Volume 31 Issue 26 26 Aug 2022 29 Av 5782

Fathers Day Fun

Justine Hofman – Head of P&F

P&F Father’s Day fun

What a morning! Over 260+ dads, special friends and students joined us for our first Father’s Day morning on campus in almost three years.

The Lehrer Family Building (MPH) was transformed into an idyllic playground of backyard games and fun. We enjoyed 3-legged races, a mock-campfire set-up with marshmallows and old-school games. The feast of Grandma Moses bagels, pastries, coco-pops and coffee didn’t go down too badly either.

Once parents went home, our Primary students enjoyed selecting gifts at our Father’s Day Stall.

Keep a look out for some very cool gifts in their bags this afternoon and for some photographs in next week’s Ma Nishma!



Charity gift matched dollar-for-dollar

As with Mother’s Day, we included a charity gift option for Years 5 and 6 students. This time it is in support of Top Blokes Foundation who help young men that haven’t had a positive start to build resilience, empathy, and respect for self and others.

We are thrilled to announce that an Emanuel family will kindly match dollar-for-dollar the proceeds of this charity gift. We will have details of the total donation in next week’s Ma Nishma. We thank this family for your heartful gesture!  

Thank you again to our event sponsors and supporters: Biller Property, Mugg Shot Coffee, Grandma Moses, Ofer Levy Photography and 1st Street Financial.

Thank you to our committee and volunteers

It’s a big undertaking to get events like Father’s Day off the ground. I want to thank our Father’s Day Breaky committee heads, Keren Rockman and Sally Greenberg, for pulling off an incredible event. They created something that was a salute to Father’s Day mornings of old but with a new twist that brought everyone together. I know how much careful thought and time you put in and we all appreciate your hard work, creativity and attention to detail.

Keren and Sal were supported by an awesome committee of Tali Fisher, Amy Friedlander, Ben Opit and Lisa Greenberg who also were on deck to ensure this event was a success securing sponsors, developing flyers and everything in between. Well done and biggest thanks to this wonderful team.

Setting up the Father’s Day Camp fire

Also a big thanks to our Father’s Day stall organisers: Lynn Ross and Carli Rothman. You are a dream team and we appreciate your hard work, jokes and positivity. Shout out to Ruby Berkovic and Jen Opit who selected the gifts. I’m sure you’ll agree they nailed it.  

We also want to thank the parent volunteers, High School students and school staff who also helped to make this event a success but showing up early or late and giving us their time.

Thank you to all the parents: Alla Melman, Anita Clark, Zoe Boothman, Naomi Hersh, Nicola Berkovic, Tania Wajsman, Babette Sandler, Karen Martin, Neil Shilbury, Melanie Shilbury Tanya Leibovitch, Mia Kalinko, Tali Weiner, Lisa Pillemer, Yury Glikin, Andrea Aschner, Andy Aronstan, Ilana Wechsler, Kawai Yeung, Ilan Bloom, Ilana Zar Maisel, Zhuliang Long, Cordell Scaife, Shai Simhi, Brett Churnin, Lisa Shalem, Anna Tabachnik, Ash Rockman and Vanessa Churnin, Odin Kay, Michelle Levitt, Kirsty Greenfield, Mel Drinkwater, Sharon Mille and Vanina Vaisman-Levy.

Thank you to the Emanuel school team: Adam Ezikiel, Andrew Delany, Colin Newport, Michelle Favero, Belinda Levin, Security Team and Tany Milner.

Events to diarise

4 November 2022 – 6 November 2022: Emanuel Family Spring Camping