Yom Ha'Atzmaut – Israeli Independence Day Celebration at BHDS-Marin!
Donning blue and white, students and faculty in Marin celebrated a spirited, schoolwide Yom Ha'Atzmaut program today to mark Israel's Independence Day. Celebrations included a falafel and pita lunch, Israeli games and activities (Shalosh Maklot [Three Stones], Gaga, Hamesh Avanim [Five Stones], Klass [Hopscotch], and Matkot [Paddle Ball]) led by the sixth graders, and Israeli folk dancing. In addition, this morning the sixth grade class led a special Yom Ha'Atzmaut tefillah in which they read the Israel Declaration of Independence in English. The Jazz Band also performed at tefillah, playing traditional songs Nigun Atik and Hine Ma Tov. Special thanks to Jennifer Katz, Aly Geller, Jackie Strauss, Elizabeth Brotman, Judith Purpura, Melissa Armoza, and Inbar Telem for helping set up, serve, and clean up lunch. Happy 67th Birthday, Israel!