HANC Evening of the Arts for Women

HANC HS Evening Of The Arts For Women

On Monday evening March 18, HANC High School hosted its first-ever Evening of the Arts for Women. This event was dedicated in memory of Marlena Schwartzman, a’h, art teacher and parent at HANC. Proceeds from the event went to Yad Batya L’Kallah.

The event was a spinoff of the Purim story which the students told in a unique and humorous way through song, dance, drama, art, music, and a fashion show. An extravagant and delicious dessert buffet created by the students was served following the performance. The entire event was put together by the students.

Thank you to faculty adviser Ayelet Shachar, Batsheva Fink for writing the script, and to student producers Shira Cohen and Sharona Kataev for all their hard work in organizing this phenomenal event.

HANC Participates In Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration

Rabbi Elie Bashevkin, Aliyah Kahn, Rachel Turk, Sarah Kalter, and Yonina Pfeffer at Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration

Earlier in the year, fifth-grade students in Rabbi Elie Bashevkin’s Language Arts class of HANC’s Samuel and Elizabeth Bass Golding Elementary School in West Hempstead created beautiful compositions for the Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration. The Grannie Annie invites students in fourth through eighth grade, in the United States and across the world, to write about something interesting they discovered from their family based on their interviews with older relatives. Each student submitted a family story for possible publication in the annual Grannie Annie Journal. After reading 536 stories submitted by students in nine states, Grannie Annie announced 38 winners. The winning stories in Grannie Annie, Volume 14 took place in 18 countries on three continents over a span of 356 years, and include personal accounts of historic events as well as recollections of everyday activities.

This is the third consecutive year that students from HANC participated in this contest and the third year that HANC students’ essays have been selected for publication. The authors from HANC are fifth-graders Aliyah Kahn, “The Long-Lasting Love of Theater”; Sarah Kalter, “First Grade with No Shoes”; Yonina Pfeffer, “Reunited at Last”; and Rachel Turk, “The Lucky Baby.” Their stories will be published in Grannie Annie, Volume 14, published on the Grannie Annie website, and shared through social media. In addition, Aliyah, Sarah, Yonina, and Rachel will be honored at the Grannie Annie Family Stories Festival at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis on June 2!

HANC congratulates Rabbi Bashevkin and his talented students for this tremendous accomplishment.

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