27 Elul 5776 / September 30, 2016 Parshas Nitzavim
WISHING YOU A SWEET AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
ALL OF US AT BAIS YAAKOV WISH OUR FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS A K'SIVA V'CHASIMA TOVA, FULL OF CONTINUED NACHAS, GOOD HEALTH AND PROSPERITY.
SNAPSHOT OF UPPER ELEMENTARY
Three girls in Morah Neumann's
4th grade - Naomi Liskovich, Leah Naiman, and Miriam Slansky choreographed a dance to perform for their
Chumash class depicting the battle between
Yaakov and the
Sar shel Esav
th grade math with Mrs. Rosenbluth
HEARTFELT THANKS FROM A MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT
Teaching has to be one of the most challenging professions in the world. Every teacher invests an incredible amount of emotional and intellectual energy into every child sitting in front of them. We constantly need internal as well as external inspiration to keep us going, as we realize that we are touching the future. One of our teachers in the Learning Center (who will remain anonymous) received a note from one of her students at the end of last year. We are sharing an excerpt from the letter although though we are quite confident that many teachers received similar notes:
"...I honestly would've had a much more stressful year without you. When I needed help, you helped me, when I was upset, you were upset too. When I laughed, you laughed with me and when I was happy, you were happy with me. You encouraged me to study whenever I didn't feel like it...I'm worried about what I'll do without you next year. Without you pushing my limits and without you giving me that extra encouragement that I needed...I won't be able to say thank you enough times or describe with words how much you've helped me through this year. Thank you so so so much.
SNAPSHOT OF MIDDLE SCHOOL
The G.O. Hall Decorating Committee of the BYMS G.O. decorated the main lobby for Rosh Hashanah. They portrayed the scene of Tashlich, making the floor look like water with a bridge in the middle.
The Middle School Gmach under the direction of Mrs. Shuli Frand created a magnificent bulletin board in the
Bikur Cholim Room in Sinai Hospital.
MRS. GUTMAN'S A''H SHLOSHIM
As Bais Yaakov commemorated the shloshim since the passing of Mrs. Gutman, a"h, Rabbi Hexter shared words of zikaron and encouragement with our middle and high school girls. Mrs. Gutman was a role model who left an indelible mark on all who had the merit to know her. She fought for justice for each student, so that their individual needs would be met. Beyond "doing" acts of chessed, she "loved" chessed with every fiber of her being. Even when she herself was in great pain, she always asked people about what was going on in their lives and tried to figure out ways to make their lives a little bit better. Her signature smile left others feeling loved and cared about.
Perhaps most striking is that no one will ever know all the beautiful things she did, because she did them with tznius. Mrs. Gutman walked with the Ribbono Shel Olam with modesty, doing her many, many good deeds quietly and privately.
We at Bais Yaakov had the great zechus of having Mrs. Laure Gutman as part of our family and to learn from her actions daily. May Hashem give us the siyata d'shmaya to follow in the ways she so beautifully taught us.