The beginning of the year is an essential and critical time to focus on developing and molding strong, positive and inspirational relationships between teachers and students. With this in mind, RYNJ scheduled independent class barbecues at various homes throughout the area to facilitate this important opportunity to build such relationships. A family from each middle school class volunteered to host the class bbq, along with many others volunteering to help bring some extra food and treats. Each event was filled with great excitement, a fun time with classmates and engaging activities led by the rebbeim and administrators. It was a great way to get to know one another in an informal setting. One event after another, the boys truly enjoyed a memorable time commencing what will undoubtedly be a successful and productive year of learning and growth together.