The long-awaited PHDS Hanukkah performance, on Dec. 19 was a fantastic way to spend the last night of Hanukkah! The students showcased their talents in music and drama under the direction of teachers and parent volunteers.
The evening began with the lighting of the menorah. First-grader Yerucham Lapin did a wonderful job, assisted by his teacher, Rabbi Avrohom Jakubowicz. Then came the playing of the National Anthem and HaTikvah by the PHDS band, under the direction of Norman Rosenfield. The band performed several Hanukkah songs to the delight of the audience.
A performance by the choir, conducted by Rabbi Jakubowicz and Shifra Yudkowsky, followed. Eighth-grader Meir Twersky accompanied the group. (Special thanks to Chary Greengart and Rabbi Yaakov Zimmerman for musical assistance.) The narrations were informative, the songs sounded beautiful, the children were adorable, and the costumes magnificent, due, once again, to the talents of Rabbi Yechezkel Yudkowsky, assisted by the sixth-grade boys.
The music was followed by the performance of a play about Hanukkah directed by three parent volunteers. The girls did an amazing job. The final performance of the evening was the premier screening of the latest RY Productions music video directed by Rabbi Yudkowsky. Needless to say, the program was enjoyed by all.
Submitted by Providence Hebrew Day School