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Bris Avrohom/Cheder Yaldei Menachem Celebrates Primer Graduation/Siddur Party

Children sitting holding their siddurim. Right side (l-r) Morah Pessi Ives, Mrs. Fruma Rosenberg, Mrs. Mussie Zakheim, Reb. Shterney Kanelsky. Left side (l-r) Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, Mr. Chaim Cillo, Mr. Danny Kahane, Mr. Lenny Glass, Mr. Vlad German, Mr. Mikhail Kipnis, Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky.

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) With gratitude to God and with great joy, a Siddur party was held at the Bris Avrohom Center for 14 children who graduated Primer at Cheder Yaldei Menachem. With much excitement, the children received their first siddur, engraved with their full Hebrew names.

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky commenced the program with the recitation of Chapter 123 of Tehillim for the well-being of our soldiers and brothers and sisters in Israel, as well as for the safe return of the hostages.

Rebbetzin Shterney Kanelsky, executive director of the cheder, spoke of her joy at seeing the achievements of the children, watching them grow from the age of 18 months, when they entered the school, into children who can read and pray and express their gratitude to God. Rebbetzin Kanelsky also expressed her gratitude to the director of the school, Mrs. Fruma Rosenberg and to the teachers of the graduating class, Morah Mussie and Morah Pessi.

Reb. Kanelsky presented a bouquet of flowers to the staff. (l-r) Mrs. Fruma Rosenberg, Mrs. Mussie Zakheim, Reb. Shterney Kanelsky, Mrs. Pessi Ives, Mrs. Roya Panah, school secretary.

In her remarks, Rebbetzin Kanelsky also stressed that for the Torah to really penetrate the hearts of the children, they must feel the same love and commitment to Torah and mitzvot when they are home as they do in school.

Parents and grandparents came to shep nachat as the children sang songs of davening, Tehillim and lines of Tanya, which they memorized by heart. A video showcasing the activities and achievements of the children was played.

At the conclusion of the event, each father danced with his child in a touching and joyous moment.

Fathers and grandfathers dancing with the children.

Many of the school’s founders and supporters attended the ceremony, and Rabbi Kanelsky expressed his gratitude to them on behalf of the entire cheder.

One of the founders, who was unable to receive a proper Jewish education because he was born in a place where it was forbidden, expressed his sincerest hope that his grandchildren will feel Jewish joy and pride, just as the graduating students felt that day.

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