On Motza’ei Shabbos, November 19, the Yeshiva of Central Queens faculty, Grade 3 students, and their families and friends celebrated an intergenerational melaveh malkah in a beautifully decorated YCQ auditorium. Rabbi Landsman, YCQ Principal, kicked off the event with an amazing d’var Torah.

The Sages in the Talmud tell us that “a person should always set his table on Motza’ei Shabbos with all the preparations for an important feast, even if he only wishes to eat a small amount of food, in order to escort Shabbos with honor, just as he had done when she arrived.”

The Grade 3 students performed four songs for over four hundred parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends: Eliyahu HaNavi, Shabbos Is Going Away, David Melech Yisrael, and LaNeir V’Livsamim. The audience viewed a short video production, “Grade 3 Life,” which included greetings from each of the Grade 3 teachers and featured every Grade 3 student.

A delicious dinner, prepared by YCQ, was served and enjoyed. A special show was presented by magician Mr. Yoel Hecht, and a raffle with prizes was held. Finally, framed hakaras ha’tov gratitude art gifts were given by the students to their guests.

Rabbi Landsman, Rabbi Rohr, Mrs. Melissa Cohen, Mrs. Shirley Pourad, Morah Etty Borochoff, Morah Yaffa Salek, Mrs. Chavi Lucks, and Ms. Sherilyn Laffer worked to create a memorable event for the students, families, and faculty. The YCQ Grade 3 intergenerational melaveh malkah was a wonderful success!