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Israel 2022 – Day 4-5: Evan Sussman & Zach Smith

These past two days were a blast! On Friday, we left our hotel by the Kineret and headed to a kibbutz called Sde Eliyahu. There, we learned how they farmed by using organic technology and other techniques to help make farming safer and more effective with some genetically engineered animals like bees and special male mosquitos that can’t reproduce. When...
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Israel 2022 – Day 3: Gavi Lappen

Yesterday, we did so many fun things. We started off the day after breakfast and Tefillah and went to Tzfat. After we got there, we heard the siren for Yom HaShaoh. For me, it was super meaningful because I was able to participate in a full country remembrance of the loss of the Shoah. Then we went into one of...
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Israel 2022 – Day 2: Maksim Abramov

Yesterday was day 2 in Israel! It’s hard to say which part was my favorite of the day, because we did SO much. We stated our morning bike riding for 4.5 miles at Agmon Hahula, which is one of the biggest bird migration places in the world. Along the bike ride, we stopped at many places to see fish, ducks,...
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Israel 2022 – Day 1: Zach Smith

We’re finally in Israel!!!! It was a long journey — like an entire day — but we finally made it.     We woke up early to get to the Cleveland Airport and had a good flight to Newark. We had a pretty long layover before a pretty long flight to Israel. We were supposed to sleep on the flight,...
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Gross Schechter Week in Review – March 4th

March 4, 2022 1 Adar II 5782 Parashat Pekudel Candle Lighting 6:02 pm Dear Kehillat Schechter, This year on the Hebrew calendar is a leap year. This means that we have two months of Adar, Adar I and II. We are called upon to increase our joy in the month of Adar, and that is exactly what we did this week at...
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Gross Schechter Week in Review – March 11

March 11, 2022 8 Adar II 5782 Parashat Vayikra & Zachor Candle Lighting 6:10 pm Dear Kehillat Schechter, We welcome you to Shushan, Persia! Please come in costume and join us at Gross Schechter Day School on Purim, Thursday, March 17. You’ll be transported to Shushan and very festive halls sparkling with colorful lights and glitter. Our school day will begin with a costume...
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Gross Schechter Week in Review – March 18

March 18, 2022 15 Adar II 5782 Parashat Tzav Candle Lighting 7:18 pm Dear Kehillat Schechter, Yesterday I was overwhelmed with gratitude. I could not have been more thankful to Gross Schechter Day School’s parent body for choosing GSDS as their children’s school. While in our Purim parade, and our spectacular all-school Megillah reading, it was very clear to me that–together–we are growing...
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Gross Schechter Week in Review – February 18

Dear Kehillat Schechter, Please join me in wishing Mazal Tov to Avery Milota and her family on Avery becoming a Bat Mitzvah. Avery was called to the Torah last Shabbat afternoon at Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, and then we celebrated Avery and her family’s simcha at Gross Schechter Day School yesterday during Middle School Tefilah. Mazal Tov Avery! You make us all proud! The team...
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Gross Schechter Week in Review – February 11th

Dear Kehillat Schechter, In this Shabbat’s parsha, Tetzaveh, Moshe is commanded to receive pure olive oil from the children of Israel so that  Aaron can kindle, from evening till morning, the everlasting light. Here at Gross Schechter Day School, students joyously engaged in a wide variety of learning and leadership opportunities provide the kindling that illuminates the entire building. This was especially true...
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Gross Schechter Week in Review – January 28th

Dear Kehillat Schechter, Mazal Tov to the Cooper Shapiro family on their daughter Miriam in 6th grade becoming a Bat Mitzvah. This Shabbat, Miriam will celebrate her becoming a Bat Mitzvah at Oheb Zedek Cedar Sinai Synagogue. We had the pleasure of honoring Miriam and celebrating with her family at this past Thurdsay’s middle school tefillah in the Merkaz. Miriam read her Torah...
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