June 10, 2016

4 Sivan 5776


     Parshat Bamidbar
Candle Lighting at 7:55 PM
The Instructive and the Experiential
The school year has ended and we have much to be proud of.  Rav Soloveitchik notes that the institution of Torah reading has a dual purpose. On the one hand, Torah reading serves the purpose of instructing us about the mitzvot that we need to understand in order to perform. Torah reading also serves the purpose of recreating the experience of ma'amad Har Sinai and instilling in us a sense of our encounter with God. These two functions of Torah reading- the instructive and the experiential, are the two functions of schooling at YHS. We aim to teach students information, to impart knowledge and to develop critical thinking and analytical skills. We also seek to develop meaningful religious and growth opportunities that promote and nurture our encounter with Hashem, recognizing that education is about much more than the acquisition of knowledge. Thank you to all of the staff members and all of the students for engaging in the learning process with gusto over the course of the year. Enjoy the summer. The next school year is just 10 weeks away!

Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach,
Rabbi Jonathan Kroll
Head of School
Upcoming Events
June 12-13
July 1-24
School Office Closed

August 15-18
Girls Volleyball Tryouts

August 21
New Parent Orientation

August 21-23
Boys Flag Football Tryouts

August 24

August 25
First Day of Classes

August 26
Next Edition of Highlites!
Good and Welfare 
Megan Wasserstrom ('13) to Lee Schwartz

Bracha Brauser ('13) to Shua Katz

Aaron Itzkowitz on the passing of his beloved father Naftoli Itzkowitz
Summer Reading
Remember, enjoy your summer reading!
Senior Formal 
Senior Dinner at China Bistro Kicks Off Graduation Season in Style; Senior Video Premiers and is Loved by All
Senior Trip
4 Day Trip to New York Highlighted by March in Salute to Israel Parade and Bonding at Camp Kaylie        
Article by Ariella Mamann ('16)

Senior trip was the perfect ending to our four fantastic years at YHS. On Thursday, upon arrival in New York City we hit some of the Big Apple's most popular tourist attractions, as we visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and the newly opened One World Observatory.  In the afternoon we scarfed down Bravo Pizza while attending an improv comedy show before heading to a Rockland Boulders minor league baseball game.  We then headed to our home base, Camp Kaylie, where we stayed for the duration of our trip.  

On Friday morning we managed to dodge the raindrops for exhilarating games of paintball and we enjoyed the boating and gym back at the camp. Staying in Camp Kaylie over Shabbat, we had the chance to bond like never before. The true highlight of the trip was the Salute to Israel Parade on Sunday when we marched down Fifth Avenue displaying our love for Israel. Filled with many kumsitzes and shared memories, this is one trip we will never forget.

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