As part of the Bat Mitzvah program, year 7 went to Stene court to make challas. The girls learnt the reasons why we separate challa and had the opportunity to fulfil the mitzva. They had loads of fun creating different shaped artisan challas which will be enjoyed when they take them home after the Bat Mitzvah evening. The girls checked eggs for blood spots, learnt how to check lettuce and strawberries for bugs and were able to eat those that they checked personally. In addition to the challas that they made for themselves, they made a large batch of challas which were donated to GIFT. Mrs Perez and Mrs Hoffner took part in the event.
Year 7 girls have been raising money through the sale of ice-cream, toppings and other treats. They have raised £70 in one afternoon. Well done girls.
"Ascending the ladder one step at a time" was the theme for the pre-Shavuot programme for Yavneh girls.
After a pizza and chips lunch the girls were inspired by the very powerful messages of all our speakers. It was really special to have 2 of our alumnae who are involved in education in Israel and south Africa address the girls. Alexis levy who is the assistant director of a seminary in Israel said that Yavneh made her the person she is today. Jenny Disler nee Bishop spoke of everyone's personal connection to Torah. Jenny arranged a special program with yeshiva college of Johannesburg during lockdown. Daniella Rothman-Fritch spoke of her journey from professional dancer to educator and how she took small steps in her journey back to her Jewish roots. Shiffy Silverstone was so candid in her approach to life's challenges, it's always a pleasure to listen to her. A special treat was seeing our Yavneh Sem girls who are currently at Midreshet Tehilla. They described how Sem has impacted on their lives and outlook.
The highlight was the fabulous flower arrangements that the girls artistically created under the guidance of Mrs Adina Strom. We are sure that they will adorn the Shabbat and Shavuot tables.
The Yavneh girls joined the Unite to ignite initiative in memory of Moshe Bergman of Manchester who tragically lost his life in the Meron disaster. Together with 6 other frum girls high schools, Yavneh Girls were united כאיש אחד בלב אחד as we approach Shavuot.
There was a joint video produced with all schools taking part in the Tefilla and some inspirational ideas.
The girls created a tambourine as a reminder of the faith of the Jewish women before they Egypt, may it be in the merit of the righteous woman that we soon meet Moshiach together in unity.
Click HERE to watch the Unite to Ignite presentation with the Yavneh Girls.
Many thanks to Mrs.Hoffner for organising.