SHAI (GIFT) – By RACHEL
I will gather feelings that remain,
like the last fruits after the harvest
All that the hand of sadness hasn't destroyed from the root
And the fires of anger have not yet scorched within me.
I will line a wicker basket with memories of Kineret
And the pink of morning skies between garden trees.
The gold of noon on the tranquil expanse
And the evening lilacs on the Golan hills.
The memory of the night the crescent moon rose over still waters
This is my shout of joy as my days begin.
This is the shout of joy I'll bind the basket with
And send it to you - will you be happy for the gift?
Rachel is a very famous Israeli poet that lived in Israel in the beginning of the 20th century. She lived for many years on the shores of the Kineret (the Sea of Galilee) and most of her poems mention the view of the Kineret and the Golan height.
Our second graders journeyed to Borderland State Park and Morah Batya's home and our third graders trekked along the Freedom Trail in Boston. So many journeys, so many gifts!
At our annual meeting we celebrated some significant milestones for our teachers. We honored those teachers who dedicated endless amount of hours, days, weeks and years (many of them 20 years) of hard work, passion and love to KSA.
For 5 years of dedication:
Sarah Shay Davidson
10 Years of dedication:
15 years of dedication:
Sharon Duman Packer
20 years of dedication:
Claudia Michaels Brodsky
Our week also included some sad moments where we began the difficult process of saying "goodbye" to some of our most beloved teachers. Each of them leaves a stamp on our community and in our hearts. The teachers/staff members that are leaving at the end of this year are:
Ronit AmitSaying goodbye is never easy. Doing so together as a community eases the pain just a bit. We want to encourage you to click here to leave a message in one or more of our tribute journals. The journals are also available by Rita's desk if you'd like to inscribe them personally.
Carol Fanger Bell
Rabbi Joseph Meszler
Bob “Moreh Shem” Minder
Marcia “Morah Miriam” Shimshak
Our week is like the bikkurim basket – full of happiness, sadness, memories and looking into a great future – "will you be happy for the gift?"
Rabbi David and D-Res