By Chavi Foster and Shalvah Goldschein, eleventh graders
On Tuesday evening, February 26, current Shalhevet students, next year’s incoming students, and their mothers, gathered in Shalhevet’s ballroom for a memorable mother-daughter dinner. Each table was beautifully decorated and everyone got a kick out of the fun, yet elegant, lollypop centerpieces. Shalhevet students mingled with the incoming freshmen, who enjoyed the warm introduction to Shalhevet’s community. The evening began with cupcake decorating led by Mrs. Tsippy Nussbaum, mother of Meira Nussbaum, ninth grade, and everyone eagerly designed the cupcakes with an assorted mix of decorative toppings. Yum! The activity was creative as well as tasty! Soon we sat down to a delicious dinner catered by Coffee Bar and were enamored as we watched Shalhevet’s choir perform for us. The many months of hard work paid off as the choir sounded phenomenal. We are so proud of our friends who participated! Mrs. Eisenman then engaged the crowd with a shiur about the ways in which Miriam Hanevia took on an important role in Yetziat Mitzrayim, starting from the birth of her brother Moshe and on. We finished the incredible evening with ice cream, cheesecake, and fruit. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to spend time bonding with mothers and friends and feels lucky to be part of a school where such events are the norm.
Thank you to the Shalhevet administration for coordinating the event and to Seasons for donating the fruit platter. A special thank you to Mrs. Tsippy Nussbaum for sponsoring the cupcakes and for leading the cupcake decorating activity, to Mrs. Bonnie Polansky, for directing the choir and bringing out the talent of the talmidot, and to Seasons for donating a fruit platter. v