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The Charlotte Jewish News - February 2013 - Page 10
Hebrew High 8th Grade Students are “Fit to Be Jewish”
This year’s Hebrew High 8th
grade retreat foeused on the im-
portanee of having a fit body,
mind, and soul. Students explored
Jewish texts that pointed the way
to a healthy life style and did ae-
tivities that put these teaehings
They exereised, did yoga, and
ate healthy meals, all to produee
healthy bodies. They partieipated
in the “Butterfly Projeet,” to eon-
neet with the soul of their people.
They ereated a delieious, healthy
meal to be donated to the JFS food
pantry and learned that our souls
are nourished when we help oth
A highlight of the weekend,
was a talk by Dr. Andrea Umbaeh,
of Southeast Psyehiatrie. She ad
dressed the students’ eoneem
about stress in their lives and
helped them learn important eop-
ing skills. The skills learned at this
retreat will help our students de
velop healthy minds, bodies and
spirits, all within a Jewish eontext.
The partieipants agreed that the
weekend was fun and informative.
Thanks to our dedieated group
of teaehers, who gave up a week
end with their families to help our
Jewish teens develop into healthy
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Friendship Circle’s Donut
Friendship Cirele Families and
Volunteers joined together on the
first night of Hanukkah for an in-
eredible Donut themed party.
Following a live game of
"Donut Dash,” Charlotte's first
Donut Menorah was built. The
Menorah was lit by Jonathan Gale
and Jillian Boekenek. “Delivering
Lighf’ Hanukkah kits were
paeked so the fun eould eontinue
at home throughout Hanukkah.^
Yishai and Issac pack their very own "Hanukkah-in-a-
B ox" kit.
Parents get involved in the "Donut Dash" action.
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Jonathan and Jillian light Charlotte's first Donut Meno
rah, assisted by Rochel Groner.