Volume 31 Issue 7 18 Mar 2022 15 Adar II 5782


Terry Aizen – Director of Kornmehl


What a beautiful Purim celebration we all had on Thursday morning. We were blessed with a sunny morning, which allowed us to have parents join us outdoors to celebrate this special festival. It was indeed very special to finally be able to welcome parents to an event and to share in the festivities.

The children all arrived at Pre-school very excited and proud to show off their costumes. What a great variety of characters we had, from princesses, to kings, queens, clowns, builders, pirates, astronauts, policemen, tigers, cats, scuba divers and so much more. The teachers all looked great as “101 Dalmatians.”

We paraded around the garden and we all participated in the mitzvah of exchanging Mishloach Manot bags with a friend. We ate lots of yummy Hamantaschen, sang, danced and had a beautiful morning.

Mr Phillip Einfeld, from Puppetoons, entertained the children with a delightful puppet show of exquisite Purim character puppets. The story of Purim came to life for the children, through this interactive show.

Thank you to Mrs Nadine Yemen, Mr Paul Hamor, Mrs Leia Lewis and Mrs Yina Deng, who came in to bake Hamantaschen with all the children on Tuesday and Wednesday. This was a mammoth task, and we really appreciated your help. It was lovely to see some parents back in the Pre-school again.

Tikkun Olam

Over this time of Purim, the Kornmehl children and families have also been involved in the Mitzvah of giving to others. Together with our amazing class parents and parent club co-ordinator, we have initiated a few fundraising events to support Pre-school families in Lismore and Coraki, who have been flooded and lost everything. 

We are working closely with the CEO of Gunawirra who has said the following The Gunawirra family is devastated by the news, with updates coming in from the Preschool directors that many families have lost everything. Please help us to target our donations to the exact needs of these families.”

The money raised will be going directly towards supporting these pre-schools and families. 

During the week:

  • We collected a donation from families in lieu of an “entry fee” to our Purim parade on Thursday.
  • We gave half of our Tzedakah collection on Friday to flood victims and half to JNF.
  • We had a big rainbow challah bake on Friday with assistance from parents and sold these challot at the door in the afternoon to families as they arrived to pick up.
  • We received a generous donation of Hamantaschen from Jesse’s Bakery on Friday and sold these to parents and children at the door in the afternoon.
  • Parents were also invited to make a donation directly to the community fund if they preferred. 
  • We also have a family, who wish to remain anonymous, who have very generously offered to match whatever we collect dollar-for-dollar. 

At the time of writing this report, I do not yet know what the amount collected is. I will notify you all in next week’s newsletter.

A big thank you to our Pre-school community for giving so generously this past week to this worthwhile cause. 

Vacation Care

Emanuel Vacation Care Program will take place in the April school holidays from the Monday 11 April 2022 -Thursday 14 April 2022. They have a fun and interactive program organised to cater for children from Pre-school to Year 6.

Happy Birthday

We wish a very happy birthday to Tahlia Itzkowic (5), Mia Fulford (5) and to our special educator Joanne Woods. We hope you all had a beautiful birthday celebration.