This is the Ta Shma Weekly Newsletter, a publication for the Beit Rabban Day School Community.
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May 17, 2019/ 12 Iyar , 5779
Head of School Message
Dear Beit Rabban Community,

With this Shabbat we close out a week of intensive and fun learning across Manhattan. We are, indeed, maximizing our boundless campus that is New York City. This week our elementary students visited the Lower East Side, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum, all field trips aligned with their interdisciplinary studies. Our Pre-K class is deep into their study of Central Park and spent the week hiking and discovering, including a serious trek all the way to "The Pool" at 103rd Street. Thank you to all our wonderful chaperones who have joined us this week and who are scheduled to join the many field trips over the weeks to come.

This week also brought immense beauty and learning within the walls of our 86 Street campuses, including the culmination of our Third Grade's kindness project, named (by the Students) "Dude, Be Kind!" They shared their learnings with younger classes through books, posters, and presentations. Our 4 year old Gan class has also been working within Beit Rabban to impact the way we handle ourselves and our interactions with each other. Their spring emergent curriculum unit is focused on writing books that help solve problems. Just today, I read one of their original books entitled "The Sad Naomi Book," which provided insightful tips for separating from family members. Look out for their book store grand opening within the next few weeks.

Looking ahead to next week, we are excited to share a fun-filled Lag Baomer on Thursday at our annual, whole-school spring field trip. This year we return to Camp Settoga for a day of outdoor exploration, team activities and artistic expression. And, of course, a communal kumzits wherein we sing our hearts out while our faces are covered in melted chocolate and marshmallow. Just like the kabbalists of yore intended.

We hope that you too had a rich week and are entering Shabbat with the sort of exhaustion that comes from fulfillment. 

Wishing all a relaxing and rejuvenating Shabbat,

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Mazal Tov
To Zev Rose on his upcoming wedding! We have been so lucky to have Zev in our community this past month.

Need Your Prayers
We pray for refuah shelemah, complete healing, for:
  •  HaTinok ben Aviva v'Tzemach, new baby brother of Boaz Richman (Shorashim). If you can help Aviva and Tzemah out while their baby is in the NICU by sending a meal, please  click here.
  • Sue Wood ,  mother of Brandy Wood and grandmother of Lexi and Maddy (Anafim) who is recovering from a broken hip.
  • Dori Shifra bat Masha Aviva, Beit Rabban teacher who is recovering from a fall.
  • Michael ben Chaya, father of Yaron Schwartz and grandfather of Shane in Anafim.
  • Patricia bat Elsa, caregiver in our community going through chemotherapy.
  • David Uri ben Aviva, father of Gan student.
  • Tziviya Devorah bat Zelda Zichlah, mother of Gan student.
  • Yosef ben Rachel, father of Gan student who is recovering from heart surgery.
  • Sarah Leah bat Yocheved Ruth, mother of Jennifer Taviv and grandmother of Ariela in Shtillim and Temima in Nitzanim.
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