On Rosh Chodesh Adar, the chesed committee of Shulamith Middle Division volunteered at the Rina Shkolnik Food Pantry at the JCC in Cedarhurst, delivering toiletries collected during a drive that took place last month.
Coach Temima Miller and Captains Aliza Fruchter and Ellyana Pilevsky couldn’t be prouder as the Shulamith Mustangs took third place in the MJDSBL league. Though the Shulamith gym is not regulation size, and the team has no court to call their own, the players were always smiling, worked hard, were eager to learn, and displayed the highest level of sportsmanship at all times.
Can you spell “arduous”? How about “charismatic” or “enervating”?
The Shulamith Spelling Bee, a highlight of Literacy Week in the Middle Division, featured these words and more as charismatic students from grades 5 through 8 proved their spelling prowess.
In the first bee of the day, fifth grade class champions Tamar Abittan, Leorah Shetrit, Temima Stern (filling in for Chani Heimowitz who was absent), Miriam Landau, Atara Lifshitz, and Tiferet Tuchman competed against the sixth graders, Elisheva Spirgel, Yael Szlafrock, Aliza Zilberberg, Nava Moskowitz, Rebecca Schonfeld, and Hannah Zucker. The contestants were obviously well prepared and didn’t find the spelling too arduous, but someone had to win, and it was Hannah Zucker who spelled her way to victory in the competition.
In the senior division spelling bee, seventh grade Class Champions Ariella Katz, Haley Rosenberg, Meira Goldstein, Tamar Ifergan, Nechama Jacobowitz, and Noa Naumberg competed against eighth graders, Anni Laufer, Jenny Lifshitz, Leora Muskat, Elana Weiss, Rebecca Aaron (filling in for Gabriella Grossman), and Nechama Morgenstern (alternate for Leora Goldstein).
The students made it look easy, and not the least bit enervating! Eventually, seventh grader Haley Rosenberg was declared the winner, with Jenny Lifshitz, of grade 8, a close second.