To celebrate the last day of school, June 17, all Providence Hebrew Day School students were invited to the home of Miriam Esther Weiner, their principal, to receive end-of-the-year treats. When they arrived at the balloon-decorated house each student received a Tradition soup (for carrying on the Jewish traditions during distance learning) and a small bag of candy prepared by the student council.
All parents received a copy of the book “From Djerba to Jerusalem” as a token of the school’s appreciation for the additional efforts they put into their children’s learning over the past few months.
On June 16, every PHDS graduate (including students in two cities in Rhode Island and three in Massachusetts) received a personal delivery of a balloon bouquet, a collage of their time at PHDS with thoughts from their teacher, a yearbook, a graduation gift, a personal letter from Mrs. Weiner and a diploma.
Also on June 17 the eighth grade enjoyed a virtual video graduation, featuring greetings from the dean, Rabbi Peretz Scheinerman, and the president, Pinny Berlin, and speeches from student council presidents Sarah Kivman and Moshe Yudkowsky. Mrs. Weiner then shared special traits of each graduate, accompanied by pictures of them from their years at school starting in pre-K.