Celebrating Purim!


Please find information on the following below:

  1. Chazakah | Service Lead by the 10th Grade | This Saturday
  2. Purim Announcements!
    Community Purim Carnival & Megillah Reading 3/24
    Book Drive and Card Making at the Purim Carnival
  3. Spring Break Mini Camp

1. Chazakah | Class of 2019 Confirmation Service | Shabbat Morning Services March 23

Chazakah is the culmination of years of Yachad, where our cadre of 10th grade students can proudly present what animates their Judaism and affirm their commitment to their religion and people in a creative and interactive way. The whole community is invited to learn, pray, and support these extraordinary students. This Shabbat morning service will be fun for all ages, with roles for all participants. Please plan on joining us!

Various grades will help lead the service as follows before Saturday students head to class:

K-2nd will be going up early from Gan Shabbat to lead Mi ChaMocha. They will be leaving the sanctuary to attend class at the regular time, when the Torah comes out.
3rd & 4th Grades will lead Shema and Vahavta. They will leave the sanctuary at the normal time after the 1st Aliyah for class as usual.
5th Grade will lead Adonai sefatai, Avot, and Gevurot. They will leave sanctuary at normal time after 1st Aliyah for class.
6th Grade will lead Adonai sefatai, Avot, and Gevurot, with 5th. They will leave sanctuary at 11:30, and proceed to room hey for a guest teacher.

2. Purim Announcements!

Community Purim Carnival and Megillah Reading, Sunday, March 24

Carnival at 9:30 AM, Megillah Reading at 11:30 AM
Bring the whole family to this Queen-themed celebration and party like a rockstar with your CBE family and clergy. We will have a bouncy house, carnival games, crafts, face painting, puppet show, hamentaschen, yummy treats, and more! General Admission: Free for all ages! Carnival Activities & Games: $18 all-access kids passes*
Buy Carnival Passes
*Purchase your passes by Friday, March 22. Passes purchased at the door will be $25.

Book Drive and Card Making at the Purim Carnival 3/24!

Yet another opportunity to share the spirit of our community and our love of reading! At the Purim Carnival the Youth Social Justice Committee is sponsoring a Book Drive and Card Making table to benefit pediatric patients at Methodist Hospital. Bring a gently used (or new) book to the Purim Carnival and stop by to add a card and ribbon. This is a great opportunity to talk with your kids about the importance of giving back to their community, and to help them choose a book of their own to donate to sick children! Books will also be available for purchase. Through Reach Out And Read (ROAR), pediatric patients at Methodist are read to by volunteers and then can take the books home with them. Preschool through early elementary ages books are always needed. If you have a child in middle or high school who would like to volunteer at this table please email Bonnie Kerker at bonniekerker@yahoo.com

3. Spring Mini Camp Apr 22- Apr 25

Though Yachad is closed for spring break 4/20- 4/27, mini camp is happening from Monday April 22 through Thursday April 25! Trips and onsite programming include: Monday, Bronx Zoo, Tuesday, K/1 Bowling, 2-5 Roller Skating at Lakeside,  Wednesday,  Deno’s Wonder Wheel in Coney Island, Thursday,  New Victory Theater presents SNAP! Register online at www.cbebk.org/minicamp and email Bobbie Finkelstein with any questions, bfinkelstein@cbebk.org 


Jewish Studies/Purim Celebrations

We had SO much fun celebrating Purim at Yachad this week! We started with a fun shpiel (Yiddish for play) put on by some of our teachers, made rice krispie hamantashen, created groggers/ra’ashanim (noisemaker) to use at the megillah reading, sang some Purim songs, had our faces painted, made mishloach manot (gifts to other to help increase joy on the holiday) and decorated masks! 

We look forward to continuing the celebration this Sunday at our Purim Carnival & Megillah Reading!

HTM with Inbal

This week we concluded our classes about Purim.
We went over previous vocabulary regarding the holiday and emphasized the differences between singular and plural. For example:
Mask – masecha – מסכה
Masks -masechot – מסכות
Groger – ra’ashan – רעשן
Grogers – ra’ashanim – רעשנים
We ended our class with learning the song ‘Chag Purim’!

To hear the song please follow this link:

HTM with Sharone

On Saturday, we practiced performing our two mini Purim shpiel (skit) again so that more students could get a chance to participate in the fun. Then, on Tuesday, we celebrated Purim at Yachad and the students got to hear and use many of the Purim terms in Hebrew that they learned during HTM in the different stations. This coming Shabbat, we will review past commandments from our foundational unit to gear up for our Passover unit that will take place in the upcoming weeks. Chag Purim Sameach! Happy Purim!