Wow, what a week it’s been in Nitzanim! Exciting peulot erev (evening activities) and inspiring tefillot in the treehouse made our week great. Sunday was Tisha B’Av, a sad day on the Jewish calendar.The entire edah watched The Lorax and then engaged in a discussion about destruction. Inserting other Jewish History pieces we learned about the tragedies of Jewish History, such as the Inquisition and the Crusades. Nitzanim split into two teams on Wednesday for the Maccabiah, a day sports competition! Witnessing ruach and sportsmanship in basketball, soccer, kickball, and Ultimate frisbee was great to see. The new omaniyot ( electives) started this week offering so many activities from kayaking to mitbachon (cooking) and more. Now, we are preparing for Shabbat and looking forward to studying about “ how to be a mentch”.
Jon Weinreich, Rosh Nitzanim