Chabad Girls Academy
Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson‘s birthday on Chof Hey Adar is not just another day on the calendar. As the Rebbeim have taught us, a birthday is a very significant part of being a chossid, as it provides an opportunity for a person to do something to strengthen their connection and increase in their studies.
Students at Chabad Girls Academy in Crown Heights were able to deepen their connection with the Rebbetzin by participating in special events organized this week in her honor.
Friday morning, students in the 6th and 7th grade class had the privilege of being invited to the home of a teacher who invited Mrs. Esther Sternberg to share personal stories about the Rebbetzin, whom she knew personally.
Mrs. Sternberg began by telling the girls how devoted the Rebbetzin was towards the Rebbe and how she waited up until late at night for the Rebbe, when he had finished Yechidus.
She related her personal experiences in dealing with the Rebbetzin and how sensitive the Rebbetzin was to her as a teenage girl. She left the students with an empowering message on how each of them can emulate the Rebbetzin’s actions and by being thankful for all that she has given us.
One of the classes went out on the bustling streets of Grand Army Plaza to do Friday Neshek mivtzoim. They warmly greeted some Jewish women and happily handed out Shabbos candles and spoke to them about the mitzvah. The women received the candles joyfully and promised to light them.
On Monday, the day of the Rebbetzin’s birthday, students watched a video about the Rebbetzin and learned all about Jewish birthdays. They played the “pass the parcel” game, learning all about Jewish birthdays, receiving prizes, and enjoying 2 delicious flavors of birthday cake in the Rebbetzin’s honor.