Students from the Silverstein Hebrew Academy (SHA) on Cuttermill Road in Great Neck celebrate holidays by increasing acts of goodness and kindness towards others. Staying true to their theme of the year of Build a World by Being Kind, each class was paired with a different organization in hopes of bringing cheer to others in need throughout the world.
The students were excited to participate in a clothing drive. With the warm items brought in, the students formed a large Menorah of Warmth. These items will be distributed to the homeless when the students of SHA middle school go on a Midnight Run.
As part of the school’s Smile on Seniors program, the students prepared a song, dance and drama show that they performed at the Atria Senior Home. The seniors were so happy to see the students and were very excited to then have a Zumba class together.
Students also teleconferenced with KYD, a home for disadvantaged and orphaned children in Jerusalem, Israel. The students prepared a choir and comedy show that they performed for the children of KYD in hopes of bringing much cheer to others who are less fortunate.
Holidays are a time for exciting activities, as well as an opportune time to instill the importance of helping others in need and brining cheer to people throughout the world. For more information on the many other kindness programs at SHA, visit www.shagn.org.