Yeshiva Ketana’s 6th Annual Scholarship Banquet took place on Tuesday, March 13th at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Baruch Hashem it was a huge success and a tremendous Kiddush Hashem. Approximately 250 people came out in support of the Yeshiva and in recognition of the Honorees. The décor was beautiful, the food was delicious and it seemed as if our guests just did not want to leave.
As in the past, we held a raffle at the event that completely sold out. The Grand Prize was two tickets to Eretz Yisroel. Parents (and grandparents) were given magnetic pictures of their children. All of our guests took home beautiful hexagon tea candleholders to tie in with the Banquet’s 6th Anniversary theme.
We are so grateful to our parent body, staff and to the entire community who came out in support of the Yeshiva and its students. We are continually amazed and inspired by their dedication to Yeshiva Ketana.
Thank you to the many individuals who organized every detail of the event and executed it to perfection. Their efforts on behalf of Yeshiva Ketana are a large part of our success and they inspire us to keep on building!
The 3rd and 4th grade girls classes of Yeshiva Ketana visited with residents of the Atria Tarzana retirement community to decorate Rosh Hashana cards together.
The mood was joyous and the girls, both young and not so young, got right to work designing the beautiful cards. After they finished their work, the Yeshiva Ketana girls visited with other residents and distributed their cards
When they met a woman who was celebrating her 95th (!) birthday, they sang her Happy Birthday, in both English and Hebrew.
When asked about the trip, one of the staff members commented: “I can’t believe how comfortable the girls were, it was really a lot of fun!” Her reaction is a testament to the success of the periodic visits; the seniors benefit from their interactions with the students, and the students learn how to properly relate to people who are older than them.
On December 19th, Yeshiva Ketana’s Elementary Division, in conjunction with our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), hosted an exciting and educational “Paint” Themed Chanukah Fair & Menorah Showcase. The students proudly displayed their unique Menorah creations. They were also treated to interactive Chanukah-themed stations including olive oil making, dreidle games, and oil painting. Everyone who attended enjoyed donuts from the beautiful donut wall and a rainbow selection of fresh fruits and vegetables to tie into the “Paint” theme.
On November 23rd, the Pre-School hosted the fathers for “Take your Daddy to School Day.” The children and staff enthusiastically greeted the fathers for a morning of fun and exploration. They proudly showed off their Picasso-like paintings, explored their classrooms and experienced the outdoor classroom together with their fathers. Everyone enjoyed the contagious simcha, and it was a great opportunity for the often-busy fathers to participate in a fun school activity with their children.
Bubbies, Zadies, Sabas and Savtas filled the halls and classrooms of Yeshiva Ketana for Grandparents Days on February 19th. The grandparents were treated to a delicious breakfast buffet put together by the PTA while enjoying the inspiring 3rd and 4th grade boys choir at the Elementary School. Both the Pre-School and Elementary School classrooms were opened to our guests who created beautiful crafts and did enjoyable activities with the children. We look forward to another exceptional Grandparents Day next year!
On Sunday, February 4th, Yeshiva Ketana’s 3rd Grade boys class formally began learning Mishnayos. They marked this milestone with a festive breakfast Seuda prepared by the PTA for the boys, their fathers and even some grandfathers. We were privileged to be addressed by Rabbi Dr. Chaim Wakslak, Rav of Young Israel of Long Beach, NY and grandfather of two of our 3rd graders. Rabbi Wakslak illustrated the significance of Limud HaTorah, even for children. The boys learned the first Mishna of Maseches Brachos together and then joined the guests in spirited dancing.
We hope that the children will remember this day for years to come, as they continue their journey to becoming Bnei Torah!