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1: Hey Rebecca, Always remember that:- We love you so And we want you to know We'll always be your friends. When we first heard that this news was true We sat down without a clue! How did this happen? We were such a close cabin. The next day we could not yet see What lied ahead of you and me With all our laughs and smiles Its seems that together we ran a thousand miles! We wish you luck in all your future And hope you wont need a Hebrew tutor! We will miss you! Love Your Friends the Year 8 Girls

2: Two and a half years ago entered the sweetest girl in the school, who we didn't realize at first but she turned out to be really cool. She was so quiet and so kind, and when she didn't get her way she really didn't mind. we didn't get a chance to know her well at first, but now her presence quenches our thirst. in running races boy is she quick, and is skinny of course she is a stick. how many talents she has we realized straight away, and her smile always knows how to brighten up our day. a sweet girl like Rebecca is quite impossible to find and her poetry always amazes us and blows our minds! at gymnastics WOW is she a pro and when she does her backbends boy does she go low. finding out that this lovely girl is moving away, i was so shocked and upset i had no idea what to say! Rebecca we love you and we will always Love you forever and we hope that very soon we will be back together. we are so sad to see you go, but just before you leave, think we'll forget you oh no! Love Rivka

3: Cook Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 25 minutesIngredients:DOUGH:7 ounces (200 grams) butter8 ounces (250 grams) cream cheese1/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups all-purpose flour CHOCOLATE FILLING:1 tablespoon cocoa1 tablespoon cinnamon1/2 cup sugar1/2 cup grated bitter-sweet chocolate butter, melted TOPPING:1 egg1/4 cup sugar | Preparation: 1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together. Add sugar and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Add flour and mix lightly. Refrigerate dough for an hour or more. 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 3. Divide the dough into four balls. On a floured surface, using a floured rolling pin, roll one ball out into a circle until about 1/8 inch thick. 4. In a small bowl, mix the first four filling ingredients together (cocoa, cinnamon, sugar, grated chocolate). Spread some melted butter on the center of the circle. Sprinkle the chocolate mixture on top. 5. Cut the pastry into pie-shaped wedges. For bite-size and nice looking Rugelach, the thick end of the wedge should about an 1 to 1 1/2 inch wide. 6. Start at the wide edge of the wedge and roll the dough up toward the point. 7. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place each pastry, seam side down, on the paper. 8. Brush each pastry with the egg and sugar. 9. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. TIPS: 1. Using too much filling leads to messy looking Rugelach. 2. A pizza cutter makes it easier to cut the dough into pie-shaped wedges. 3. If you don't want to use parchment paper, you can spray the cookie sheets with non-stick spray. 4. After rolling the dough up and placing on the parchment paper, you can stick them in your freezer. When you need fresh Rugelach, take them right from the freezer into the oven and add a few minutes to the baking time.

4: Love Devora Leah | Over two years ago i met you for the first time your specialty i don't know never believed you could rhyme your qualities were hidden under a shade of shyness it took a while for me to break free of that blindness musically talented brilliance A poet extraordinate A girl who really loves to cook And play with her pretty hair! a caring girl of quiet strength A friend so close the true People like this are hard to find Am i glad that i know you! All the lunchtimes spent together guessing the contents of out lunch sunny days that feel like forever munch munch munch munch munch only a few words to describe s friend this poem must son come an end I'de say 'I'll miss you forever' but I'm not sure its true Don't get me wrong, you're the best friend ever but life will move on and so must you Enjoy Israel and keep in touch i will miss you very much When Mashiach comes we will be reunited so i say not goodbye- but au revior, lehitraoit Until we meet again.

5: Hey Becky! This is my mum’s amazing chocolate cake recipe. I hope you enjoy it, and think of us when you make it! Ingredients: 4-6 eggs 1 1/3 cups oil 2 cups sugar 3 cups flour 3 teaspoons baking powder teaspoon salt 1 1/3 teaspoons baking soda (not needed if you’re using self-raising flour) 1 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup cocoa 1 cups strong, hot coffee. | .

6: LOVE: Leah Aharon | Three years ago We both to join the show, To laugh and go crazy, Luna Park was amazing, And we shared our first laughs, But we were still so young like two little calves. When our trip was up i was soon to discover that our future was being carved around each other, And two months later you turned up at my school, To see that we were all such fools, To let us walk past without turning our heads, We never realized how awesome you were, Until you showed your true glowing fur, When i look at you i see your true beauty, Inside and out you are a sweety, Your as fast as a lion but still considerate and kind, But still i looked for your twin whom was impossible to find! And your poetry wow is it a blast! And so i know your talent will always last! You are rare and unique but still modest and shy, and i am sure you make the most beautiful pie You are loving and it is sad to see you go, But i know that i will always miss you so.

7: Ingredients 1 cup white sugar2 tablespoons all-purpose flour3 tablespoons cornstarch1/4 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cups water2 lemons, juiced and zested2 tablespoons butter4 egg yolks, beaten1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked4 egg whites6 tablespoons white sugar Ingredients | Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). To Make Lemon Filling: In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into baked pastry shell. To Make Meringue: In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until foamy. Add sugar gradually, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, sealing the edges at the crust. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.

8: Love Tova Leuchter | Rebecca Nearly three years ago, I met the sweetest girl, She has luscious brown hair And her beautiful smile makes you glow She always lends a helping hand And is the most caring and compassionate person I know She is athletic and can do an awesome handstand She kicks butt in her karate show This girl loves to cook She’s the best chef in town That’s why we’ve made her a recipe book Because what she makes will turn your frown upside down Her name is Rebecca And she is leaving forever She is the most beautiful person, inside and out And I’m so sad that we can’t hangout I’m writing to you because I love you so I’ll miss you so much When you go And I hope that we’ll always keep in touch Love you always, Tova Xoxo

10: Dear Rebecca, I can't believe you're leaving all of us and going to live in Israel! We will all miss you so so so sooooooo much! Although I still hope that you will have an amazing time in Israel and the first chance I get I will come and visit you!! We will miss you tons, well miss you hanging around at school with us, well miss your laugh and all of your interesting stories that you tell us in class. I hope you'll enjoy yourself immensely in Israel and that you'll make tones of friends very quickly. By the way you better keep in touch and you better come and visit very soon. Keep in touch in any way possible, send letters, go on facebook/gmail etc. WE LOVE YOU AND WE’LL MISS YOU!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO Nofar Boskila | Love Nofar Boskila

11: Ingredients 1 1/2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour 3/4 cup self-raising flour 2/3 cup cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 cup caster sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 large, over-ripe bananas, mashed (see note) 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup vegetable oil Icing 1 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 to 3 tablespoons milk, warmed Method | 1. Preheat oven to 180C. Lightly grease an 8-cup capacity, 24cm fluted ring tin. Sift flours, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Add husks from sieve. Add sugar. Stir to combine. Make a well in the centre. 2. Combine eggs, banana, buttermilk and oil in a jug. Pour into well. Stir to combine. 3. Spoon cake mixture into prepared tin. Smooth surface. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand cake for 5 minutes in tin. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. 4. Make icing: Sift icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl. Add milk. Using a wooden spoon, mix until smooth. Pour icing over cooled cake. Using a flat-bladed knife, spread over top. Allow icing to run down sides. Stand for 20 minutes or until icing sets. Serve.

12: Rebecca, Rebecca I’ll miss you, Don’t go away The class will miss you too. The class altogether One big family, If you go away We won’t be dancing happily. But it’s not your choice You have to go, The holy land is special Just as you know. I know you won’t Forget our class, These three years Will be to you as clear as glass. So as you stand And say goodbye, I hug you hard And begin to cry. I hope you come And visit soon, We say as we cry A very sad tune. | So now I say A proper goodbye, See you soon As time goes by. I love you so much I will miss you tons, You have been So much fun. XOXOXOXO Mimi Niasoff | Love Mimi Niasoff

13: 2 lg. pkgs. crescent rolls 2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. vanilla 3/4 c. sugar 1 egg, separated | Cheese Danish Soften cheese. Combine cheese, lemon juice, sugar, vanilla, egg yolk. Mix until fluffy. Line 9"x12" pan with 1 package of rolls. Spread cheese mixture over rolls. Cover with other package of rolls. Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour. Add 1 teaspoon sugar to egg white. When Danish is medium brown, remove from oven and brush with egg white mixture. Return to oven until deep brown. Cool. Put one cup powdered sugar in small bowl. Add small amount of milk (2 to 3 tablespoons) and mix until dripping consistency. Dip brush in and dribble over Danish. Let cool overnight in refrigerator before eating. Variations: Add raisins, cherries or other fruits to filling

14: Love Miriam Charak | There once was a girl Who had a whole lot of little curls Which she generally wore in a bun When she was good (And she was always good) She smiled and her face shone like the sun Understanding was she And at times shy she could be But what, oh what, was to be done? Her parents chose to move away She would live far, far away So they had a party for one last bit of fun

15: Gingerbread Biscuits: Makes about 20 biscuits 50g plain flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda 100g butter or margarine 175g soft light brown sugar 1 egg 4 tablespoons of golden syrup or maple syrup Large cookie cutters | 1.Dip a paper towel in some margarine and rub it over two baking sheets. Turn on your oven to 190C. 2.Sift the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl. Cut the butter or margarine into chunks and add them. 3.Rub the butter or margarine into the flour with your fingers, until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Stir the sugar into the mixture. 4.Break the egg into a small bowl. Add the syrup to the egg and beat them together well. 5.Stir the eggy mixture into the flour. Mix everything together with a metal spoon until it makes dough. 6.Sprinkle a clean work surface with flour and put the dough onto it. Stretch the dough by pushing it away from you. 7.Fold the dough in half. Turn it and push it away from you again. Continue to push, turn and fold until the dough is smooth, 8.Sprinkle a little more flour onto your work surface. Roll out the dough until it is about 5mm thick. 9.Use the cookie cutters to cut lots of shapes from the dough. Lift the shapes onto the baking sheets. 10.Put the trays into the oven and bake them for 12-15 minutes. They will turn golden brown. 11.Leave the biscuits on the sheets for about five minutes. Then, lift them onto a wire rack. Leave them to cool.

17: I’m sad that you will no longer be in our class, I’m sad that I won’t be able to hear your laugh. You’re the brightest star that lights up the night sky and no one ever asks why. You’re the sweetest girl that I know and you are the star of our YR 8 show. This poem is for you, to start you in your new life at a new school just like we helped you do. Dear Rebecca, I can’t believe that you are going to Israel away from your home here at KTC and us YR 8! I hope that you will remember that we are not just friend and a support system for you, but we are also a family, a family who cares for one another and never lets other people strike down at anyone’s weaknesses. From the start you were the quiet one in the back of the classroom not sure of the new people you were surrounded with, we took you in and helped you to understand the new ways of this school. Now 2 years later you are no longer the quiet girl in the back of the classroom and you are no longer the shy little girl, you are a strong, good hearted women who is not afraid to speak up for her self. Rebecca when you go to Israel NEVER forget the friends you will have FOREVER in KTC. Luv you always Rebecca XOXOXOXO Ellie Foxy

18: Bex Butnaro | BECKY SIMANTOV 2010 Dear Becky, My name is Mr Mac Cheesy Pop. And I am writing to you in response of your absence. Let me tell you a little bit about it, 1)I miss you 2)Our year 8 family will never be the same 3)You’re the sweetest 4)You’re the coolest 5)AND YOU’RE THE ONE THAT HAS LEFT US WHICH REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY SUCKS! Anyway, Being your friend this year was great and it is a shame that you have left, because our class will never be the same. I love how you always made people laugh and you didn’t even have to try. I hope your new life in Israel will be awesome and I hope that you will come to visit us again. I will be in Israel very soon and then I get to see you!!

19: Becky, guess who? Its BEX! Yeah well, you probably guessed that by now! I am supposed to write you a poem, BUT I REALLY SUCK AT WRITING POEMS! So here it goes, Dearest Becky, Oh Becky, Your Becky, GOSH Becky, OMG Becky, THE END. I told you I suck at writing poems.. I am supposed to write a recipe too, but like. I LOVE COOKING. And I know you do too. SOOOO. When your really bored. DO THIS. Get two table spoons of butter, One table spoon of honey, 1/3 cups of sugar THEN PUT ALL THAT STUFF IN A REALLY BIG POT WHEN THE FLAME IS ON AND STIR IT AROUND AND AROUND UNTIL IT IS ALL FROTHY AND NICE. | THEN: Put 6 cups of cornflakes and stir it around and around. THIS IS CALLED: HONEY JOYS!!!! Then put the mixture in little cup cake muffin paper holder thingos and put it in the oven for SEVEN MINUTES and bake it on 180 degrees!! THEY ARE SOOOOOOOOO YUMMY!!! Yeah so that’s what you should eat when you want to get fat. Now. BEC. I think that you should send me heaps of emails AND CALL ME TOO!!! 0435752652 Or 93494180 AWESOMENESS!!!! Becky, you will be missed greatly. I LOVE YOU ! AND I AM SURE I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOON! LOVE ALWAYS BEX BUTNARO XOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOO

24: Rebecca is the sweetest and kindest person you will ever meet. Excellent at cooking Beautiful smile Energetic all the time Cheerful and sometimes a chatterbox Caring and friendly person A really good friend of mine which i will MISS Love Sandy

25: Love Ms Green | Sitting in the back row There was a student who wanted to grow She loved to learn And listen well Poetry was a magical spell Poetry empowered her and made her think She was inspired to rhyme, And keep to the beat Learning about quatrains, couplets and sonnets The knowledge of poetry became a huger of words Rebecca loved to read out loud And you really made us proud Your poems inspire us and we will miss you Keep on with your poetry Stay happy and true

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