Dear Parents עמו"ש, פרשת ויגש
The heady excitement of Chanukah lingers in our hearts and minds as the 4:11 זמן הדלקת נרות
talmidim are settling into the routine of the winter zman with refreshed כוחות
and renewed energy.
Our Chanukah chaggigos and mesibos were jam packed with fun and delight and
the joyous dancing and achdus will be warmly remembered during the cold
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 - עשרה בטבת
Nursery, Kindergarten & Pre1A – Dismissal at 11:50 – Private Transportation as
Grades 1-8 – Dismissal at 12:00 – Consolidated Buses as per Friday Schedule
Lessons From the Parsha…
By: HaRav Yitzchok Steinberg,
As Klal Yisroel faces difficult times, perhaps we can take some comfort from this week's Parsha. The Posuk states:
)ה.”ועתה ַאל תעצבּו וַאל יחר בעיניכם כי מכרתם אתי הנה כי למחיה שלחני אלקים לפניכם" (מה
“But now do not be sad, and let it not trouble you that you sold me here, for it was to preserve life that Hashem sent me
HaGaon Rav Simcha Sheps explained that Yosaif was teaching us here an important lesson in הכרת הטוב-
appreciating the good that is done for us. Although one may, at times, feel that his troubles are only getting worse and worse,
and that the good things that are going for him are becoming so outnumbered, it is his duty to look beyond the surface and
see the good that is lying behind the troubles. As Chazal say:ָּ): ' ָכּלָּ ָמּהָּ ָדּ ָעּ ָבּידָּ ָרּ ָּח ָמּנאָּ ָלּ ָּטבָּ ָעּ ָּביד'ָּ(ברכותָּס- Everything that the
Ribono Shel Olam does is for good. Nothing coming from Hashem could be evil, as the posuk states: ָּ"טֹובָּה'ָּ ָּל ָכּלָָּוּ ָּר ָּח ָמּיוָּ ָּעלָּ ָּכל
) ָמּ ָּע ָּשיו"ָּ(תהליםָּקמה-ָּ Hashem is good to everyone. Even when the situation seems to be bleak: ָּ" "ָוּ ָעּתָּ ָצּ ָרּהָּ ָּהיאָּ ָלָּיּ ָּעקֹב-
Hashem is ready to save us from it –"ּ "ּו ָּמ ָמּנהָָּּיָּו ָּש ָע. It is from that very anguish that Hashem draws the good!
This, explained Rav Sheps, was what Yosaif was telling his brothers. Don’t be sad, for what seemed to you to have
been the greatest nightmare was actually predisposed to being the greatest salvation for Klal Yisroel!
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Is it permissible to create or widen a hole in the nipple We had an exciting and literally “cool” hands-
of a baby bottle? on science experiment in class! The students learned all
It is not permissible to create or widen a hole on a nipple about the amazing properties of the -100 degree dry ice
of a bottle. Similarly, it is not permissible to puncture a and we even made a dry ice bubble as you can see in the
hole on the top of a bottle of liquid (that the bottle itself pictures! While the students were busy being amazed, they
is sealed without a cap) in order to use the hole to
extract the liquid. also learned the difference between melting and
Is it permissible to break a plastic fork or knife? “sublimation” which is the physical change of a solid
One should not break a plastic fork or knife.
Is it permissible to re-shape disposable items that have straight to a liquid!
According to some Poskim, disposable bottles, cups, foil
pans, etc. which are completely out of shape and are
difficult to bend back into shape should not be re-
Is it permissible to attach the stem of a disposable
Attaching the bottom portion of a disposable goblet is
Is it permissible to break apart a set of chopsticks?
It is not permissible to break apart a set of chopsitcks.
Is it permissible to assemble a cardboard container?
Some paper or cardboard containers or boxes are
packaged folded, and are meant to be formed into a box
by inserting flaps into specific positions. This type of
container or box should not be assembled for the first
time on Shabbos.
שבע-לזכות רפואה שלימה חי' מלכה בת בת
CHANUKAH WRITINGS 3rd GRADE - MISS PINKOVICS
I am Antiochus. I made bad I am מתתיהו. I fight against the
decrees for the Jews. I sent יונים. I was the leader of the מכבים.
soldiers to force them to bow, We won against the יונים. We
but they did not listen, so I sent helped that the אידןshould be able
soldiers to make a war and start a to learn again. We want everyone
fight. Their G-d, which they call to learn again!
Hashem, helped them fight and
they won, before I sent soldiers Moshe Farkas
to destroy their Bais Hamikdosh.
Congratulations The boys enjoyed “buying” lots of
Uriel Musayev to Eliezer Chanukah treats with their hard earned
Bregman - paperclips they receive for neat papers!!
I am a kid playing dreidel. I hope
the Yevanim don’t find me. I winner of our
hope my plan works. I wonder science review
when it’s my turn to be guard. I game!! Runner
hope we don’t get surrounded.
ups - Refoel
Eliezer Bregman Donat and
מתיבתא חנוכה מסיבה
Rabbi Pearl’s class
performing for Holocaust
Survivors on Chanukah.
In true Torah Temimah Fashion, our talmidim were treated to the most amazing and engaging Channukah Chagigos,
individually tailored to each division.
Our preschool stars were enthralled by the amazing feats of juggling and illusion by JUGGLING MOSHE! Some of the older
grades were able to enjoy this special treat as well. A very special Mommy and Me activity was shared in our Nursery
class. Morah Hindy and the morahs outdid themselves in preparation, and the decorated classroom and unique take
home gifts were admired and appreciated by all the mommies and kinderlach.
The piles of great prizes and fascinating games kept our younger elementary grades on their toes at their chagigah as well
as an entertaining story by our own Rabbi Pearl!!
Our older elementary school grades enjoyed a fantastic mesibah of their own which featured a special visit by Rabbi
Finkel who shared Channukah stories, extraordinary array of prizes and lively dancing in the gym.
Our bochurim were pumped at our Mesibas Channukah held for the Mesivta. After a festive Seudas Mitzvah, Divrei Torah
from some bochurim, and a special address by Rabbi Basch, the dancing commenced led by Shloime Tausig and an
energetic band. The singing and dancing was incredible, followed by a kumzitz full of warmth and dveikus.
Thank you to the menahalim, Rabbeim and Moros for all the extra hard work in arranging the details of all these events.
THE BEST SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR CHANUKAH RAFFLE
My Mother Made Me My Most Magnificent Mishloach Manos Muffins Dovid Alter – Rabbi Kaufman
My Marvelous Menahel Makes Many Mitzvos More Memorable Ephraim Rothman- Rabbi Sternheim
Mitzvos Make Me More Motivated Michoel Ganz – Rabbi Pearl
Mitzvos Make Me More Modest Avi Goodstein- Rabbi Pearl
Many Mitzvos Make Major Miracles Ami Lieberman- Rabbi Kaufman
Many Mitzvos Make Magnificent Malachim Shua Lefkowitz- Rabbi Pearl
Mitzvos Make Me Merit Many More Malachim Eli Goodstein- Rabbi Schellemberg
More Mitzvos Make Me Marvelous Moishe Gerstner- Rabbi Sternheim
My Marvelous Menahel Motivates Me Moishe Gerstner – Rabbi Sternheim
My Many Marvelous Melamdim Motivate Me Yeshaya Szanzer – Rabbi Sternheim
Many Mitzvos Make More Mazal Moshe Goldschmied – Rabbi Sternheim
6th Grade – Rabbi Benjamin 7th Grade – Rabbi Schellemberg
Class Chanukah mesiba /chinese auction - a Mazel Tov on the completion of the first פרקof מס'ָּמכות
well - deserved celebration! and שו"ט.
Thank you very much to Mr. and Mrs. Mayerson for a
Building the Yeshiva in Goshen Our Edible Janitorial
The Janitors picking up all the Junk around
Yeshiva while learning the letter J!
Our Edible Houses Creating houses of stucco, shapes and bricks
Learning the letter 'י
ALL PARSHA RESPONSES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO RABBI SILVER BY MONDAY.
ALL TALMIDIM WHO RETURNED THE ANSWERS WILL GET A SPECIAL TOKEN.
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD!
ALL PARSHA RESPONSES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO RABBI SILVER BY MONDAY. TALMIDIM WHO
RESPONDED TO OUR
ALL TALMIDIM WHO RETURNED THE ANSWERS WILL GET A SPECIAL TOKEN. PARSHA QUESTIONS:
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD! BINYOMIN
In ' פרק מב' פסוק גwhy does the Torah refer to the שבטיםas אחי יוסףand GUGENHEIM, YOSSI
not ?בני יעקב KRESS, AHRON PROBST,
Because he had חרטהfor what they did and now cared for him like a YEHUDA RAMBOD,
brother. DANIEL STEINBERG,
What was ’יוסףs first question after he made himself known to his
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What is ?קדוש לבנה
קידוש לבנהis a special ברכהand תפילהsaid on the new moon. It is said at
night by men, preferably on מוצאי שבת, from 3 or 7 days after the מולדtill
What is ?רכילות
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