We mark each Jewish holiday with hands-on and experiential learning. For example, our Hanukkah celebrations have included candle-lighting ceremonies, the creation of artwork representing the theme of “finding light in the midst of darkness,” and developing our growth mindset strategies as we focus on resilience. Our annual Passover celebration includes learning about hametz (the category of restricted foods on Passover) and burning of hametz. In addition to celebrating Jewish holidays, we also mark dates of significance to Israel and to the Jewish people, including Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaShoah. To celebrate Israel’s independence on Yom Ha-atzma-ut, we engage in learning about Israel culture and host Zimriyah, our annual song and dance competition.