Ever since Judaics teacher Mrs. Brackman’s ten-year-old son Shmulie was diagnosed with Leukemia, her students have been trying to come up with ways they can help. It began with the entire middle school saying one Perek (chapter) of Tehillim each day before going to class. However, students still wanted to do more.

7th grader Shira David, one of the leaders of Chesed Club, is trying to get enough people to commit to saying Tehillim/Psalms daily so that we can complete the entire book of Tehillim in Shmulie’s merit. If you are interested in participating, please contact Alise Gold.

Other students have decided to take on a new Mitzvah in Shmulie's honor. The Mitzvot range from helping out more at home to adding a new Tefillah in their daily davening (praying). Once they chose a mitzvah, they shared it with Shmulie. Shmulie would love to hear from anyone taking on a Mitzvah.

In addition, a group of 8th graders, including Sarah Winitzer, Jake Gordon and Aya Hamlish, came up with the idea of creating wrist bands to show support for Shmulie. They consulted with Shmulie (who loved the idea!) and decided on a color (orange) as well as the writing for the wrist band - “no one stands alone” - and #teamshmulie.

The 8th graders will be selling these wristbands for $2 and the proceeds will go to Shmulie’s charity of choice. If you would like to purchase a wristband, please contact Alise Gold or come to the school office.

We are so proud of everything our students are doing to show support and to pray for Shmulie’s full recovery. Please keep Baruch Shmuel ben Nechama Baila in your thoughts and prayers and feel free to contact us with any suggestions for future projects!


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