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Riverdale Temple Nursery School News

November 2023

Our hearts and minds have been with our brothers and sisters in Israel this month. Our staff and our families have been affected by the war in Israel, and we have focused our energy on supporting Israeli soldiers and their families.

Thanks to our amazing families, we were able to ship more than 10 duffle bags filled with supplies and gear to Israel. Families have also been generously donating money for the deployed reserve soldiers who are in need of proper uniforms and protective gear.

Our amazing teachers have joined a letter-writing campaign to send letters to Israeli educators to show their support for the brave work they are doing. Next month we are planning a challah bake in honor of the Sheroes in Israel. The sheroes are the women who are holding down their homes and caring for their families while their soldiers are on the front lines. We are very proud of the work we are doing, and it has been incredible to see our community, which is made up of people from different backgrounds and beliefs, band together during this difficult time. During this dark period, it has been a gift for me and the staff to come to work each day to see the smiling faces on the children as they play and laugh and learn.

The children have been learning about the fall season. They have been baking with apples, cutting open pumpkins to see what’s inside, playing math games with the seeds, and going on nature walks to find different leaves and other fall foliage for various projects. The Pre-K children are using their five senses to explore the season, as they are preparing for their five-senses fair next month.

Looking forward, we will begin tours for the 2024–2025 school year on November 2. If you know of anyone who may be interested in joining the RTNS community, please have them email me at to schedule a tour.

Alexandra Abikzer

Sun, July 14 2024 8 Tammuz 5784