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The Coast of Kenya

Rhona Lewis

All aboard! Climb into the dhow and we’ll sail off to the coral reef that lines the coast of Kenya. A dhow is a sailing boat similar to a canoe, but it has one or more triangular sails and two outriggers — long, thin bars attached to either side of the canoe to balance it. Sit still so you don’t rock the dhow. We’ll walk along the reef and see the tiny fish left behind in the coral pools when the tide went out. Maybe we’ll even find some cowry shells or a starfish to take home. Coming?

 

FYI: Deep Sea Diving

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

Imagine the mysterious underwater world, full of strange creatures and plants, and imagine yourself swimming effortlessly through that world as the weirdest creatures pass by. That’s the amazing experience that deep sea divers have.…

 

Teshuvah: Writing Home

Avigail Sharer

How can we be zocheh to a good, sweet year? Chazal tell us the secret: teshuvah, tefillah, and tzedakah will remove any evil decree. Over the next three weeks, we’re going to focus on each of these in turn. This week, we’ll look at the way some kids decided to make amends.



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Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without