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Engaging Passover - The Republican April 2014

Engaging Passover - The Republican April 2014


Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy students enjoy an engaging Passover



Anne-Gerard Flynn | By Anne-Gerard Flynn | The Republican
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on April 24, 2014 at 6:17 AM, updated April 24, 2014 at 6:24 AM

LONGMEADOW - Students at Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy got to re-enact the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt, during the recent eight-day celebration of Passover.

The youngest students dressed as slaves, pushed to work hard under Pharaoh, played by Lilia Luzhanskiy, the academy's early childhood director. Their call for help to Moses, played by Rochel Leah Kosofsky, a kindergarten teacher at the academy, brought on the 10 devastating plagues.

Students, in grades one through eight, according to a release, played a game called "Mitzropoly," that requires knowledge of the Passover Seder, and the story of the Exodus, to advance, buy properties and earn freedom.

The academy, which offers Judaic and secular studies for children, ages 15 months through eighth grade, also did community outreach. Rabbi David Edelman, dean, and Rabbi Noach Kosofsky, principal, delivered 750 packages of handmade matzah shmurah, for families to use at their Passover Seders.This is a type of matzah made with wheat, that is supervised from harvest, to meet requirements on how the unleavened bread is prepared.

Rabbi Chaim Kosofsky, third grade Judaic teacher at the acadmey, organized two Passover Seders for 70, during which people took turns reading the Haggadah that tells the story of the Exodus

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