The Milken Roar

Comments (3)

All The Milken Roar Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • T

    taliaDec 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I feel that there are solutions to “renovate” oneg rather than comepletely do away with it… personally, I have a lot of fond memories from oneg shabbats and can point out several different times that i’ve thought “what other school would give me such a wonderful time to just breathe like this?” the problem we’ve had with oneg this year is that it’s been taken away from Jewish Life Board, who could have provided meaningful- and spiritual- value to the end of our week. I have always gone to a Jewish school and never has there been a schedule where Fridays didn’t have time to recognize Shabbat whether it was prayers or a free-time type thing like oneg. I think the students should have contributed in trouble shooting oneg, and the fact that people find it to be a “waste of time” now.

  • 2

    2011 GraduateDec 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    From the sounds of it, they’re undoing the schedule changes they put into place a few years ago. When I was in 9th grade we had 70 min classes with 10 min periods, and in 10th they changed it to 65 min classes with 5 min periods. Funny how things cycle.

  • A

    AnnaDec 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Noa- I completely agree with you about the cons of canceling oneg. I believe that as a Jewish school, it is our job to observe Shabbat in the best possible way. Yes we heavily celebrate Hannukah, Sukkot and of course Purim but what about the holiday that happens every week? Havdalah distinguishes the separation between Shabbat and the rest of the week. Shabbat is something that is special- shouldn’t it be distinguished in school as well? If something can be felt on campus every week- not just in the rare A day or B day Friday in Jewish studies class- the spirit of Shabbat can be felt. Even if it is something small like listening/dancing to Israeli music during lunch or eating/baking challah on campus. It could be dressing a little bit nicer so you can let yourself know that Shabbat is approaching. While the designated time to celebrate Shabbat is gone we can still make it be reflected on campus.