Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Last Friday, a group of students visited Plumb Beach as part of an eKo Commission Beach Cleaning event. There they attempted to rid the beach of as much miscellaneous litter they could find. Everyone had a great time, in which they learned about dangerous hazards that our environment deals with due to litter. They saw how even the tiniest pieces of litter can impact the environment and now have a good understanding of how important it is to take care of our world. They look forward to the next trip.
~Rachel Isayev and Merle Dweck
Monday, April 29, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
On Wednesday, April 24, students from Yeshivah of Flatbush's 2-HR class and a class from Brooklyn College Academy, a primarily African American public school, had the unique opportunity of meeting and learning about each others' cultures and heritage. The trip was organized by NYC council members Jumaane Williams and David Greenfield, with the purpose of educating students about the atrocities that took place in both Jewish and African American history as well as current challenges and issues.
The first part of the day was spent at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan, where students from both schools were able to internalize the horrors of the Jews who went through the Holocaust. The final part of the day was spent in the African Burial Ground National Monument, where students learned about the suffering and injustice African American slaves experienced as well as the contribution they have made towards building up the city of New York. Flatbush students spoke about the Holocaust and answered general questions about Judaism that Brooklyn College Academy students asked, and in turn, we appreciated learning about aspects of African culture from the museum and Brooklyn College Academy participants, like learning traditional African songs and burial customs.
We ate lunch together at City Hall, where we met up with the councilmen and discussed discrimination and genocide. Students from both schools talked about their personal experiences facing stereotyping and discrimination, and we learned that Jews and African Americans share very similar problems in that area. All in all, it was a great experience to meet students from a different, non-Jewish school and to be able to talk with them about serious issues that affect us both as Jews and African Americans.
Thanks to council members Greenfield and Williams and especially to our amazing teacher Mr. Rothbort for this very unique trip! ~ Sarah Levy
See The Jewish Week article about this trip here.
We are especially impressed with the competitive spirit of our student body as evident in the large number of students who took the exams during their lunch period.
We look forward to the results!
~Ms. Monique Benun, Science Teacher
Thursday, April 25, 2013
|Lauren Berkovits, Jeffrey Nussbaum, Charles Chakkalo, Rachel Linfield|
Your SGO 2013-2014
President- Lauren Berkovits
Vice President- Jeffrey Nussbaum
Treasurer- Charles Chakkalo
Secretary- Rachel Linfield
Here are our campaign videos for your enjoyment:
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Fast forward to 10:30 Sunday morning. Over 150 students came to participate in the special event. The basketball tournament, organized by Jack Sasson, had over 50 participants, who not only played basketball but also got involved during their break with the special need visitors from Special Children Center, Imagine Academy and Ohel. All the students and guests played bingo, did arts and crafts, and decorated cookies. As part of Cooking for a Cause, students made Chicken Pockets that were donated to the SBH Food Pantry. For lunch participants had pizza generously donated by Mr. Steve Shammah, from Kids 'N Action in honor of his grandchildren.
Everyone involved in the Chesed Bonanza Day had a blast! All proceeds will be going to Hatzalah, The Special Children Center, Imagine Academy, SBH, and Ohel. Special thanks to Sophia Chabot, Jack Sasson, Victor Zeitoune, Senora Ovadia and the entire Chesed Bonanza Day committee! We couldn't have done it without you!
Friday, April 19, 2013
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
At the end of an intense eight month program, on Yom Hashoah, our Witness Theater group, under direction of Sally Grazi Shatzkes, performed for the public and for the students at the Yeshivah. The play was a moving dramatization of the stories, narrated by the survivors. The survivors went through the program so that we can pass it down to the next generation and the world will never forget. As Sonia Klein, one of the survivors said, If I can't erase the war from my arm, why erase it from my mind? But more importantly, let me tell you my story. Because when you become a witness to my telling, then you will know why we can never forget, never erase, never stop telling and witnessing…. ~Contributions by Millie Marcus
This unique program has been featured in multiple news outlets including:
• The Jewish Week
• UJA Federation of New York
• Israel's YnetNews
• News12 Brooklyn
• JM in the AM
Thursday, April 11, 2013
This years themes were represented by the seasons of the year. The main theme was Progress and each season showed 4 steps of progress: Improvement, Independence, Resilience and Determination. As our world constantly advances there is one advancement that is often overlooked, which is the progress of our own selves. As they grow, trees use their seasons as their milestones of time and of progress, and as human beings so do we. Our jewish tradition provides us with improvement guideposts: the holidays. these markings of time lead us on our path of improvement and guide our development through every step.
On Saturday night students involved themselves in the color war by going to designated houses for each team to help out with skits, videos, games, songs and more. On Sunday students packed the Beit Midrash to hear Rabbi Besser speak during Sunday Morning Learning. Afterwards students helped decorate the hallways with their teams theme which was spearheaded by the art generals. Students also took part with pesach packaging ran by Rabbi Besser. Every morning during breakfast students played musical chairs before they went to class. During the day on Monday students participated in Fun Games - for example college bowl and monopoly deal. On Tuesday students played Creative games - games having to do with the themes of color war. On Tuesday night about 60+ students stayed after school for the marathon which included balancing an egg on a spoon, solving a calculus problem and the final watermelon eating contest. On Wednesday the teams performed their boys dance and their songs and showed their commercials, skits, and banners that they have been working on since the breakout the past Friday.
Congratulations to the Yellow Team and generals Hymie Anteby and Hannah Horowitz for coming in 1st place! Thanks to all the teachers who were involved in this year's color war and thanks to all who participated to make it the best one the school has ever seen! Special thanks to Mrs. Zerykier, the SGO: Michelle Sabbagh, Shelly Hafif, Norman Greenberg, and Louis Ades, Black team generals Emily Shrem and Ovadia Mosseri and the Black Team who helped run and prepare every event to make this an amazing color war. ~Emily Shrem, Senior, Black Team General
Watch videos from Color War 2013 here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtfINX3RRD9vYd3hfJx975lKv0qfSYFrf
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