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Bruriah Middle School Stays Connected

Bruriah Middle School has been alive with action and inspiration this week. We commemorated Yom Hashoah by hearing six girls share their stories of great-grandparents who survived the Holocaust. Rabbi Avrohom Weiss, a high school faculty member, shared lessons from the Shoah as well as words of encouragement during these hard times. A highlight of the day was an incredible and moving presentation by Dr. Michael Bornstein and his daughter, Debbie Holinstat. Dr. Bornstein survived Auschwitz at age 4, and he described what he remembered as well as shared many pictures and research that were relevant to his story.

On Wednesday night, the Middle School girls could be found getting some exercise as they ran around their houses looking for items such as a spatula, shampoo, keys and a picture drawn by a family member. Game Night was hosted by Faige Neuberger, and was really fun. They wrapped up the week with a sefirah initiative introduced by Shaindel Gelbfish, director of programming. After some meaningful discussions regarding growth, the girls heard about a sefirah program which includes earning points on a 49 squared bingo board filled with many positive actions that can be done at home during this time. From “put away the dishes” to “write three thank you notes,” a fun part of this is getting to see pictures of everyone completing these tasks. Looking forward to another great week of fun and learning.

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