Milwaukee Jewish Day School students are sharing the joy of the Jewish holiday by giving 1,200 gift baskets to their neighbors in the Jewish community.
Milwaukee Jewish Day School students are sharing the joy of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim by preparing gift baskets for their neighbors in the Jewish community. On Thursday morning, the school's lunchroom was a whirlwind of activities, as all 207 of the students packed Hershey's Kisses, licorice, granola bars and triangular-shaped Purim pastries known as hamentaschen into 1,230 gift bags known as mishloach manot. Rabbi Moishe Steigmann, who is in his first year as the director of Jewish studies at the school, said he wanted to introduce the activity as a way to share the joy of the Purim season. "We give it to other people to increase the joy of the holiday, to share that joy with everybody else," Steigmann said. The bags will be …
Gan Ami teachers made an inspirational quilt to provide comfort and support for their fellow teacher Jeff Daugherty, who is battling cancer.
To provide comfort and support during his ongoing battle with cancer, teachers of the Gan Ami Beginnings, Preschool & Kindergarten of the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center made a quilt for long-time teacher Jeff Daugherty. “It made me cry. It makes me feel love, warmth, honor and support,” said Daugherty, who has been a teacher of three- and four-year-olds at the JCC since 1996. The colorful queen-mattress-sized quilt includes art and inspirational messages written by Gan Ami teachers such as “Get Well”, “Be Strong,” “Much Love” and “Imagine butterfly kisses.” Pictured left to right are Gan Ami teachers who helped work on the quilt: Rachel Macagon, Elayne Katz, Tracy Thompson, Heather Spencer, Lisa Kulakow, Shlomit …
Program encourages physical activity and promotes healthy eating habits in children ages 3-5.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011