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Giving thanks in a gratitude campaign

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Children from Torah Academy Primary and Nursery Schools held a “gratitude campaign” to give thanks for all the things for which they are grateful.
by Martine Bass | Oct 19, 2017

Rabbi Motti Hadar, principal of Torah Academy Primary School, said: “This is what Yiddishkeit is all about. The first words we say every day are “Modeh Ani” - we acknowledge, we say thank you, we are appreciative of even the small blessings in life which we don’t want to take for granted.”

Holding their “gratitude jars” which contain notes of things for which the children are grateful are: Soshi Wagner; Menucha Woznica; Oriya Rannels; and Yael Hurwitz. Front: Devorah Leah Lampert; and Tehilla Katz.

Some examples of what the children gave thanks for included: “My mom giving me medicine for my stomach ache”; “The people who care about me”, “Being able to touch, talk, eat, walk, see and smell”; “Going to school with two arms and legs”; “A good education”; “Being free to practise our religion”; “My first big tooth”;“The piece of Hashem inside me” and “The Rebbe”.

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