What a great way to kick off the Purim spirit! At Central, we welcomed in Rosh Chodesh Adar Bet with an exciting carnival, where we were joined by the students of Ivdu Yachad. We are so proud of our students, who worked together with creativity and initiative to plan and run the carnival activities. The day before the exciting program, each grade designed four carnival booths, including a pickle race, a foul-shot contest, pin-the-hat-on-Haman, grogger-making, and more! To welcome our guests more personally, 48 Central students volunteered to be “Yachad buddies” with our 24 visiting guests and made a personalized crown for each Yachad member. The carnival was a colorful and spirited event, complete with music, dancing, and a blow-up race! Students, teachers, and administrators got into the Purim spirit with wacky clown costumes and accessories. Says Director of Student Activities and Experiential Learning Mrs. Shani Malitzky, “Our guests from Ivdu had a blast, and it was so inspiring watching Central students coordinate, plan, and execute a fantastic experience for them!” Aviva Gonter (‘18) enjoyed spending time with her Yachad buddy, and said she found the experience “amazing and inspiring.” Hila Karol (‘18) agrees: “It was fun for them and for us!” The ruach was contagious, and surely signals more excitement to come later this month at our first-ever Purim Extravaganza. The entire Central family is welcome to our building on Purim evening for learning, megillah-reading, a break-fast, and what is sure to be a fantastic chagigah. Join us!