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Chabad Girls Academy celebrated Yud Tes Kislev with its annual Father-Daughter Lunch and Learn.
“The connection gained by learning alongside a parent is priceless,” says Mrs. Devorah Leah Kramer, Director. “At CGA, we encourage parents to take the time to learn with their children, and incorporate it into our curriculum as well.”
One example is the father-daughter learning that goes on every Yud Tes Kislev.
To prepare for the holy day of Yud Tes Kislev, CGA students learned many lines of Tanya Baal Peh. They earned raffle tickets for every two lines learned. Student Shira Sofer was the lucky winner of a leather bound Tanya, at the Lunch and Learn event.
In addition to the Tanya being learned, they learned about the significance of Yud Tes Kislev. With lessons that encourage hands-on learning, our teachers blended history and art and had students work together to create centerpieces for the Lunch and Learn. The centerpieces included the Alter Rebbe’s seforim and facts about his life. The hands-on element was coupled with learning in depth about the Alter Rebbe’s imprisonment and subsequent freedom.
The Lunch and Learn program, run by Chanie Gajer, program director, kicked off with some good old chavrusa learning between the father-daughter pairs. They learned about the Alter Rebbe while enjoying a delicious spread co-sponsored by Mendy’s restaurant, and listening to the Alter Rebbe’s niggun.
Learning was followed by a trivia game, where father and daughter pairs volunteered to be questioned. The winners, Rika and Molly Levy and their father and Bella Eber and her father, went home with a Chocolatte gift card.
Guest speaker Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Greenberg spoke about connecting to Hashem in a genuine manner and the practical role of Teshuva in our lives. He shared empowering stories, adding another layer of learning to the event.
The connection shared between fathers and daughters at this program will be memorable.
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