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Monday, January 9, 2012

Shiriyah 5772- Please Join Us

It is our great pleasure to invite the entire Frisch School Community to


The culminating evening of our week-long Shiriyah begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, January 12, 2012, in our Zayat Athletic Center

Our corridors, each of which is decorated by one of the grades, will be open for visitor viewing at 6:30 p.m.

Shiriyah is not just a celebration of Frisch spirit, not just an excuse for all of us to have some fun—actually lots of fun—in the midst of the school year. Shiriyah is an integral part of the intellectual religious and communal life of the more than 700 teenagers and adults who spend their days at Frisch. It is an opportunity for each Frisch student to develop and demonstrate his/her talents and skills: leadership, artistic/musical/dramatic/choreographic creativity, Torah study and scholarship, and so much more. Shiriyah also brings grades together in friendship, teamwork and camaraderie. The best part of Shiriyah is the part parents don’t get to see: It’s the incredible sight of hundreds of kids working together, enjoying one another, older grades helping the freshmen, for hours each day and night and all day on Sunday as they prepare for Thursday night’s performances.

As we reported to parents on Friday when we broke Shiriyah, this year’s Shiriyah is based on the unique theme of Sefer Shemot: The Creation of a Nation. The book can clearly be divided into four thematic sections- (1) The exile and exodus from Mitzrayim, (2) the nation's travels and growth in the desert, (3) the awe inspiring revelation at Har Sinai and (4) the book’s culmination with the Jewish nation creating sacred space for God through the Mishkan. Each of these steps was necessary and contributed to the foundation of the Jewish nation as a unified people devoted in the service of God, and each grade has been assigned one of these themes.
Throughout the next week our students will be learning about these concepts in special Shi’urim and learning to express them in song, art, Torah study, and in their daily interaction with one another and with their Rebbe’im and teachers. We hope you’ll be with us on Thursday evening to see the culmination of their efforts, to tour each grade’s specially prepared corridor, and to share the incredible Ru’ach which will undoubtedly bust forth as it does each year.
Dr. Kalman Stein,

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