40 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr: a reason to consider and reconsider how our country has changed since then. Black Like Me, published in 1960, the selection for the 3rd annual Upper School Book Day scheduled for February 28th, is the diary of a white journalist who pigmented his skin in order to experience life as a Negro in the Deep South. It resonates with issues of race and civil rights which have influenced American society and continue to be relevant today.
Please click on the Home Page image or “Multimedia Selections” to listen to Mr. Miller’s introductory remarks, “Black Like Me: Skin Color As Destiny?” and then watch the powerful imagery that the students saw that same day, “I Have A Dream”…Revisited. Book Day promises to be an exciting day filled with workshops and sessions, speakers, authors, journalists and several musical performance pieces that will challenge us to think seriously about prejudice and the evil it generates.
Enjoy the most recent photos that give you a glimpse of Junior Retreat, a program filled with fun activities, from snow tubing to team building, Shabbat shared together can’t be seen but this shared experience captured the spiritual essence of the day, a memorable, grade observance filled with students’ divrei Torah and tefilot, lively z’mirot and rikudim in a country setting that reflected God’s world of natural beauty.
We shared a special night with our OHEL friends, a yearly tradition at Chanukah time. The photos reflect the joy we experienced celebrating a chag with challenged men and women.
Sing along with the newest recording, “UNPLUGGED.” We have just uploaded all of the songs’ lyrics in Hebrew and English.
Remember to tune in to our weekly, Friday d’var Torah, talk about it around your Shabbat table.