The TA Times Volume XXIII Issue 28
פרשת במדבר 7:59 pm
May 18, 2018 ד‘ סיון תשע”ח
5th Grade Gadol Fair
(more pictures inside)
upcoming events SHAVUOS SCHEDULES: LOWER SCHOOL: FRI, MAY 18- SUNDAY SCHEDULE SUN, MAY 20-MON, MAY 21- SHAVUOS, NO SESSIONS TUES, MAY 22- LATE START, SCHOOL BEGINS AT 10:30AM, DROP OFF 10:15AM MIDDLE SCHOOL: FRI, MAY 18- 12PM DISMISSAL SUN, MAY 20-MON, MAY 21- SHAVUOS, NO SESSIONS MESIVTA: SUN, MAY 20-MON, MAY 21- SHAVUOS, NO SESSIONS
MON, MAY 28-MEMORIAL DAY SCHEDULES:
What a tremendous display of kavod shamayim as the 5th grade displayed their beautiful Gadol Fair projects in the gym this past Sunday. Parents, grandparents and family members visited as the gym was turned into a visual glimpse of the past. The 5th grade spent many weeks preparing reports about speciﬁc gedolim they chose and created artistic posters to display for all to see. A tremendous Kiddush Hashem was made as the boys learned about their gedolim, keepers of the Toras Hashem just in time to bring in the Yom Tov of Matan Toraseinu. (more pictures on page 2!)
LS: SUNDAY SCHEDULE MS: 12PM DISMISSAL HS: LIMUDEI KODESH ONLY, 2:50PM DISMISSAL
mazel tov MR. AND MRS. MICHAEL AND DEVORA TEICHMAN ON THE ENGAGEMENT OF THEIR SON ELIEZER TO RIVKY VAISELBUH FROM MONSEY
parnes hayom 29 IYAR- DR. AND MRS. JOSH AND ITTA STEINER, IN MEMORY OF MOSHE REFAEL BEN YEHOSHUA NOAM 29 IYAR- BARRY AND ALI FELL IN MEMORY OF MELVIN FELL, MUNA BEN MOSHE
a peek at this week 5TH GRADE GADOL FAIR CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHTS PTA THANK YOU’S
1, 2 2, 3 4 AND MUCH MORE!
dvar chizuk: shavuos During the awesome event of Kabbalas HaTorah, the Torah mentions Klal Yisroel’s response when they were asked if they would accept the Torah: “And all the people answered in unison and said, “All the words (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4)
May 18, 2018
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LOWER SCHOOL NEWS )5 5TH GRADE GADOL FAIR (CONTINUED
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LOWER SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS 4 SPOTLIGHT: RABBI SLANSKY’S 4TH GRADE Rabbi Slansky’s 4th grade class had a real treat this past Tuesday. Rabbi Paysach Diskind came to share insights and stories about the great Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetsky ZT”L, his grandfather. He was interviewed by his own grandson Yaakov Slansky as part of an English book report project that was assigned by Mrs Sommer. The boys listened with utmost respect and greatly enjoyed hearing the ﬁrsthand accounts from Rabbi Diskind about this great Gadol Hador. They got to hear how he was great in Torah, great in middos, and truly showed care for other people’s feelings. What a wonderful way to prepare for Kabbalos Hatorah!
7-8 SPOTLIGHT: MRS. KINZER’S ENGLISH CLASSES How do you spell spelling rules? At Mrs. Kinzer’s 7W and 8W spelling rule booth, Mrs. Zaslow’s 6th graders responded, “F-U -N!” The 6th graders swept the room clean of prizes; yet all students were winners as they mastered seven practical spelling rules.
5 SPOTLIGHT: MRS. BROCKMEYER’S 5TH GRADE CLASS Mrs. Brockmeyer’s 5th Grade class recently learned all about the rock cycle and how rocks can be classiﬁed. There are igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. The class received the opportunity to ﬁnd out how sedimentary rocks form by making their own models using a plastic cup, pea gravel, sand, and glue.
AGUDAH SCRIP Agudah Scrip can be ordered online at talmudicalacademy.org/ agudah-scrip
May 18, 2018
PTA THANK YOU’S
dvar chizuk continued: that Hashem has spoken we will do– na’aseh.” (Shemos 24:3) And they said, “All that Hashem spoke we will do and we will hear – na’aseh v’nishmah.” (Shemos 24:7)
Thank you to parent volunteers Avigayil Fischler, Sara Gelberman, Frimee Goldstein, Shoshana Krupp, and Adriana Steinberg for helping with May Pizza Friday.
Prior to Kabalas HaTorah, Hashem promises Klal Yisrael that they will be the most treasured of all nations, a kingdom of princes, and a holy nation if they keep the Torah. When Moshe Rabbeinu returned to Klal Yisrael with Hashem’s message, the people responded, “na’aseh” – we will do. In Parshas Mishpatim, the Torah expands upon Klal Yisrael’s response and notes that they, in fact, declared “na’aseh v’nishmah” – we will do and we will hear.
Thank you to Rosh Chodesh Sivan sponsors: 1. Mrs. Miriam Schechter, in memory of her husband, Shlomo Chaim ben Avrohom Sholom, whose yahrzeit is 30 Sivan
Many of our commentaries discuss the meaning of that declaration. How could Klal Yisrael promise to accomplish things before they even heard it? The Beis Halevi explains this using his famous concept. He says, at the time of Kabbalas HaTorah, it was self-understood that Klal Yisrael took upon themselves to learn Torah in order to have the knowledge they needed to accomplish all of the mitzvos in their most appropriate manner. By stating nishmah after na’aseh, they are declaring that even those who already know how to do every mitzvah perfectly will be learning and toiling in Torah. The signiﬁcance of Klal Yisrael declaring “nishmah” is further reﬂected in the following mitzvah: “You should contemplate it day and night in order that you observe and do according to all that is written in it.” (Sefer Yehoshua 1:8) We, as a nation, accept upon ourselves to learn Torah every free moment that we have. Of course, people need to work to support their families; to eat and to sleep; to exercise and to relax; and to do other necessary day-to-day tasks. These tasks are included under the mitzvah of “v’chai bahem” – he shall live by/through them. (Vayikra 18:5) Incidentally, the concept of “killing time” is totally antithetical to the Jewish philosophical concept delineated by stating nishmah after na’aseh. In today’s time, where people are spending so much energy using the Internet and other modern technologies, we can really understand this thought. What is fascinating is that in actuality all of the technological breakthroughs were made with the purpose of saving time, and if we use it for the proper purpose, it can indeed accomplish those goals. If however, one does not take advantage of these opportunities, then the misuse of this technology can really be nothing short of abuse. Let us keep in mind that we are the people of ‘naaseh v’nishmah’, the people that recognize the value of every single moment that allows us to connect heart and soul to our Creator. Have a wonderful Shabbas and Yom Tov,
Rabbi Nachman Kahana Lower School Menahel
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2. Rabbi Kahana in honor of the TA PTA 3. Mrs. Lori Guttman, in memory of Avraham Zev ben Yitzchak, whose yahrzeit is 2 Sivan 4. Mrs. Malkie Klein in memory of Gavriel Chaim and Malka Perel Elbogen, and their family, and the kedoshim that were taken on 3 Sivan. Also honoring our great granddaughter, Mrs. Tzipi Gottlieb and great great grandsons in TA, Chaim and Dovey Gottlieb 5. The Shreiber family in honor of the amazing TA Teachers! Thank you to parent volunteers Tamar Charnowitz, Chani Engel, Sara Gibber, and Rivky Preiserowicz for helping with Rosh Chodesh Sivan treats.
IMPORTANT: REVISED END OF YEAR SCHEDULE As per an earlier email sent to parents, please note the following: Last Day of Early Childhood: Friday, June 15th - 1:40/1:50 PM dismissal Last Day of Elementary: Monday, June 18th - “Half Day” Schedule 1st-3rd grades 12:10/12:20pm dismissal 4th-5th grades 12:30pm dismissal Last day of Middle School and Mesivta: T Tuesday, June 19th - 12pm dismissal N Note: P Pre-1A graduation: remains Sun AM June 17 8 grade graduation: Monday PM, June 18 8th M Mesivta graduation: will now take place on T Tuesday evening, June 19. שבועות עות שבוע ש
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