Rosh Chodesh Party with Girls from Ariel by Deena Klein
A few months ago, MMY hosted a Rosh Chodesh party for some of our neighbors. It was so much fun, that we decided to do it again - and this time the neighbors invited us.
On Motzaei Shabbat (Rosh Chodesh Adar) following an amazing Shabbaton in Bnei Brak, some of the MMY girls had an incredible experience with the girls from our own neighborhood, Givat Shaul. Not really knowing what to expect, the girls walked to the “snif” of Ariel (a local youth group), which is a couple blocks away from our school. We heard “Mishenichnas adar marbim Bsimcha” playing from down the block and we knew it would be a fun night from there. The second we walked in, we linked hands and grabbed people standing around to dance for a while. There was a ton of energy and a lot of excitement in the room and not one person was standing around not dancing.
After the crazy dancing we needed a little break for food…(of course), and got to sit down to relax and watch a movie that Leah Belson had put together about Israel. After the movie, each girl had a crown that said something related to Purim put on her head, but they didn’t know what it said. Each girl had to find out what it said on her crown by asking other people (in Hebrew of course!). Once everyone found their “bashert” they got to know each other for a little bit and learned B’Chavruta about Purim. After that game followed two other really fun ones that the girls had taught us!
The night finished of with a lot more chagiga dancing, more bonding, and more eating. Overall it was really so fun… way beyond what we expected! We look forward to doing more activites from the girls of Givat Shaul in the future.
Special thanks to Sara Markowitz who helped put the entire thing together!