March 25, 2021, 12 Nisan 5781
This Week  הַשָּׁבוּעַ
A Message from the Head of School
L’Shana Haba’ah B’Yerushalayim – next year in Jerusalem.

Passover offers us so many profound moments of reflection and connection. Each year we are given the opportunity to reflect with fresh eyes at the world that shaped us and aspire to what it could be.This year our perspective is powerfully influenced by the pandemic and our aspiration for freedom has recently started to feel like it may be on the horizon. We are seeing windows of hope and optimism all around us with more people receiving vaccines and continued improvements in the case rates in our county and across the country. It truly feels like we are on the verge of better times and it is that hope that propels us. Read more
Passover Resources
Need a Haggadah? Use Yavneh’s 2020 Zoom Haggadah or visit

Readings and Conversation Starters: With insights from Hadar faculty and activities for children and families, Hadar’s 5781 Pesah Reader will be your guide to finding new meanings and messages in this upcoming holiday.

Need ideas for things to do with your children? PJLibrary Passover Resources 

Students in Action
Kitah Dalet discovered which elements conduct electricity best by using a Makey Makey. More photos
Kitah Gimel created a giant fraction number line.
Kitah Gan is getting ready for Passover. They tasted some matzah during snack time this week. More photos
Matzah Mitzvah Makers
Kitah Gimel made matzah covers for Passover and gave them to a group of Holocaust survivors. More photos.
Sonia thanks Kitah Gimel, “The Matzah cover is just adorable and too precious. Yavneh Day School is very thoughtful and extremely creative. Everyone’s beautiful thoughtfulness will be remembered as long as I live."
Kitah Alef students were able to understand how to make bricks as the Israelites did when they were in Egypt. The used sand, water, clay, and straw (hay). This classic JSTEAM activity is always a favorite! More photos
Kitah Alef reenacted the story of Passover. More photos
Kitah Alef made their own Passover seder plates. More photos
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