Hi, Holy Blossom community!
I hope all of you are all doing well and that you had a great week so far!
This past Shabbat I got to share my first D’var Israel with you at the main service. It was a really special and exciting moment for me, I hope that you enjoyed it. This coming Shabbat, November 12th 2022, I’ll be giving another D’var Israel at the family service and will run a breakout room activity with the kids. Hope to see you all there.
I wanted to point out to you that on Sunday, November 6th 2022, Israel mentioned the 27th year since the assassination of the past Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin z”l.
Komuna 16 of the UJA Shinshinim in Toronto made a big community event in his memory that Sunday evening. I took part in planning the event and also got to play some music throughout the night. The event went really well and was very heartwarming. I wanted to thank you all personally and as one of the UJA Shinshinim For supporting and coming to the event, it was great to see you in person.
On another note, At the YEC this past Sunday, I got to spend my time with grade 2. We had a fun and interesting activity together about Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel. Hope the kids enjoyed it as much as I did!
In addition, I wanted to tell you that for a couple of weeks now I’ve been running a program called “Hebrew Word Of The Week” at the YEC during tefillah. Every week I’m teaching the kids a new word in Hebrew, and I wanted to share it with you also here in the newsletter.
This week’s word is….
Which means “Crazy” in Hebrew.
Stay posted every week for a new word. You can also check out all of the words on the bulletin board on the third floor of the YEC, Right next to the youth chapel.
Best wishes to all of you and with love,
Ella Payorski, The UJA Shinshinit at Holy Blossom.