6th Grade Chesed
Thoughts from our students about chesed day....
On Monday, January 26th, sixth graders at SSSQ partook in Chesed Day. The word “chesed” means the attribute of grace
. On Chesed Day, sixth graders went to a JCC in Brooklyn. When the bus arrived, the students started assembling mishloach manot (Purim basket). After the mishloach manot bags were ready, the students were placed into groups. One group packaged fruits and vegetables, while the other two groups went from apartment to apartment handing out the bags to people who lived in specific apartment numbers on a list.
The funniest thing about the trip is that most people on the list only spoke Russian so we could not understand what they were saying. However, the adult assigned to accompany one of the groups spoke Russian, so it was easier to converse with the Russian speakers in the apartments. At the end of the trip, students were served pizza, potato chips and water for lunch. The sixth graders enjoyed giving back to the community on Chesed Day. -L.M.
On Monday, we went to a trip called Chesed day. We had a lot of fun. We went to each door in the building, knocking and giving out mishloach manot. I really liked helping people and hearing their side of the story. Thank you very much for welcoming us on this special trip. - D.B.