Rosh Chodesh B’yachad

On a recent morning, the senior girls gathered together in the school’s Beit Hamikdash to start their day with a special tefillah service. The prayers were led by the organizer, Leah Winterman, and Dr. Barouk who planned this meaningful and uplifting experience that set the tone for the rest of the day.

The senior girls had prepared special prayers and readings to begin their day with intention and purpose. They led the class in song and prayer with enthusiasm, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The class began with the traditional Shacharit service, followed by the recitation of the Shema and the Amidah. The girls also recited Tefillin and other prayers, such as the “Birchot HaShachar” (morning blessings) and “Hallel” (praise) prayers.

The girls wanted to take advantage of one of the few Rosh Chodesh they have left. Leah Winterman says, “I wanted to be able to make everyone feel how special and holy Rosh Hodesh is. There is no better way of celebrating the beginning of the new month than by doing tefillah B’Yachad.”

After the tefillah service, the class enjoyed a celebratory breakfast of fresh donuts and steaming cups of coffee. The girls sat together and chatted, bonding over their shared love of tefillah and their excitement for the new day. The donuts and coffee added a sense of fun and celebration to the morning, creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

The senior girl’s tefillah class provides an opportunity for the girls to bond and connect over their shared love of Judaism. Bringing the two classes together for this special time is a tremendous way for the girls to start the new month to a good start. The girls leave the class feeling uplifted, energized, and ready to tackle the day ahead.


Rosh Chodesh is a special time in the Jewish calendar, marking the beginning of a new month and providing an opportunity for spiritual reflection and renewal. The senior girl’s tefillah class took advantage of this special time to come together and celebrate in a meaningful way.


The class not only strengthens their connection to their faith but also to one another, through their shared experience of tefillah and celebration. This special class provides an opportunity for senior girls to bond and connect over their shared love of Judaism and it was a beautiful moment to cherish.


It was a great way to kick off the new month and start the new semester with a sense of purpose, community, and inspiration. The girls left the class feeling uplifted, energized and looking forward to the day and the month ahead.


In conclusion, the senior girl’s tefillah class started a unique and meaningful tradition that brings the girls together in a shared experience of prayer and community. The girls appreciate the opportunity to start their day with intention and purpose, and to bond over their shared love of Judaism. The addition of donuts and coffee after the service adds a sense of fun and celebration, making the class an enjoyable and memorable experience for all.