We are delighted to share the first Yavneh Girls newsletter.
This term has been edited and produced by Rebecca Harris Y10 YG.
Yavneh girls celebrate Rosh Chodesh Adar Rishon with hot chocolate and chocolate doughnuts kindly donated by Mr Addleman of Brackmans.
This year we had a 'Shmitta fair' the girls learnt the basics about Shmitta followed by a Kahoot quiz.
There were different stations including;
Many thanks to Mrs.Hoffner and Mrs.Silberman for organising.
In honour of the last day of Chanuka, Yavneh girls mastered the skills of drumming with a fantastic 'drumming workshop'. The event was organised by Mrs Gefen.
Yavneh girls celebrated Chanuka with a fun filled party on Monday night. After enjoying their pizza and chips the girls competed in a scavenger hunt and activities with great prizes. The theme was 'Chanuka' organised by Dalya Smith and Dalia Kreike with help from the rest of the sixth form.
The event culminated with a doughnut making demo led by Debra Kaye of ' In the kitchen with Debra'. The girls went home with a selection of fresh and crispy homemade doughnuts.
Year 9 YG ran a bake sale in aid of GIFT on Sunday, raising £700.
GIFT representatives Sophie Woolfstein and Aliza Noe remarked how proud they were of the girls who worked so hard baking, advertising and selling the cakes. The money will go to help needy families in the community.
Yavneh Girls Sixth Form have recently returned from a five-day trip to Poland.
They visited the camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek, Belzec and Plaszow to understand the horrors of the Shoah and paid their respects at mass graves in Josefow and Zbylitowska Góra.
They learned in the famed Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin, Davened at the Graves of the Noam Elimelech and Izhbitzer, and spent a beautiful Shabbos in Krakow where they Davened Mincha in the Rema’s Shul, toured the ancient Jewish city and visited the Sarah Schenirer’s Beis Yaakov school and her memorial on the edge of the Plazsow Camp.
The trip was led by Rabbi Chaim Cohen and Mrs. Lani Eshel in conjunction with JRoots.
Martin Seitler: I think it’s actually up to us as parents to thank you and your team for leading such a wonderfully powerful experience. It is probably something that will stay with the girls for the rest of their lives.
Angela Seitler: Completely echo this. This was an extraordinary opportunity, delivered with so much care and thoughtfulness. Thank you for everything
Michal Maslin: A huge thank you to all the amazing teachers involved in putting together this life changing and uplifting trip. Many thanks for keeping us informed throughout the trip. It made us feel like we were experiencing it with you.
Jeffrey Gilbert: Hi we would like to thank all those involved in making this trip happen in such crazy times and ensuring the students did not miss this important part of the Yavneh education and etching our their minds such an incredible part of our history but ensuring it was done in a sensitive way Lois & Jeffrey
Shoshanna Giffen: Hi. Thank you all for organising and making such an amazing trip happen for the students and making sure that they did not miss out on this important journey even in such crazy times. We also want to thank you for keeping us updated all the time in such a lovely way. Shoshy and Shmully Giffen
Shoshi Elias: Thank you so much for organising such a special trip and leading them sensitively through an emotionally harrowing trip. It’s definitely changed how my daughter sees her world.
Belinda Kreike: Hello. Gareth and I know how fortunate Dalia is to have you as an educator. She fully appreciates everything and is a credit to Yavnah and your team. Thank you
Liesbeth Harris: Good morning, we just wanted to thank you so much for taking Hadassah on this inspirational trip to Poland and for all your care and guidance during this time, it is certainly an experience that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Thank you again Liesbeth and Daniel Harris
Students in Year 12 and 13 Yavneh have just returned from a journey to Poland led by Rabbi Chaim Cohen and Mrs. Eshel, learning of the challenges and experiences of Jews in Europe during the Shoah. Whilst in Poland they have reflected on their journey through a unique Photography Reflections Project with Mr.Leventhall, Head of History. "Student photographic and written reflections provide a unique insight understanding and reveal the depths and pride our students have in their Jewish and community identities."
This is the fifth year students have participated in this project. Their responses can be viewed online in the document attached and in the main school foyer exhibition area.
Well done all.
Yavneh Girls was graced with a visit from Dayan Berger who affixed a Mezuza into the front door of our new building. Addressing the girls, Dayan Berger spoke of the unique responsibility that the Yavneh Girls have in representing the community, referring to Yavneh as a crown in the jewel of Manchester Jewry.
Other Mezuzos were affixed by Rabbi Ephraim Guttentag, Rabbi Boruch Krasner, Rabbi Benjy Simmonds, Danny Lopian and other staff members.
The students enjoyed affixing the other Mezuzos around the school.
With the chance to win £500 in camera equipment, comejoin the Snap For more details , see Mrs. Waxman and the art department. Full details can he found here.
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