Page 20 – Ottawa Jewish Bulletin – June 16, 2008
Torah Academy French Fair showcases students’ accomplishments By Rabbi Yisroel Goldbaum French language, history and cuisine permeated the atmosphere as students in Grades 4 to 8 at Torah Academy of Ottawa celebrated their achievements in French studies with a French Fair on May 27. The students showcased projects and presentations which emphasized the French language as well as the history and culture of French Canadians and their contributions to Canada. Parents and friends of Torah Academy students gathered in the school’s lunchroom to view the various displays. From the Battle of the Plains of Abraham to
Rocket Richard, and from maple syrup to strawberry crepes, the students’ projects covered many diverse, interesting and tasty topics. “The best part of this wonderful event is to see how proud the students feel about their work,“ said one parent. The event was organized by French teacher CarrieLynn Griffith, whose work over the past two years has brought the students to the level of competency and confidence that was so readily apparent at the fair. Torah Academy is committed to continued educational excellence in all Judaic and
Grade 5 student Aidel Friedman and Grade 4 student Bayla Simes at the Torah Academy French Fair with their project on the Quebec City Winter Carnival.
secular studies and looks forward to more opportunities to celebrate different aspects
of its educational programs with the community.
Spirit of the Choir: Painting honours Beth Shalom anniversary
Ovation for Ottawa Klezmer Band Artist Ann Tarantour Lazear has donated her painting, Spirit of the Choir, depicting the Beth Shalom Choir with Cantor Daniel Benlolo, to the congregation in honour of its 50th anniversary being celebrated June 18. Shown (left to right) are Beth Shalom past president Ralph (Photo: Paul Sheffrin) Paroli, Ann Tarantour Lazear and Cantor Daniel Benlolo.
The Ottawa Klezmer Band receives a standing ovation at the finale of their May 24 concert at the NAC Fourth Stage. (Photo: Howard Sandler)
Yitzhak Rabin students in Washington
Foundation awards scholarship Students from Yitzhak Rabin High School, seen here in front of the White House, were among 300 Canadian teenagers who visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on a trip sponsored by the Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program
Diana Cohen Reis (left), 2008 recipient of the George Joseph Cooper Scholarship, is congratulated by Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation board member Susan Weisman at the foundation’s annual meeting on June 4. Weisman was a member of the scholarship committee that chose Reis for the award. (Photo: Peter Waiser)