This year, we had the unique opportunity to celebrate Mothers' Day and Israel Day together. Mothers and grandmothers were invited to school for a program marking this occasion.
The students performed songs for their mothers including the Hebrew song "Ima Yekara Sheli" (My special mother), and participated in baking a traditional Israeli cookie, Maamulim. Each family received their own ingredients to make a complete recipe. We played a trivia game about Israel called "Are you smarter than an Israeli mom?" where students at Slater Torah Academy competed with some of our moms from Israel answering questions like "What is the tallest mountain in Israel?" and "What currency is used in Israel?".
At the end, we enjoyed an Israeli breakfast of salad, bagels and Shakshuka prepared by Lina Warshawski and Orit Naghi.