As part of our Central Service Initiative (CSI), our seniors spent a full Monday reaching out to those in need and making a difference. Mrs. Jackie Welkowitz‘s Homeroom visited the Margaret Teitz Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center for some crafting, singing, dancing, and playing Bingo with the residents. Students in Mrs. Miriam Chopp‘s Homeroom had a meaningful and fun experience at Mrs. Chopp’s house, baking challah l’ilui nishmat Mrs. Anna Rutner, A”H. The challot were sold in school to raise money for the IDF. Also raising money for the IDF were the Homerooms of Mrs. Shani Malitzky and Mrs. Keren Weinberger, who baked delicious treats in Mrs. Malitzky’s kitchen to sell to our ever-hungry, sweet-toothed student body. Along similar lines, Mrs. Randee Groveman‘s group went to her home to bake cupcakes and cookies, which they then delivered to the Jamaica Armory Shelter for Women. For Mrs. Audi Hecht‘s Homeroom’s CSI trip, seniors headed to Cedarhurst’s Levi Yitzchak Library to create an interactive exhibit for its upcoming Lag Ba’Omer program. For the children to experience the reality of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the Centralites constructed a cave, complete with a carob tree and stream. They then created a display board with fun facts about this time period, and ended by setting up a bulletin board about Ahavat Yisrael. “Overall, it was a really fun and rewarding experience,” said Bracha Rosenberg (’16). Ms. Kim Konzack‘s Homeroom prepared and ran a carnival for students in Kulanu, who enjoyed playing games and interacting with our Central representatives. Thank you to all of our Homeroom teachers and students for a day of meaningful chesed experiences.