Friday, September 7, 2018 ~ כ"ז אלול תשע״ח
Friday Candle-lighting: 6:58 PM ~ פרשת נצבים
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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!
WELCOME TO OUR NEW FACULTY AND STUDENTS!
Welcome to our new faculty members!
Mr. Shmuel Bitton, Rabbi Akiva Bruck, Mrs. Nicole Cohen, Ms. Rebecca Jutkowitz, Mrs. Claudia Kamali, Mrs. Kayla Klein, Dr. Shuli Mashieh, Mr. Brandon Melendez, Mrs. Racheli Spingarn, Mrs. Andrea Muller, Mrs. Deborah Natko, Mrs. Josephine Nazar, Ms. Samantha Nieforth, Mrs. Ayelet Sapir, Ms. Rochel Segal, Ms. Shirin Soufian, Ms. Sandy Weiss and Mrs. Shoshana Zacaim!

Welcome to our new YHT students!
Nursery
NC: Keren Ben-David, Racheli Ferster, Ben Friedman, Eitan Frishman, Maya Gafni, Naomi Goltche, Callie Hametz, Yosef Hillel, Yoni Hurwitz, Eyal Kahen, Scarlett Klein, Mati Lermer, Aria Pelcovitz, Daniel Reich, Dovi Rosenberg, Mikaela Sztulwark, Dael Tsaidi and Jonah Yunatanov NS: Dylan Lior Ben-Shimon, Avigayil Greenberger, Serena Greenberger, Hannah Greene, Jett Herman, Harry Hirsch, Alyssa Hourizadeh, Jessica Ivak, Daniel Katzman, Chloe Maslow, Binyamin Noy, Roni Samuels, Jordan Scherzer, Pnina Shakarov, Kayli Shevlin, Ezra Shor, Liam Glimstad-Siri and Aria Zanzuri

Kindergarten
KC: Eyal Abrahmov, Daniella Alayev, Jason Aminoff, Audrey Daniel, Shimon Kaikov, Sara Kashanian, Menashe Klear, Rachel Levy, Talia Nassimi, Leah Rudich, Emma Shur, Maggie Singer, Max Wilkenfeld, Sophia Zar and Caleb Zeltser KE: Akiva Arjang, Zoe Binstock Shlomo Borukh, Aaron Chacham, Aviel Cohen, Avery Ebrani, Jacob Gohari, Eliana Hoffman, Hannah Kahn, Ayelet Karp, Yoni Koren, Noah Levy, Liam Livi, Zoe McCrossin, Jacob Moghadasian, Nathaniel Nektalov, Binyamin Paz, Itai Samuels, Aaron Shakarov and Sofia Sztulwark KJ: Leielle Agajan, Noa Ambalu, Ariella Brandsdorfer, Zev Feldman, Moshe Gafni, Ilan Ganchrow, Yehuda Hakimian, Tani Hoffman, Yitzi Levian, Kinneret Moradi, Gavriel Penn, Keren Rabizadeh, Jacob Rahmani, Ailey Schlusselberg, Jayden Shahverdi, Daniel Verschleisser and Asher Zaboulani KW: Aiden Aaron, Haim Cohen, Benica Javidnia, Maytal Shaulian and Zach Wilkenfeld

1st Grade
1M: Ezra Fricker and Ariella Koptiev 1N: Donni Misher and Ayelet Noy 1R: Jonathan Yakubov

2nd Grade
2E: Julietta Galibov 2M: Elijah Krikhely 2P: Joshua Yakubov

3rd Grade
3H: Moshe Penn 3R: Katelynn Koptiev and Leora Neymotin 3Z: Liat Pinhasov

4th Grade
4N: Tamar Ciment 4P: Toby Krikhely and Elisha Tsaidi

5th Grade
5L: Daniel Marzuk 5P: David Banilevi, Eli Penn and Eitan Shahkoohi

6th Grade
6-2: Emily Yakubov 6-3: Tzvi Tsaidi

7th Grade
7-1: Ami Dayan 7-3: Ateret Tsaidi
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
It was heartwarming to watch as smiling, enthusiastic students returned to school this week. The energy was palpable as classes began. Looking ahead at the upcoming school year is exciting. 
One of our goals this year is to recommit ourselves, as a school community, to our healthy eating guidelines. Together, home and school, we share the responsibility to ensure that our students are healthy. Students spend much of their day at school and we feel a responsibility to join with our parents in teaching our students the value of healthy eating and providing them with nutritious food. We take this responsibility very seriously in light of the recent nationwide spike in childhood obesity and diabetes. Once again, we will be partnering with LIJ Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center under the guidance of pediatrician parent, Dr. Roya Samuels, in a school wide initiative, this time to educate our students about the importance of eating healthy food. We ask you to partner with us in this very important initiative by sending in only healthy snacks and lunch food to school with your child. At school, we have kicked off this program by having a nutritionist work with our faculty during teacher orientation. Teachers will be modeling healthy eating and enforcing our healthy eating guidelines. Below is a list of guidelines we will be following in school, based on feedback from Anastasia Schepers, a registered dietitian/nutritionist in the Department of Community Outreach at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, who addressed our faculty last week. Looking forward to a HEALTHY and successful school year for all of our students. Shana tovah!
  • Snacks are defined as food items that are roughly 200 calories or less. We ask that snacks be nutritious, such as fruit and vegetables, cheese and yogurt 
  • Not all celebrations will be marked with food, some will be through song and dance and other activities
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations will now be fruit and mini muffins
  • We will be distinguishing between every day foods and sometimes food (such as Rosh Chodesh and holiday treats)
  • Class siyum parties will be substantial meals rather than junk food
  • YHT is a soda free building for all events, at all times 
  • We are establishing a wellness committee comprised of teachers and parent volunteers to set and maintain healthy eating guidelines as well as ensure that all hot lunches are well balanced and nutritious. 
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON IN YHT?
CHECK OUT A FEW OF THIS WEEK'S YHT FACEBOOK POSTS!
CHECK OUT A FEW OF THIS WEEK'S YHT INSTAGRAM POSTS!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION, DATES AND REMINDERS
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? 
CLICK  HERE  FOR THE  SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENU

WEEKLY TABLE TALK AND PODCAST!
CLICK  HERE FOR THE TABLE TALK
CLICK  HERE FOR THE TABLE TALK PODCAST (NEW!)
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: 
~SEPTEMBER~
September 10-11: Rosh Hashana - No Sessions
September 12: Tzom Gedalia
  • Grades 7-8 2:00pm Dismissal with No Busing
  • Grades K-6 3:45pm Dismissal with Friday Busing
September 13: PTA Opening Event 7:30pm
September 16: Preschool Kick-Off Event: 9:30am-11:00am
September 18-19: Yom Kippur - No Sessions
September 24-October 2: Sukkot - No Sessions

~October~
October 4: Classes Resume
PTA CORNER
WELCOME BACK
The YHT-PTA is excited for another great year! There are many wonderful and varied opportunities to participate and volunteer throughout the year. Right now volunteers are needed to help out with lunch. Email yht-pta@hartorah.org if you're interested or for more information.
OPENING EVENT NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT
Come out this Thursday night, September 13th, to see old friends, make new ones, and kick off the year with the YHT PTA!  Click here to RSVP .
LICE CHECK
A huge thank you to all of the parent volunteers who helped make lice check and PTA registration run smoothly last week:  Elana Aminoff, Dana Bassali, Malke Joshua, Rachel Lebovich, and Suzana Shimonov.  And a shout out to our student volunteers: Lea Bassali, Yael Bassali, Orli Fish, Tani Fish, Dena Joshua, Sophia Lebovich, Aviva Schilowitz, Sara Schilowitz, Michelle Shatz, Esther Shimonov, and Leah Shimonov.
DID YOU GET YOUR CALENDAR?
A huge Kol HaKavod to Tova Abrahmov and April Bernstein for their tremendous efforts the last few months in producing our amazing new calendar. Calendars were distributed at lice check to all PTA member families. If you have not yet gotten a calendar but would like to, please email YHT-PTA@hartorah.org and send in your $50 PTA dues check, made out to YHT-PTA, to the office (attention: PTA). A calendar will be sent home with your child.    
SHOW YOUR YHT SPIRIT
We love seeing everyone in their new YHT gear! Didn't get everything you need or want? We have dri-fit baseball caps and kippot (some "klipped", some with one clip) available for purchase, as well as limited quantities of the terrific new line of spirit wear. Email YHT-PTA@hartorah.org to buy.
MAZAL TOV!
Mazal Tov to Debbie Joseph and John Joseph on the birth of a granddaughter born to Max ('03) and Nikki Joseph! Mazal Tov to aunts Rebecca ('97) and Nina ('99)!

Mazal Tov to Rena and Alan Schnall on the birth of a granddaughter, Talia Aliza, born to Dena and Jeremy ('98)! Mazal Tov to aunt and uncle David ('96) and Maggie ('01)!

Mazal Tov to Karyl and Asher Miller on the birth of a granddaughter born to Lauren ('98) and David Kohn! Mazal Tov to aunt Rebecca ('02)!

Mazal Tov to Drs. Marcie and Neil Stein on the birth of their granddaughter, Rochel, born to Miriam ('99) and Rabbi Shlomo Karp! And Mazal Tov on the birth another granddaughter born to Rav Tzvi Moshe ('96) and Tzipora! Mazal Tov to aunts and uncles Rav Shaul Mordechai and Michal ('96) & Gary ('03) and Hayley!

Mazal Tov to Deborah and David Pfeffer on the engagement of their daughter Yael ('11) to Simcha Kessler of Far Rockaway!

Mazal Tov to Orlie and Eric Taber on the birth of a girl! Mazal Tov to big sister Elana (1D)!

Mazal Tov to Hilda and Rodney Javidnia on the birth of their son, Lev Avraham! Mazal Tov to big sister Lielle (1N)!

Mazal Tov to Orit and Moti Lax on the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Adina (7-3) !

Mazal Tov to Pesha Kletenik and Chesky Werzberger on the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Rachel (7-3)!

Mazal Tov to Karen and Roy Simon on the marriage of their son Joshua to Alexandra Barnett!

Mazel Tov to Ellen and Larry Barth on the birth of their granddaughter, Shaindy, born to Aron and Yehudis!

Mazal Tov to Pegah and Yehuda Goltche on the birth of their son, Yishai! Mazal Tov big sister Naomi (NC)!

Mazal Tov to Zahava Michilovitch on the birth of a granddaughter, Eden Sara, born to Maureen and Yaron Merdinger!

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Shlomo and Minna Loebenstein on the birth of three granddaughters! Chava Leah born to Michoel and Chaya, Rachel born to Meir and Bayla and a girl born to Chaim and Yehudis Levy!

Mazal Tov to Rachel and Ari Ziegler on the birth of their daughter, Yehudit Shoshana!

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Elimelech and Chani Chanales on the birth of their grandson, Shimon Ephraim, born to Shifra and Yossi Turk!

Mazal Tov to Ellen and Meir Zombek on the birth of their grandson, Shlomo, born to Aliza and Yair Zinburg!

Mazal Tov to Mindy and Barry Gavarin on the marriage of their son, Amir to Nava Teitelbaum!

Mazal Tov to Keren Fefer on her marriage to Bryan Adler!

Mazal Tov to Drs. Karyn and Shalom Feinberg on the bar mitzvahs of their two grandsons, Nachi Meyers and Akiva Leibtag!

Mazal Tov to Ms. Margaret Reddington on her engagement to Anthony Fiorello!

Mazal Tov to Ms. Nora Mallozzi on her engagement to Thomas Giordano!
BARUCH DAYAN HAEMET
We regret to inform you of the passing of the beloved mother of Morah Shifra Chechik, our long time Ivrit teacher. 

The funeral took place Monday in Eretz Yisrael, where Morah Shifra will be sitting shiva through Sunday morning. She can be reached at 011-972-55-922-6527.
We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Zinah Twersky ע"ה, mother of Naomi Hamer, grandmother of Jack '15 and Emily '18.
We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Jules Nordlicht ע"ה, father of Dr. Chaim Nordlicht, grandfather of Shayna '06 and Rami '12.  
We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Alexander Ziskind, ע''ה, father of YHT Alumni Parent, Dr. Mordechai (Marc) Shulman, and grandfather of Hannah ('14).
We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Yosef Deil (Yosef ben Yoel), ע"ה, beloved father of YHT Parent, Mrs. Ghila Ebrani, and grandfather of Eliyahu ('10), Elianna ('12), Shirly ('16), and Yoel (6).