March 18, 2022 | Shushan Purim15 Adar II, 5782 | Parashat Tzav פָּרָשַׁת צַו
Dear Beit Rabban Community,
I send you this special Shushan Purim greeting from the little-known walled city of 15 West 86 Street. Inside these grand, gated walls the people of Beit Rabban enjoyed a day of revelry, jest, and altogether mischief-making. Our castle was literally bouncing, mostly due to the rented bouncy castle but definitely also due to the extra level of simcha brought on by face painting, balloon animals, skee ball, darts, tie-dying, hamantaschen baking, and a host of other Purimactivities. This being the first of our 100 days of celebration, we encouraged students to manage their enthusiasm and energy output so as to maintain a sustainable pace of partying. In response to an overwhelming parent request for more dress-up days, we are delighted to announce that students should come dressed up every day during this 100 day period. There will be a different theme each day, and clearly, costumes cannot be worn more than once. In addition, and also in response to communal input, specifically Chativah students, we will be adding a test period to the end of each day so that we are properly assessing their memorization of the megillah. Each daily test period will be followed by an all-you-can-eat candy buffet in accordance with our belief in using sugar treats to reward children for doing things that they need to do.
May you have a stressful shabbos and kol tuv,
Beit Rabban Synchronized SENIOR Swim TEAM