Four Israeli exchange students arrived at JFK with cheers of excitement and lots of hugs from their peers at Yeshiva University High School for Girls (Central) on Sunday.
As participants in Central’s Ulpana Exchange Program, these young women will attend classes with Central students, tour New York, and experience life in American Jewish neighborhoods.
This visit follows a six-week program in Ma’aleh Adumin, Israel, attended by nine of Central’s sophomores. The American students dormed with Israeli students and were totally integrated in the Judaic Studies classes and activities. General Studies teachers were employed to keep them up to date in their studies.
This remarkable program is unique to Central and is a truly life-changing experience.
“We met a little penguin; we thought he was so cute! We made a patterned scarf to go with his black suit!”
Morah Wasser’s kindergarten students completed an exciting unit on penguins. First the children learned about penguins through books and photographs. They used paint and construction paper to create their own little winter friends. The children created colorful patterns to make the penguins scarves and learned how to measure how tall the animals were. To complete this unit, the children made “penguin treats” out of Oreos and candy — a delicious and fun way to learn!
The Long Island Blood Services committee has awarded the “Hero-Globin Award” to Rambam Mesivta every year since 2008 in recognition of their valiant commitment to the people of Long Island. The Rambam Mesivta Blood Drive Committee held their 2nd Blood Drive of the year on Jan. 29.
With an eye toward giving back and under the leadership of senior Eli Lava, junior Netanel Muskat and sophomore Jonathan Wiesel, the students, parents, and alumni of Rambam came out in full force to help those in need.
Rambam Mesivta has long been known for its commitment to Torah, academic excellence and activism. Making Blood Drives a priority and, in the words of senior Eli Lava recognize that, “We are saving lives,” make it clear that Rambam’s mission to the world is to bring light to the darkness, go where they are most needed, and to show that chesed is in their blood.