LBSY NEWS: March 25, 2016

LBSY is completing a very busy March and is looking forward to a short, but extraordinarily busy April.

In March, many of our middle school students started participating in the Richtol Challenge, a two-month simulation where students choose five of the 85 Israeli stocks that are publicly traded in this country. In the process of selecting stocks, students were able to learn about Israeli companies and their leadership in science and technology.

Through this challenge, the students track their selected stocks for two months and the student whose stocks show the greatest profit will win either shares of Israeli stocks or an Israeli index fund.

In March, the parents and eighth grade students were also very fortunate to be able to talk with Scott Fried, the Keneseth Israel Scholar-In Residence, about surviving adolescence and its turbulence.

LBSY wrapped up March with a Family Purim Celebration at Keneseth Israel, displaying the artwork created by our chugim, a tzedakah fair created by our students and a Purim shpiel starring our students.

While April has a very limited number of sessions due to spring break and Pesach, LBSY has some exciting programs planned. The school is looking forward to welcoming a delegation of 10 Israeli educators from our Partnership2Gether region, the Western Galilee on April 10-13. There will be a teachers’ program on April 11 and a special Tuesday night session of LBSY on April 12, for all of our students to experience Israel.

On the following Sunday, April 17, not only will LBSY have a session on Hebrew Calligraphy with Soferet Julie Seltzer, the David and Reva Waldman Kahn Scholar-in-Residence at Keneseth Israel, but they will also have an interactive Stepping through the Seder program, giving our students the opportunity for hands on Passover learning, just in time to get ready for the holiday.

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