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  December 22, 2017
 4th of Tevet, 5778 

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    Parshat Vayigash
Candle Lighting at 5:16 PM
We are Blessed!

It has been very busy at KYHS. With an action-packed Chanukah followed by this weekend's exciting shabbaton in Orlando, the students and staff at KYHS are constantly in motion.   
In this week's parsha when Yosef brings his sons to to blessed by their grandfather, Yaakov famously switches his hands and places his right hand on the younger Ephraim and his left hand on the older Menashe.
Curiously though, the Torah introduces Yaakov's blessing by saying ויברך את יוסף -- "and he blessed Yosef."  Why does the Torah describe this as blessing to Yosef if in fact the blessings were given to Menashe and Ephraim? The Rashbam answers simply: A blessing for the children is a blessing for the parents. There is no greater gift for parents than to know that their children will be blessed. As educators, too, there is no greater blessing than to see our students grow and achieve.
I feel very blessed to work in KYHS and I feel blessed to be spending this wonderful weekend of ruach learning and camaraderie  with such wonderful students and colleagues. May we all continue to be blessed.  
Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Jonathan Kroll
Head of School

Upcoming Events
Dec. 22-24 
School Shabbaton
Mon. Dec 25 
Parent Child Learning
Thu. Dec 28
Asarah B'Tevet - Early Dismissal

Good and Welfare
Sasan ('08) and Yael Peimani on the birth of their son, Matanel Meir.

Zev ('04) and Michelle Kilstein on the birth of their daughter, Adina Breindel.

Faculty Mazel Tovs
Mazel tov to Rabbi Daniel & Shira Kroll on the birth of a boy, and to the uncle Rabbi Jonathan Kroll.

Mazel Tov to Nili & Ruben Alcalay on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Leori.