Graphics by Olivia Kahane ('23), Aaron Newman ('24), Elie Loberfeld ('22), Mikalia Shandler ('22), Rebecca Aler ('23), Orly Dimont ('23),
Rivka Reich ('24), Chantal Newman ('22), and Naomi Reichenberg ('22)
Color War broke out last Thursday on Yom Haatzmaut. With Israel as its theme, this years’ Color War was definitely one for the books! Even in this Covid-dominated world, we were still able to safely enjoy tons of exciting competitions, including volleyball, soccer, and rock-paper-scissors, a favorite among students, by separating each activity by grade. Additionally, each grade was tasked with performing either the team song, slam poetry, stomp, or dvar Torah. Gavi Melnitsky (‘23), a member of the blue team, remarked that, “Color War was actually very normal and enjoyable, and we were lucky to have some sense of normalcy.”
Though some students worried that they would miss the unity and ruach from having all the grades together, our teachers and administration worked very hard to rectify that. The team captains also put in a lot of effort to increase their teams’ school spirit.
Hila Blanca (‘23), a captain of the blue team, commented that, “many teachers were focused on making sure that the activities ran smoothly, so it was really up to us captains to invoke that sense of ruach.”
Aliza Billet (‘21), a member of the orange team, added that she is “super grateful to the administration, especially Mrs. Hochner and Rabbi Wolk, who helped organize and run Color War. I think they did an outstanding job given the circumstances.”
Jonah Schenker (‘23), a captain of the blue team, agrees and noted that “[Color War] was amazing for a Covid year. Teachers did a great job making the best out of a bad situation and we are incredibly appreciative that they were able to get this done.”
The student body as a whole is very grateful to the teachers and administration for making the best of this pandemic and providing an amazing Color War experience. The orange team ultimately emerged victorious, but fun memories were made all around.
Article by Hannah Shapiro ('23)