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So Much to be Thankful For

This week at Midreshet Moriah was full of fun activities and opportunities! All of us at Midreshet Moriah are extremely excited to welcome back all three representatives who were all over the globe recruiting girls for Midreshet Moriah class of 5778. Although we missed them, we had the opportunity to learn from amazing substitutes. Among them was singer/songwriter Alex Clare! Last Thursday, Alex taught a class on kosher speech and spontaneously composed a song using the words of the Chofetz Chaim, tzur me’rah vaseh tov, as lyrics.

Thursday was definitely a ‘foodie’ day…Rav Eitan’s Hilchot Shabbat class enjoyed homemade chulent and later that evening, we enjoyed a beautiful thanksgiving dinner program. We organized everything from buying and cooking the food to decorating the classroom. We enjoyed sweet potatoes, green beans, garlic bread, pumpkin pie, and delicious turkey with stuffing. After we all went around saying what we are thankful for, we gathered around for an uplifting kumzitz. After all these thanksgiving festivities, we had the option of attending Rav Yonaton Hirschhorn’s mishmar. Rav Yonatan taught at Midreshet Moriah last year and was visiting Israel this week. He spoke about Avodat Hashem and how to take the journey that is life and use it to create a relationship with G-d. 

The following Monday night, a few students had the privilege of learning with Midreshet Rachel students. Midreshet Rachel is a midrasha for baalei teshuva of any age who want to reconnect with their Judaism in Israel. We talked one on one with these women, learning both Torah and their life stories, building what we hope will be strong connections for the future.

Tuesday night, under the leadership of our incredible madrichot, we painted the student lounge, our mo'adon, as our monthly dorm activity. We had fun coming up with the design idea and loved singing and dancing while painting.

Today, Rosh Chodesh Kislev, we were treated to yummy sufganiyot – Thanks Yaakov! We have a feeling we’ll be eating lot’s more till Chanukah….

Chodesh tov and Shabbat Shalom!

Racheli Blech and Eliana Braun, Shana Alef


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