April 11, 2019, 6 Nisan 5779
This Week  הַשָּׁבוּעַ
Reminders for the Week
Message from Kitah Zayin
There’s what you think you’re teaching and then there’s what the students learn. As teachers, our focus on our journey to the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon was on crafting learning experiences for the students that allowed them to engage deeply with the themes of the plays we had the privilege of attending. Navigating multiple identities, relationships, inclusion of those who are different from ourselves and the power of memory were just a few of the important topics we encountered when we saw As You Like It, Hairspray (featuring actors of diverse abilities), and the world premier of Mother Road. While the students were certainly impacted by the plays and our discussions were heated and rich, the lasting lessons of this journey come from the implicit curriculum, the unscripted moments of what it means to travel without your parents and to taste independence. Here are a few of the students lasting lessons learned from this journey.  Read more
Calendar and Upcoming Events
Apr. 12
Buddy Shabbat, 2:30pm

Apr. 15
All School T'fillah, 8:30am

Apr. 16
YPA Meeting, 8:45am, JCC Art Studio

Apr. 17

Apr. 18
Torah Service, 8:30am

Apr. 19-26
Passover Vacation, School Closed

Apr. 25
Apr. 28

Apr. 29
All School T'fillah, 8:30am
PE Swimming unit begins

Apr. 30

May. 1
All School T'fillah, 8:30am
Silicon Valley Community Yom HaShoah Memorial Service, Temple Emanu-El, 7:00pm

May. 2
Yom HaShoah
Memorial Ceremony in Beit Kehillah (3rd-8th grade), 8:30am
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2019-2020 School Year Preliminary Calendar
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by Wednesday, April 17th
You can create a personalized tribute to your student in the yearbook. Create, finalize, and pay online using the link below. Every student will receive a yearbook at the end of the school year (included in your YPA dues). More info
PE Swimming Begins on Monday, April 29th
We are excited to partner with the APJCC Aquatics Department to offer swim lessons during our physical education classes. The APJCC instructors, along with parent volunteers, will be helping our children learn the valuable lesson of swimming. Volunteer info will go out in the room parent email.
Common Ground Speaker Series
LIKE: A Documentary about the Impact of Social Media on Our Lives
Thu. Apr. 25th 7:00pm, St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School, San Mateo
Tue. Apr. 30th 7:00pm, Woodside Elementary
Common Ground Speaker Series is thrilled to present LIKE, an IndieFlix original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives. The film will be followed by a moderated discussion. Parents and students ages 10 and up are welcome!
Camp Shalom Spring Break Camp, JCC
Spring Break Camp is for children in Kindergarten-5th Grade. Full-day and extended care options.
A Musical Benefit for Angela
Sun. Apr. 28th 3:00pm-5:00pm, Yavneh Day School
Please join us for an afternoon of singing to honor our dear friend, Angela Gold. This concert will be a way for us to celebrate Angela’s love for music, and the impact she has had on so many of us. RSVP required as space is limited. Donations appreciated.
A Night of Magic
This year's Spring Benefit "A Night of Magic" honored Rebecca and Arnnon Geshuri and was a tremendous success. The evening began with a mezuzah dedication in honor of the Wolff family in the Beit Kehillah. The party continued with performances by Hookslide, the Surfing Magician, and speeches of appreciation by our Head of School, Zvi Weiss, and Rebecca and Arnnon Geshuri. Thank you to everyone who joined us! And if you couldn't make the event, you can still make a donation: ybenefit.givesmart.com
Students in Action
Kol Hakavod to Kitah Alef on their Siddur Milestone Ceremony.
Kitah Chet visited our sister school, Shimoni in Givatayim, Israel and took a dip at Sachne (Gan Hashelosha) a natural hot spring. Read more about their Journey through Israel here.
Middle school students Stav and Meital interviewed one of the security guards at Yavneh. Click here to read the story in Hebrew. 
Kitah Bet students practiced their interviewing skills in Hebrew as they pretended to interview Pharoh (a Kitah Dalet student) for their Passover magazine/newspaper. 
Gan Geffen and Gan Rimon are learning all about oviparous animals. They went up to the science lab and met Spotleaf, the snake in residence.
Community Good And Welfare
Mazal tov to Abby Everett on her Bat Mitzvah.
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In the Community
Host Families Needed for Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley
JFS needs host families for temporary housing (1-2 months) for resettling refugees. More info

Join Team San Jose for the Maccabi Games 2019
Teens are invited to participate in the JCC Maccabi Games 2019 in Atlanta, July 28-August 2. Each summer, we send a delegation of Jewish teens ages 13-16 from Silicon Valley to participate at this international athletic competition for Jewish teens. For details and prices. Registration form

Mimuna Party at the APJCC
Sat. Apr. 27, 8:00pm-11:00pm
Get ready to party with a buffet of Moroccan sweets, live music, belly dancer, a cash bar, and more. Tickets and more info

Silicon Valley Community Yom HaShoah Memorial Service, Temple Emanu-El
Wed. May 1, 7:00pm
Commemorate Yom HaShoah with us in this community memorial service. We are honored to have Max Garcia, a survivor, join us as a guest speaker. Yavneh is a co-sponsor of this event and Yavneh's 7th grade will take part in the ceremony. More info

Santa Clara County Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony, County Government Building
Thu. May 2, 4:00pm
Holocaust survivor Lotte Marcus will share her personal story of survival through receiving a visa from Feng Shan Ho to Shanghai. Yavneh's 7th grade will take part in the ceremony. More info