In a typical year, HAFTR Middle School’s Health Week is characterized by a series of workshops and classes during a single week in February. This year, they have re-imagined Health Week in a way that allows them to continue to adhere to COVID-related protocols, while also focusing on engaging, meaningful, and educational activities for students. Ms. Ariana Wolfson, Dr. Yali Werzberger, Mrs. Nechama Landau, and Rabbi YM Siff spearheaded the coordination and re-imagining of this important program.

Students in sixth through eighth grades will be introduced to a series of activities spread out throughout the month of February that focus on the physical, mental, and spiritual health and development of the students.

In the area of physical health, students will be engaging in workshops and activities related to physical fitness and nutrition. In the area of mental health, staff will facilitate a series of mindfulness and wellness activities. In the area of spirituality, there will be a comprehensive curriculum on the significance, philosophical underpinnings, and technical applications of brachos.

We very much look forward to partnering with parents in service of empowering our students to lead healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices.