As the vibrant colors of our extended summer weather painted the skies, Yavneh Day School embarked on a memorable journey of celebration, learning, and togetherness during the festive season of Sukkot. Our school campus came alive with the spirit of this joyous holiday, and we’re excited to share the highlights of our Sukkot festivities with you.
Eating in the Sukkah: Every day, our students take advantage of our beautifully adorned Sukkah during lunchtime. Sharing meals outdoors in our community-built dwelling fostered a sense of sweetness and comfort, reinforcing the importance of togetherness and gratitude during this special time.
Learning About the Holiday: Sukkot is a time for education and reflection. Our students engaged in meaningful lessons that explored this harvest festival’s history, traditions, and significance. They learned how Sukkot connects us to our heritage and the importance of hospitality, kindness, and generosity. Many of their learnings were integrated into subjects like STEAM, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, and more.
Buddy Activities in the Sukkah: The sukkah became a hub of friendship and bonding as students from different grade levels came together for buddy activities. These heartwarming interactions allowed our students to share their knowledge and experiences, promoting unity and mentorship within our school community.
Creating Decorations: Our creative students joined forces to craft beautiful decorations, adding a personal touch to our festive space. These handmade decorations added an extra layer of charm to our Sukkot celebrations.
8th Grade Tefillin Workshop: Our 8th graders embarked on a special journey of spiritual growth as they learned the sacred art of tefillin wrapping from the esteemed Rabbi Berkenwald from Sinai and Rabbi Roller from Beth David. This invaluable experience deepened their connection to their identity and heritage.
BINGO in the Sukkah with the Yavneh Parent Association: Laughter and excitement filled the Sukkah as the Yavneh Parent Association hosted a lively game of BINGO with Dor and Rony as Caller Captains. Parents, students, staff, friends, and family came together for an evening of fun, prizes, and community bonding under in our community-built structure.
Simchat Torah Celebration – All Are Welcome!: The excitement continues as we look forward to tomorrow’s Simchat Torah celebration, led by our 8th graders. This lively event promises joyful dancing, the unrolling of the Torah, and an opportunity for all members of our extended Yavneh family to come together and celebrate the completion of the annual Torah reading cycle. Please join us for this momentous occasion, where all are welcome to participate in the merriment and revel in the wisdom of our sacred texts.
At Yavneh Day School, Sukkot is more than just a holiday; it’s a journey of discovery, unity, and joy. We extend our warmest wishes to you and your family for a Sukkot filled with blessings, happiness, and the embrace of cherished traditions.