VOLUME 16 NUMBER 14 JANUARY 12, 2018 25 TEVET 5778
UPCOMING Parshat Vaera By: Rabbi Landsman
Candle Lighting: 4:31
Sunday, Jan. 14
Monday, Jan. 15
Martin Luther King
No Bus Service
3:30PM Dismissal N-8
Tuesday, Jan. 16
Wednesday, Jan 17
Rosh Chodesh Shevat
Thursday, Jan. 18 -
Sunday, Jan. 28
Winter Vacation No
YCQ Family News
Mazel Tov to Mrs.
Golubtchik (JHS General
Principal) on the
marriage of her daughter
Mazel Tov to Morah Lital
Ben Lulu (JHS Ivrit
Morah) on the birth of a
Mazel Tov to Ariella
Miles, and Esti Goldberg ,
and Blair Greenfield on
their Bat Mitzvah!
CONDOLENCES NO BUS SERVICE THIS MONDAY!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
to the Paknoush Family
on the untimely Monday, January 15, 2018
3:30PM Dismissal Grades N-8
passing of Adeena a’’h Please Remember: Law Enforcement Officers will be around YCQ to keep our
(‘15) children safe. This means that you MUST legally park in order to pick up you children!
Tickets will be given out to those not properly parked.
May the entire
Paknoush family be
comforted among the
mourners of Tzion and
1-201 Siddur Play
This past Sunday, Morah Fendel’s kittah received their first Siddur and put on a
beautiful performance! We are so proud of them! They worked very hard, singing their
songs, practicing their parts and rehearsing on stage. The play was executed to
perfection and the songs sounded amazing!! They then watched a slide show
highlighting the children learning! Then, each student received an engraved siddur
with his or her name on it! Everyone then enjoyed cake and treats celebrating
receiving their siddurim! Mazel tov to all first graders! Special thanks to Morah
Fendel, Morah Tali and Morah Adina for all their hard work!
Class 1-200 Siddur Play
Mazel tov to 1-200 who received their very first Siddur and put on a
beautiful performance! The children sang and preformed their parts
beautifully. Every child did a spectacular job! Although the Yeladim had a
great time performing, even more exciting to them is davening each day
from their brand new Siddur! Many thanks to Morah Elana, Morah Julie, and
YCQ Hockey Team
On Saturday night, December 30, the YCQ Wildcats took on the HALB Lions in a fierce match
vying for 1st place in the league. The game was a nail biter until late in the 3rd period when
YCQ tied the game with a goal from Andrew Haller and then quickly took the lead with a goal
from Sam Korman. Later in the game, it was tied again 5-5 when Tani Leitner scored goals 6
& 7 to win the game.
Only 4 days later, on Wednesday January 3, in a pre-blizzard blowout, the YCQ Wildcats blew
out the HAFTR HAWKS 12-2, taking their first win in 2018 and earning donuts from Mrs. G.
Keep your eyes out for upcoming playoff game information.
Tefilah with “Shevach”
Last week our students had a special grade wide tefilah to introduce our tefilah theme for the
month. Our new theme is “Shevach” or praise. Our students davened beautifully together
with one “Kol.” We stopped davening right before A shrei and discussed the idea of Shevach
and how it is so important to appreciate and praise Hashem for all that He does before we
ask for things in the second half of davening (Shemoneh Esreh). The students engaged in a
small activity and then continued with tefilah. What a beautiful sight it was to see the whole
grade davening b’yachad while focused on a special kavanah in mind. Special thanks to
Rabbi Ribalt for coordinating this most meaningful program.
Torah Bowl Meet
The second meet of the Torah Bowl season was this past Tuesday as the students were asked hundreds of questions
on the Parshiot of V ayerah, Chayei Sarah and Toldot. The YCQ Boys team again plowed through the competition
winning all four of its games nearly scoring a total of 100 points in the process. This improved their record to an
incredible 8-0! The boy’s team was lead by Ari Schick, Eliya Alcoby and the Canter brothers (Eli and Eitan) who
each turned in excellent efforts.
The girls team also had successful day. With only one loss, the girls were victorious in three of their competitions.
This gives the YCQ Torah Bowl teams an incredible combined record of 14-2! What a wonderful season it has been
so far! Special thanks to Rabbi Rosenfelt and Ms. Rosenblum for coaching the teams!
Fifth Grade Overnight Trip to The Greenkill
The 5th grader students attended an overnight trip to the Greenkill
Environmental Center where they had a chance to experience nature,
teamwork and survival skills. Students were placed in groups and
assigned a ’naturalist’ who taught them about safety, survival skills, how
to work together to accomplish multiple tasks in addition to confidence
building activities like crossing a rope bridge over a brook. They went
hiking on trails in the mountains, built their own fires without matches,
and of course enjoyed recreational activities like snow tubing and
basketball. This trip gave them an insight into wildlife through the show
“Birds of Prey” and a forest ecology hike.
This opportunity gave students a chance to learn to work together,
problem solve and appreciuate nature. Thank you to all the chaperones
including, Rabbi Landsman, Mrs. Cohen, Rabbi Finkelstein, Rabbi Rohr,
Mrs. Orlanski, Mrs. Jaffe, Morah Naomi Amar, and EMT Ari Weinberger for
making this trip so memorable. Special thanks to Rabbi Lonner and Rabbi
Kovitz for providing all the delicious food and snacks that the children
WE THANK THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS
FOR THE WEEK OF
IN MEMORY OF MY FATHER
MOSHE BEN-ZUR a’’h
BY OLIVIA ROZIC
THURSDAY, TEVET 24
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOSHUA LIPETZ (‘93) a’’h
יהושע משה בן יהודה
WHOSE YARZHEIT IS ON כ"ד טבת
MAY TODAY’S LEARNING BE A ZECHUT FOR THE ALIYAH OF HIS NESHAMA
BY LARRY AND MORAH RHONA LIPETZ, DANIEL (‘94), MALKA (‘97), AND ARIELLA (’03)
IN MEMORY OF BELOVED GRANDFATHER
SHALOM BEN SHRAGA FEIVEL a’’h
AND GREAT-GREAT-GRANDFATHER OF RAFFY SAMUEL(K-105)
BY MOSHE RUBIN
FRIDAY, TEVET 25
IN MEMORY OF BELOVED FATHER, GRANDFATHER,
AND GREAT-GRANDFATHER OF RAFFY SAMUEL (K-105)
SHRAGA FEIVEL BEN SHALOM a’’h
BY MOSHE RUBIN
Greenkill Enviornmental Center
Greenkill Enviornmental Center
1-201 and 1-200 Siddur Plays