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 In Hashavua Article

Many of us crave routine and stability and believe that it is good for our families. These days those things can be hard to come by. For many of us, books provide both consistency and regularity and play an important and calming role in our lives and the lives of our children.

Our purpose in reading varies. Perhaps we’ve chosen a book with the intention of learning something new and wanting to educate ourselves on what’s important in today’s world. Perhaps we’ve found that cozy spot in our house or backyard and engage in reading simply for pleasure or to escape.

This time at home has given some of us the chance to scour our bookshelves and pay it forward by passing on books that our children no longer read. Some of us have pulled out books that we have read once or twice and have taken the opportunity to reread. Some of us have ploughed through our nightstand and read last year’s bestsellers, a cherished book that meant so much, or perhaps a recommendation from a friend.

This year, Yavneh will celebrate Reading Week from November 16th-20th. This coincides with our Scholastic Book Fair which will take place online from Nov.16-28. While this year will look a little different than the past, the spirit behind it remains the same: Yavneh’s Reading Week is dedicated to celebrating and fostering a love of reading.

Never before have we welcomed guest authors from all over the world to participate in Reading Week over Zoom. This unique situation will enable many Yavneh students to engage in a variety of new experiences like an art demo with an illustrator, an author panel discussion, and a yoga class taught through storytelling, as well as many others.

I look forward to seeing your children connect and engage in books that interest and excite them.

Erin