Magen Israel Schools of Manhasset, NY, marked Rosh Chodesh Kislev with a unique blend of Torah, Tefillah, and Simcha.
Magen Israel Schools of Manhasset, NY, marked Rosh Chodesh Kislev, the day the Rebbe returned home from 770 after a massive heart attack in 1978, with a unique blend of Torah, Tefillah, and Simcha.
The program kicked off with heartfelt prayers to our soldiers, and Tehillim recitations by our school dean Rabbi Yitzchak Chayempour. Students then were taught about the power of Tefillah and Simcha and about the miracles we saw on Rosh Chodesh Kislev. Followed by writing beautiful cards to our Chayalim in Eretz Hakodesh.
Each student took on a hachlata tova, committing to match themselves with a soldier’s name to pray for throughout the day and night. Krias Shema cards were given out with a soldier’s name on them to daven for, connecting to the Mitzva Tank initiative. The Rebbe spoke about how the word tank has the letters ת=תפילין נ=נש”ק ק=קריאת שמע. This initiative not only deepened the connection between the students and the soldiers in uniform but also fostered a sense of collective responsibility as Chayalim in Tzivos Hashem.
The culmination of the event saw the school community engaging in the joyous tradition of Rosh Chodesh dancing, symbolizing the unity and strength that can be found in shared celebrations and collective prayer.
“We wanted to participate in a meaningful way, and despite not being physically present at the rally in Washington DC, our gathering allowed us to come together, say Tehillim, and take on hachlotos for the safety of Eretz Yisraeon this special day,” remarked principal, Mrs. Mushky Tuvel.