Ma’aseh avos siman l’banim - the actions of the forefathers (and foremothers) are signs for the children. The Jewish people have always lived knowing that we follow the path set for us by the generations prior to us.

While Yeshiva Sha’arei Zion leads the way in Jewish education for the growing Sephardic community of Queens and the Five Towns using new and innovative methods, preparing our children for a life of learning and success, we stay rooted in our traditions. Traditions hold the Jewish home together and ensure the continuation of the Jewish people through all the tribulations of the world around us.

YSZ middle school girls gathered together in the grand ballroom to relish in the mitzvah of challah that has been passed down from generation to generation from Sara Imeinu. From mixing the ingredients to kneading the dough, the girls sang and laughed together with their morot and administration. They were then treated to words of chizuk from Rebbetzin Esther Zino, who spoke of the depth of the mitzvah of challah. Together, the girls proceeded to remove the challah portion that the Torah requires.

With hearts warmed by the experience and warm challahs in their hands, the girls went home uplifted and proud of the mitzvot and their heritage.