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Moriah Early Childhood Celebrates Sephardic Heritage Month

The Moriah kindergarten children were amazed to learn that Jewish people have lived all over the globe, throughout the millennia. They understand that a variety of customs and lifestyles developed over time, which included different types of dress, cuisine, holiday celebrations and language. Even the style of how our Torah looks varies from country to country. Classes discussed the two general groups, Sephardim and Ashkenazim, and shared that Moriah has students whose families originated in many different countries. During the month of February, they focused on some of the traditional Sephardic foods that came to the United States, along with the immigrants who brought them from their countries. This week, children enjoyed making pita chips and hummus, which were a big hit. Teachers discussed appreciating the fact that today, ingredients and recipes are all readily available, so that a variety of tastes and textures from around the world can be easily enjoyed.

Yavneh Students Learn About Scientific Method

Yavneh Academy sixth grade students have been hard at work preparing for their upcoming science fair. As in previous years, the students will be using the scientific method to test the quality of “As Seen on TV” products and create presentations of their findings. This year, the students were treated to a visit by Shlomo Snyder, a product development engineer for the Allstar Products group. Snyder, who tests his company’s popular products, such as the Snuggie, explained the process that a product goes through in order to be advertised and sold on television.

He shared several amusing stories, such as the time he came home from work smelling like bacon for several weeks while testing the Perfect Bacon Bowl for his company. The students asked excellent questions about what it means to be a product development engineer and what is entailed in the creation of an “As Seen on TV” product. While a handful of students walked away from the presentation with a free sample or two, each and every student walked away with a newfound appreciation for the scientific method and the hard work that goes into the products that we see and use each and every day.

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