Yom Ha'atzmaut is one of the highlights of the year at Mizrachi. Excitement filled the halls as students ages 2 through 12th grade celebrated Israel's Independence Day with dancing and singing. In the Early Childhood division, the Kindergarten led the rest of the ECP in a mini parade. Students visited the "shuk," placed notes in the "kotel," and "flew" on an El Al plane. The Lower School, Junior High, and Stark High School led a community-wide parade, dancing, singing, and celebrating Israel for much of the morning amid a sea of Israeli flags and Israeli music.
Need help with a simple machine? Ask a Mizrachi Lower School student! Our students know how Simple Machines make our work easier - what engineers call the Mechanical Advantage. Weeks of working with Simple Machines culminated in Fuchs Mizrachi's STEM fair. In the small gym, students performed mini experiments on levers, inclined planes and wedges, pulleys, wheels and axles, lego and K'nex and puzzle, board games and books. In the big gym, students assembled their own real-life big Simple Machines.
The excitement in the Lower School for the Chidon was contagious! This year, the students focused on the importance of Tefilah (prayer).
As part of the Chidon, lower school students in grades one through five memorized tefilot, volunteered at the Semach Sedek Russian Immigrant Aid Society Kosher Food Bank and Pantry in South Euclid, practiced davening together in class and participated in a club of their choice: woodwork, art, photography or chazzanut. Fifth-graders served as leaders of the rest of the students.
Students in the woodwork club built a prayer table for Green Road Synagogue in Beachwood, and others led davening at the synagogue for Kabbalat Shabbat.
We are so proud of who our graduates are - and who they are becoming. At graduation on Sunday, June 7th, several students spoke beautifully, charging their classmates to embrace the best of their Jewish and secular education in their futures as leaders, motivators, and role models. Several students made siyumim after the completion of Torah study beyond the school curriculum.
Most of our incredible graduates will be attending seminaries and yeshivot in Israel next year, including Migdal Oz, Yeshivat Har Etzion, Midreshet Harova, Yeshivat HaKotel, and Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim. Universities our graduates will be attending include Dartmouth College, Brandeis University, Yeshiva University (Honors), Boston University, Binghamton University, The Ohio State University, and others.