By Jenny P., Knesset Communications Rep

Yesterday we had our second Rosh Chodesh assembly for the month of Kislev. This assembly was packed with lots of new and exciting things that will be happening at the OJCS this year. Our leaders for this assembly were Ruben S., Audrey B., and Ben C. To start off the assembly we have to get some RUACH going, and the best way to do so is with the OJCS Ruach Patrol! 

The Ruach Patrol did a great job singing all about Hanukkah and giving the students lots of spirit. 

We then had our assembly MC’s teach us all about Habit #2: Begin With the End in Mind! We saw a video of OJCS students and faculty sharing how they use Habit #2, which is all about goal setting and knowing the end goal that you’re working toward. Please comment below and share how you use Habit #2!

We also had our amazing Rambots come and teach us all about their mission this year, as well as how they use their 7 Habits!

Come see the RAMBots at their First Lego League (FLL) Competition THIS Sunday, December 1st at Carleton University from 8-5pm. I think they are going to do a great job at their competition! The RAMBots also shared about their goal of creating an inclusive playground area at OJCS.

What organization are we supporting with our November Dress Down Day? This month we are donating the Beit Halochem Canada, to help injured Israeli veterans in Canada. Since we had our Remembrance day assembly this month we want to help support a cause related to veterans. 

Lastly, what charity are we giving tzedakah to for the December Dress Down Day? For the month of December we are donating towards The Ottawa Mission to help those that do not have a warm home during Ottawa’s cold winter months. To make this fun we are adding a class challenge! How is this going to work? Each class will be asked to bring in the following items in mens adult sizes:

  • Gently used  or new hats
  • Gently used or new coats/jackets
  • Gently used or new mittens
  • NEW socks
  • Gently used or new scarves
  • Gently used or new winter boots

That’s all for our Kislev assembly, can’t wait for next month’s assembly!