With “Caring With Action” defining the 2017-18 year at the Manhattan Day School, Elul was designated as Kickoff With Kindness month and, due to the recent natural disasters, students at the Upper West Side school had many opportunities to do good.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, MDS families joined with the community at large to raise funds and show support for those affected. Packages were filled with fidget spinners, playing cards and taffy to keep Houston children entertained and in good spirits, and they wrote Shana Tova cards (photo) to express their love and support to students in Houston.
MDS middle school students said special tefillot, particularly the blessing of Roka HaAretz al HaMayim, asking Hashem to save the Houston and Florida communities from the overflowing waters.
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