This Tuesday our school will join together in community and ruach (spirit), over zoom for our annual Lag B’Omer festivities. Lag B’Omer (literally translated as the 33rd day of the Omer) is a holiday with obscure origins. In the present day, it is a day of fun and celebration, often including bonfires, picnics, games, weddings and haircuts! At Yavneh, we usually celebrate Lag B’Omer with a day of friendly sports competition and teamwork. All the students are mixed up into teams and as captains the 8th graders lead each team. Well, in true Yavneh style, not even a pandemic can stop the spirit and teamwork of the 8th grade! Along with the help of our creative teachers, our 8th graders are very excited to lead the celebration of Lag B’Omer virtually and together this Tuesday, May 12th. Here’s how it will work:
There are 10 teams, each with 2 8th grade captains and 2 teachers. Each student has been assigned to a team that has a unique zoomlink just for Lag B’Omer. On the morning of Lag B’omer each student should wear their team color and log into the all school t’fillah link for our opening assembly at 8:30 am. Immediately following the ceremony, they will join their team, on the Team Zoom Link, Where they will be guided by their 8th grade captains to compete in various events, all with an emphasis on teamwork, ruach and fun.