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25th Gala (May 31, 2020)
Our 25th Gala was held on May 31, 2020 when we celebrated our quarter century anniversary. Click here for more information.
Click to watch the video we showed at our virtual gala where we celebrated our school’s 25th anniversary! Happy Birthday Senesh!
Video by Shulamit Photo + Video Shulamit Photo + Video
25th Day of School (October 11, 2019)
On Friday, October 11, which was our our 25th day of school during our 25th year, our students spent the day celebrating Senesh@25 with a variety of activities and learning experiences including:
- A school-wide Kabbalat Shabbat
- A timeline museum
- Stepping back in time to 1995– some of the classrooms reflected life in 1995, complete with music, pop culture, and a photo booth
- Mosaic wall: Students helped beautify the school for the future
- Hannah Senesh in 2044– a hands-on experience for students to build models of what they thought our school will look like in the future
- Interviews with founding parents, teachers, and alumni about what the school was like and how it has changed
Shabbat Across Senesh (November 8, 2019)
On Friday, November 8, 2019 we celebrated Shabbat Across Senesh, a joyous community event where Senesh families came together across various homes to celebrate Shabbat as one. This year, we had 13 gracious hosts welcome 24 families, as well as our Shinshinim, for dinner. Concurrently, we had an alumni event with nearly 80 alumni and families in the Hannah Senesh gym.
19th Annual Kesher Family Connections Day (November 18, 2019)
On Monday, November 18th, grandparents and special friends spent the morning at Senesh for our 19th Annual Kesher Family Connections Day. Guests enjoyed a program featuring performances from our Kindergarten through 4th grade classes and heard from Head of School Nicole Nash who spoke about the 25-year journey of our school (click here to watch the video of Nicole’s moving speech). Grandparent David Lissy and parent and trustee Melissa Kushner also spoke about their Senesh experiences and guests visited classrooms to engage in activities with the children. Some of our visitors stayed for a special luncheon where they learned about our namesake, Hannah Senesh, and how she embodied the values we teach our children. It was a wonderful day and we thank all the grandparents and special friends who came from near and far to be with us.
Conversations@Senesh: Fauda (November 24, 2019)
On November 24th, 2019, we held our 25th year Conversations@Senesh with select cast from Fauda, the hit Netflix/YES Israeli television series at Hannah Senesh Community Day School’s Conversations@Senesh. Fauda (Arabic for ‘chaos’) follows an elite undercover Israeli army unit operating in Palestinian society. The program, in Arabic and Hebrew, is considered groundbreaking in its efforts to venture into the lives and minds of characters on all sides of the conflict. The show has won numerous Israeli Academy Awards and was voted best international show of 2017 by The New York Times. The conversation featured Fauda director Rotem Shamir (11 episodes, 2017-2018) and cast members Doron Ben-David (Hertzel “Steve” Pinto), Yaakov Zada Daniel (Eli), Boaz Konforty (Avichay), and Rona-Lee Shimon (Nurit). The conversation was moderated by Abigail Pogrebin, a former Emmy-nominated producer for 60 Minutes, who is the author of My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew, which was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award.
Senesh@25 Week of Action (Week of January 20, 2020)
During the week of January 20, 2020, we held a special Week of Action. Senesh families had the opportunity to volunteer for various community service projects for community service projects in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Students spent the week volunteering in the community, from making meals for a shelter to writing thank you notes that they brought to the local firehouse. Families and the community, in partnership with Repair the World, helped assemble and package supplies for The Met Council on Jewish Poverty.