S: Nefesh Academy 2010-2011
FC: Galit Avshayev 8th Grade 2010-2011
1: Dear Nefesh, This is a thank you note for all the wonderful things you have done for me.Thank you for teaching me how to be a better Jew.You showed me the way to lead the Torah way. There are fantastic teachers that you chose to teach us everyday.I thank every teacher who cared for me and taught me. I have been here since Pre - K , and I have learned the value of going to a Jewish school.There is no better school than Nefesh.I have been in Nefesh for 9 years, and hope to complete 13 years. Without Nefesh , I wouldn't have had the great teachers and friends I have have. I am glad that I'm finishing Junior High and I'm going into High School. With Hashem's help , I am going to start a new chapter in life. Thank you Nefesh (Mrs. London , Mrs. Friedman, Mrs. Newhouse , Mrs. Kahn, and Mrs. Drillman)!
2: Dear Graduates, As you will prepare to leave one house of learning to go to another, it is befitting to look to our – Forefathers – and Mothers for guidance. When Yaakov left his home, the Torah tells us that he went out from his home and he went to his destination. In contrast, Terach, Avrohom’s father, left his home to go to Eretz Yisroel, but stopped in Choron and never achieved his destination. Chazal tell us that when a Tzaddik starts something, he sees it through. As you have learned from our Avos, are “keys” to life . As we travel the road of life, each nisayon we stand up to paves the way for us to grow. Just as the Avos and Imahos grew through their nisyonos, so do we. Bnei Yisroel - are compared to stars because they shine at night. When life brings darkness, that is when we see their true brightness. You are bright stars in the pages of our history. By making the choice to override the temptations of our times, you are true shining stars. May Hashem help you walk in the ways of our Avos and continue to shine – not only for yourselves, but for the others around you. This moment, my brocha to you is to remain loyal to your heritage, remain loyal to your history, and remain a source of pride to the Jewish nation - , Mrs. Newhouse Principal
3: Dear Graduates, The first thought that came to my mind as I sat down to write this final message was “Good things come in small packages” Although it sounds trite and I generally do shy away from clichés, I do feel that this time it is OK to do. Why do “good things come in small packages”? Isn’t it “the Bigger the Better”? Sometimes, that might be true, however, upon introspection in this case, I do think the saying holds true. Since it was just the three of you, you had the opportunity to truly bond, almost like sisters. You learned how to negotiate with each other, respect each others way of doing things and thinking, and you learned how to give each other space when needed. Once we are into clichés, please allow me one more. “Two is company, but three is a crowd” did not apply here. You truly learned how to act as a group and to include every one’s feelings and thoughts, even when it might have been more convenient to pull “majority rules”. So, ‘all in all’, even though you might have had it hard being only three, the amount that you grew because of it is immeasurable. It is with great hopes that you internalize the lessons of this year and that when you create relationships with others in your lives you will be able to draw upon these lessons. With heartfelt brocha for much hatzlacha in your lives, Mrs. Kahn | Dear Graduates, Each of you is now standing at a crossroads in your life. “..Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the road less travelled by - and that has made all the difference.” How will you ensure that you will continue on the right road, on the path of our Avos and Imahos, the path of a true Bas Yisroel despite the thorns that you might find on the road, despite hardships you might encounter? By taking with you, my dear children, the lessons that you have learned, the memories that you have formed, and the role models that you have been inspired by – with you in your high school years. Continue learning and continue growing – growing in Middos and in the keeping of the Mitzvos. Continue being the shining diamonds that you all are, and making your families, your Nefesh family, and Hakodosh Baruch Hu very proud. With warmest wishes, Mrs. M. Drillman
4: I graduated preschool and now I am graduating 8 grade.
5: "A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for". Anonymous quotes
6: Fourth Grade | We finished a parsha. Hurray!Miss Perlow took us to Coney Island Beach for a siyum.We took the train,and we finally arrived to the destination.It was a warm, sunny day.The sand was burning our feet.Ouch!We splashed into the water making everyone wet.Nechama got bitten by a crab.Our clothing was all soaked (we had to come to school like that).When Miss Perlow said we have to go back to school, all of us were whining.It was the best trip in fourth grade.
7: G: Going to the shabbaton at the end of the year was a lot of fun. It was my first time I went on a shabbaton. A: A lot of songs we sang.Miss Zupnick (Mrs. Shain) taught us songs through out the years. L: Laughing - it was Nechama's and Isreala's job to entertain us. I: I was a trouble maker too. T: Tomato and Rocky is what we called Tomma and Rochel . - We didn't know any better. | Fifth Grade
8: Sixth Grade | In sixth grade my grades would not fade. Our Hebrew teacher was Miss Wydra. We called her the new feature that wasn't a creature. She was tall and skinny and really pretty. She would put on shiny things with the voice that she sings. We went to the Hall of Science but not to the Mall of Science. Miss Zupnick got engaged. The cup we filled with wine and divine. Soon enough Miss Zupnick turned into Mrs. Shain.
9: SCENE 1 Teacher:"Galit come outside!" Me:"No, I don't like playing ball." Teacher:"So, what are you going to do here?" Me:"Study for a quiz we are going to have." Teacher:"Fine then." SCENE 2 Rochel:"Hey! Galit you want to play Duraka?" Galit:"I don't know how to play." Rochel:"I will teach you.........." Galit:"Sure hand over the cards." | Seven Grade
10: Bat Mitzvah | As I blew out my 12 candles , I reminded myself about the importance of becoming Bat Mitzvah . When you turn 12 you begin to realize , that you have a responsibility to be a better Jew.You begin to feel yourself as a independent woman .You might make mistakes in your life , but at least you will know that Hashem is by your side . It will always depend on you , how your life is going to bend .
11: K.I.T | Rachel Zakhraov 08/28/1997 2155 80 str. Brooklyn NY 11214 C: 1718 427 0194 H:1347 713 6336 E- firstname.lastname@example.org | Galit Avshayev 06/01/97 265 Quentin Rd. apt:F5 Between west 2 and 3 Brooklyn N.Y,11223 C: 1347-481-5091 H: 1718-872-7054 | Tomma Buynevich 08/25/1997 960 east 12 str. Brooklyn NY 11230 C:1646 355 7003 H: 1718 677 5807 E- Tammarbuynevich@yahoo.com
12: GRADUATES OF 2011
13: Galit With great Middos and very neat. She is nice, kind, pretty, and bright. Always on time and never leaves anyone behind. She is sweet like honey, and cute as a bunny. Never fails and always continues. She is very mature and very polite. Thank you Hashem for giving us Galit our light.
14: Rochel You are the kindest person that I know. I will never be able to replace you. You are smart and brilliant, and you always start to find a billion (ideas). You are cute like the angle acute (you are good in math). You are a sweety like the little bird Tweety. You are a precious diamond that will aways have fun, but you would never splash in the mud. Rochel you are helpful, and we are very grateful for having you as our friend. Don't worry our friendship won't come to an end because we will never let it go away.
15: Tomma Tomma you are kind, and are always on our mind. You are smart and cool, but not a fool. Your wisdom and effort makes you hard to stop. You act sweet and thats a fact. You are good at ball and you never fall. You soar high as an a eagle could fly. You are cute, sweet, adorable, petite, charming, alarming, and irresistible. We love you so. So , please don't go. Thank you for your love and care. We will never forget you.
16: A- Attitude = 100% B - Best Food = Sushi C - Capture The Moment D - Dream on E - English, please F - is for friends. G - G.O. H - Holy Talk I - In a village J - Just Joking K - Keep in Touch L - Laughter is the best medicine. M- Mock Wedding N- Nutty Bunch of girls! O - O.M.G! P - Pizza we love! Q - Queens of the Nefesh World R - RGT S - Siberian Tigers T - Tatteh U - U and me V - Very exciting forgotten FBI play! W - We wanna go hoooooooooome! X - Xciting Trips Y - Y ME? Z - Zipping along to 9th grade! | Imagine Galit 12 years from now, what is she gonna be? A speech therapist! She will be kind and sweet to all children . If I will have a child who will need help, I will call her | Imagine Rochel 12 years from now , what is she gonna be ? A fashion designer ! If I need fashionable clothing , I know whom to call. | Imagine Tomma 12 years from now, what is she gonna be? Maybe we might not see her so often because she will become an interrogator! Poor criminals will go to jail because Tomma would get the anwers out of them. Everyone would be scared to lie to Tomma .
17: G: Great experiences in 8th grade will be in our minds day to day . R: Reaching for our goals is hard, but we try our best. A: Always we have something to do. D: Doing homework everyday is a boring part of our life. U:Understanding each other is what we do. To feel and care is what we got to do. A: A friend is a great thing to have. T: Time flies by, like a fly passing by. E: Everything we do is a memory that is for you , and me too. S: Special events for G.O. is always fun. | Raining Great Thoughts | Grand Times Remembered | Grade 8 Rules Throughout | Triple Goals Reached | Together , We're Rather Good
19: G. | G.O
20: Graduation Trip
21: SNOW TUBING
22: All the Best, | To My dearest most amazing unforgettable students: WOW! I can't believe you reached 8th grade already. You worked real hard to get here, and have a long path to go. The Bracha that comes to mind is from the prayer one said at a long journey. It should be Your Will Hashem.... That your journey should be peaceful and you should reach your destination happy and accomplished. P.S.Just always try to remember to keep your arrows going up!! Your very, very proud Morah, Mrs. Shain (Miss Zupnick) | My Dearest Girls, I'm so proud to see that you have reached this milestone in your lives. You girls have grown and matured to become beautiful Bnos Yisroel. Whatever I taught you, you have taught me so much more. You each are a star! I hope to stay in touch with you. Good luck in everything, and Hashem should bentch you with Mazal and only good things. I'll never forget the spunkiest, funniest, most dramatic 7th grade, Avigail, Rochel, Tomma, Nechama, Hanna, and Galit! Remember to always make Hashem proud. I love each and every one of you! ~Miss Fried | To My Dearest 8th Grade, I was a pleasure getting to know each one of you individually. I was honored to have you at my wedding. I miss you all and keep in touch. Miss Lax (Miss Linsky) 347-415-2171 | I miss you so much, girls! Continue to be the princesses that you are! I miss teaching all of you! Love, Miss Kaufthiel | Dear 8th Grade, I am so proud of you! You made it!! It was so special teaching you last year. Please, please keep in touch! I would really love to hear from you! Mrs. Moskowitz 917-533-0941 | Dear Girls, | A Letter to 8th Grade, | Dear Galit, Tomma, and Rochel, Wow! Can you believe you finished 8 years at Nefesh? Remember the first day of class for each of you – look how far you have come! Girls, each is so special and has so much potential. The whole world was created for you! What a responsibility!! But I know you girls will live up to you. Each one of you are a shining star and with your determination to do the right thing you will go far. I expect great things from you! Sara Schenirer made Bais Yaakov’s motto ' Girls, may you continue walking in the path of and the light of '. I am so proud of you, and you should be proud of yourselves! May you continue growing in the right direction, always heading upwards, and always making Hashem proud! Remember our 3 friendsCan’t wait to see what you will DO with what you learn. ~ Miss Florence
23: Dear Students, Your strength lies not in number As our history has shown Take pride in your individuality And see how much you have grown As the biography you're writing With toil and sweat and tears Keeps record of your achievements As you climb on throughout the years... May the seeds that you have planted Bear fruit you'll reap with pride Using the good you have been granted As you take life in its stride... With much love, Miss Schwartz | To the 8th Graders, We have learned many things this year in Literature. Anyone remember the theme 'The Countess and the Impossible?' How about the discussions about living in 1840 in Clifton? What about the story of 'The First Day' in the U.S.? What about the spelling and vocabulary we did every week? Truthfully, the only lesson I hope you remember as you travel through life is also my bracha to you girls. Hashem should help you that you should always be able to 'determine the importance' of whatever you encounter in your lives. You should be able to recognize which things are 'important ideas' and which are only 'interesting details.' Mrs. Birnbaum | Dear 8th Grade, You are the greatest group of girls! It was a pleasure teaching you! Hatzlacha in the future! Love, Miss Knopfler | Dear Galit, Tomma, and Rochel, I’ve spent the past 3 years watching you mature and grow And now that the time has come, I’m finding it hard to let go So as we say goodbye, there’s one last thought I would like to share As you go out to face the world, with all the challenges you’ll find there Through the ups and downs of life, remember “To thine own self be true” Because at the end of the every day, the person you have to face is You You create who you will be tomorrow, by your actions of today Become someone you can be proud of, be careful with what you do and say In each of you, I see the greatness waiting to appear What you will accomplish, I await eagerly to hear With all the love, laughter, lessons, and memories that Nefesh made I know that one day I’ll be proud to say, “I taught her in eighth grade.” Love, Miss Bloch “ Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
24: EIGHTH GRADE ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!