Monday, May 13, 2013

Unity Day at Yavneh Academy in Paramus, NJ

RealSchool loves this type of meaning-making activity that brings to life, in a relevant, modern and concrete way, the values Judaism espouses:

Yavneh Academy is having a Unity Day tomorrow in honor of Shavuot. Here's the explanation of the day that went out to parents:

We are proud to announce Yavneh Academy's first school-wide Unity Day --יום אחדות   -- this coming Tuesday, May 14th (Erev Shavuot).  As we know, the Jewish people stood united at Har Sinai “כאיש אחד בלב אחד"- like one person with one heart."  Being united was a prerequisite for receiving the Torah. We will therefore be celebrating Unity Day on Erev Shavuot, a day on which we reinforce the messages of respecting other, including everyone, and eliminating bullying.  
As part of this celebration, we ask that you have your children wear blue to school that day as blue is the color of unity, respect, and anti-bullying. 
Chag Sameach!