Students heard from a former IDF soldier and Lake Success Chabad member, Ohad Meishar, about his experiences and training in the Israeli army. The students then “toured” different cities in Israel and learned about many of the past prime ministers.
Each student brought in an item or picture from Israel and presented the memorabilia in an Israeli show-and-tell. The students really enjoyed learning about their friends’ experiences in Israel, and hearing how some of their parents even helped in the Israeli army.
During Judaic art time, students painted a map of Israel and, during woodworking time, students constructed El Al planes. The celebrations culminated with learning songs about Israel, music and dancing, and decorating blue and white cupcakes in honor of Israel’s 69th birthday.
—JLE Hebrew School