In Grade 7

Dear Grade 7 Parents,

Our field trip this evening to the Pine Villa Seniors Residence was a rewarding experience.

We spent time reviewing the value of bikur cholim – visiting the ill and elderly, creating cards to accompany flowers for those we visited, and then reflecting on the evening prior to the field trip’s conclusion.   I admire how the students created cards with thoughtful messages, and the maturity they demonstrated in the company of the residents.  This is so good as they continue to grow.

I know that you appreciate the importance of  your children arriving home tonight safely.  That is why – because we were off-site from Holy Blossom – it was vital that I see the students and their parents greet one another.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing encouragement of our learning endeavors.

Shana tova, g’mar tov – an easy fast this coming Yom Kippur – and I look forward to welcoming your children back to Holy Blossom next Monday Oct. 2.

Sincerely,

B.

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Rabbi Helfman and Cantor C’s classes went to Forest Hill Place to assist in performing the mitzvah of Bikur Cholim – Visiting the Sick. After a brief lesson on some of elements, the students tried to visit with some of the residents – in particular those HBT members. Unfortunately many of our members were unavailable, but one member was very gracious with her time. It was a good lesson for our students – understanding that even though we had very good intentions, it did not quite work out as planned.

Next week, we will review this past trip and prepare our students for our next field trip to the Imdadul Islamic Centre on October 16th.

Best wishes for an easy fast – g’mar chatima tova,

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