Monday, June 30, 2008

Gesher Hai at Netzach Yisrael School

This week Geula, Nicole and I were the guests of honor at a special performance by the girls of Kita Vav (6th Grade) at Netzach Yisrael religious school for girls. The girls have been matched through our Gesher Hai (Living Bridge) project, with a sixth grade class at Beit Yakov school in Baltimore, and they have worked hard on a project showing selected sites in Eretz Yisrael, under the expert hand of their dedicated teacher Tehila Chayun. The two schools have kept in touch through the internet and by phone and have forged a close bond, working together on this project.
Geula Shalev, the Gesher Hai coordinator is very proud of their efforts: "it is heartwarming to see the enthusiasm of the students and the staff for this project".
At the performance, the girls sang a specially composed song in Hebrew and English and showed off models they had made of religious sites in Israel, The models were constructed out of a variety of materials including cardboard, papier-mache, plastic, and mosaic, and also included printed texts that the girls had researched about each place. The class made a cd showing places in Israel and featuring them singing their special song. The CD will be sent to their partner class in Baltimore. Nicole

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