caps, shoe boxes, and paint chips to use in the hundreds of pieces of artwork that create the exhibit. The students also are enjoying the theme of "Women in Tanach." 


ONE MAN'S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN'S TREASURE
Exhibit is in need of: 
  • CDs 
  • Shoe boxes 
  • Paper towel rolls 
  • Keys 
  • Corks 
  • Waterbottle/ soda caps
  • 1 gallon milk cartons 
  • Green, blue, and purple crayons

Items can be dropped off at any Bais Yaakov Building
A LESSON ON DISABILITIES 
Mrs. Yael Zelinger, Disability and Inclusion Associate with the Center for Jewish Learning (CJE), teaches American Sign Language (ASL) in the High School.  Mrs. Zelinger and her 11th grade ASL class recently had a fascinating discussion.  As the girls were being taught the song  "Deaf Man in the Shteibel"  in sign language, one girl commented, "I feel so bad for deaf people; they cannot hear music."   The lesson was tabled as Mrs. Zelinger and the class launched into an animated discussion about disabilities. One girl disclosed that she has dyslexia but grapples with the term "disability." Everyone was involved, as they talked about what it means to be disabled vs. having a disability.  Do people with disabilities have strengths they can share, teach, or contribute?  Do they want our pity?  Need our pity?  Do any of us want to be known for our weaknesses ...or our strengths?  As one girl started walking out in the middle of the class, the teacher commented, "Don't stay out because this may be the most important discussion of your life." The student promptly sat down.
ASL Class

CAMP BAIS YAAKOV
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Registration is now open for   Camp Bais Yaakov. 
  
PTA CORNER

T he PTA Annual
Chanuka Mall Night will be December 3

Vendors Include:
  • Adina B
  • Babybandini
  • Crystal and Ice Boutique
  • Dips by Leah
  • Ear Piercing by Estee
  • Headbands by Rochel Neuberger
  • Headlines by Hinda
  • Headquarters
  • Jewish Books, Toys and Games     by Audrey Franco
  • KinderKrafts
  • Liz Wigs - Wigs under $100
  • Pampered Chef
  • Perfect Piercing
  • Rabbi Kunda CD's 
  • Silver Concepts
  • Sterling Impressions
  • The Cookie Jar
  • The Hive
  • The Mimi Boutique
  • Thirty One
  • ...AND MORE!
Interested vendors please call 347-460-2707
Nov 24- 25  Thansgiving Day Vacation
Nov 30 MS Parent Teacher Conferences
Dec 3 PTA Annual Chanuka Mall Night




Nov 22  In Memory of                                          
Bracha Bassheva (Singer) Barenbaum,  A''H
ברכה בתשבע ע"ה     
 
בת הרב יוסף אהרן נ"י
Sponsored by 
Chaim and Malky Wecker
 



To Sponsor a 
Day of Davening & Learning 
please contact Rabbi Gross at 
410-363-3300 ext. 9511 or ragross@baisyaakov.net