Thursday, September 20, 2007

Theater, Technology, and Chickens

It's been quite a week. We began with a moving theatrical performance for the women of our community put on by our Girls High School. The performance, entitled Chana's Prayer, combined Torah learning, theater, music, and song in, what I am told, was quite a moving event.

Our Boys High School participated in its first Global Learning Initiative this week. A service of Yeshiva University's Center for the Jewish Future, the GLI program brings the knowledge and expertise of YU's most respected faculty to both students and faculty throughout the country via video conferencing. This week our boys heard a shiur from Rabbi Kenneth Brander, dean of the CJF. It was quite remarkable to watch him sit in a chair in Manhattan and interact with our kids in Memphis, with kids in Seatle, and kids in Cleveland - all at the same time. Next week both our boys and our girls will hear shiurim on Sukkot from Rabbi Mayer Twersky, one of YU's esteemed Roshei Yeshiva.

Our Lower school students kept quite busy this week as well. From making Sukkah decorations for the local shuls to doing kapparot with a chicken, there wasn't a dull moment. Kids were learning, kids were smiling, and that's the way it should be.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice to see such a diverse spectrum of activites. I would love to see more music in the lower grades, too. I love that they are given the opportunity to have art. Many kids have talents in these areas even though they are not 'academic' and it is their chance to shine.