First thing in the morning, before our celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut began, the children all joined together to apply the frosting for the birthday cake for Israel.  They spread the vanilla frosting all around and then enjoyed licking off their spoons.  Morah Yafit used a steady hand to apply the blue gel to create the Israeli flag.  After lunch, we shared our cake with the Sunflower class.

Our first visitors to Cafe Tel Aviv-Yaffo were the Toddler Class and Gan Paparim.  Our children helped sell the goodies we made to our visitors.  Paper Israeli Shekels (copies) were distributed to our customers so they could pay for their treats.  Our servers asked if their customers wanted chocolate or vanilla ice cream served on a cone or frozen ices.  They collected the money and then served the desired treat.  Meanwhile, at another area of our cafe, some of our children sold the traditional Israeli chocolate balls. They also collected the Israeli Shekels for this tasty treat.  Our next visitors were the Sunflowers.  They lined up properly and the selling of the ice cream and chocolate balls was again repeated.  A delicious time was had by all!

We davened in Yerushalayim at the Kotel.  We recited all of our morning brachot, and then the children expressed their thanks or wishes to Hashem.  Thank yous were given for trips to Disney World and wishes for new baby brothers and sisters were expressed.

The children had fun frolicking in the sand at the beach in Eilat.  They enjoyed digging for shells and also examining the many varieties of shells available to see there.

The children enjoyed choosing just the right spot to showcase their artwork in the galleries of Tzfat.  Then they used their discerning eyes when viewing the different styles and creations of the other artists.

The entire school demonstrated ruach as we marched and danced outside with our Israeli flags!

We hung our beautiful mural of Tel Aviv-Yaffo on the entryway bulletin board.  You can see how proud the children are! We hope you all will come and view it when you are visiting the shul.

Shabbat shalom,                                                                                                                                                                       Morah Fran and Morah Yafit