Chabad Orange Celebrates Stepping Up, Awards and Accomplishments
Chabad Hebrew School of Orange County, directed by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, is opening registration for the upcoming school year. They are offering free tuition to kindergarten students, as well as a promise that “No student will be turned down due to lack of funds.” We believe that every Jewish child deserves the chance to attend Hebrew School,” says Chana Burston. “Chabad Hebrew School welcomes local Jewish children regardless of affiliations, offering innovative and hands-on learning for reading Hebrew and exploring Jewish traditions and culture.”
The students recently celebrated the annual year-end Moving Up & Awards Ceremony. The event, which celebrated the student’s accomplishments, was attended by many of the Hebrew School’s 70 students, along with their families. “Learning never ends!” exclaimed Rabbi Pesach, as he emphasized the importance of celebrating past accomplishments, but simultaneously using it as a springboard to advancing and growing further.
The festive event featured: Gymnastics, Chinese-food dinner, student and parent reflections, songs, staff and volunteer awards, student recognition and gifts. Also featured was a color coded Aleph Champ Dessert Bar, corresponding to the unique color coded system that motivates students to advance levels in Hebrew reading. Students from each class sang songs and prayers and a beautiful video presentation was shown of photos throughout the year. Acknowledgements and awards were given to supporters, staff, volunteers and the students, including local teens, which help on a continuous basis and presented them each with a gift of recognition.
For information about Chabad Orange call 845-782-2770; write HS@ChabadOrange.com or visit www.ChabadOrange.com. (Photos Provided)
Caption 1: Moving Up Ceremony at Chabad Orange
Caption 2: Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston proudly present a prayer book to students Owen Leonard, 11, of Washingtonville and Juliana Loftus, 8, of Warwick. The Prayer Books were earned by the students as a special prize.
Caption 3: Chana Burston proudly presents certificates of accomplishments to student Heather Sentell, 8, of Monroe