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Students share what
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Nancy Cohen's second-grade class at Hillel: First row: Ethan Grey, Maya Aisner,
Mia Mechnikov, Jacob Mills, Sophia Tsentsiper, Mia Jacobson; Second row: Harlan
Goldman, Merrick Michaelson, Luke Zeff, Dylan Israel, Jacob Goodman, Evan
Weitzman, Catherine Bean; Standing: Nancy Cohen, Talya Berger, Alexa Hernandez,
Alli Feldman and Harper Sollish.
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"I'm thankful for my great-great-great-
great-grandfathers because [without
them] I wouldn't be alive ... I'm thank-
ful that I have a nice house to live in. If I
didn't, I would have to live on the street:'
— Joey Winer, Akiva
"I am thankful for many things in my
life. I am thankful for water. I am thankful
for food. I am thankful for life on Earth. I
am thankful for friends. And last but not
least, I am thankful for a loving family:'
— Dylan Israel, Hillel
"I am thankful that the New York hur-
ricane did not go down my Aunt Sarah,
Uncle Mike and cousin Cobi's street:'
— Talya Berger, Hillel
"I'm thankful for sports cars, for par-
ents, for monster trucks, for boxing, for
family, for freedom, for democracy:'
— Josh Steinberg, Akiva
"I am thankful for food because if we
didn't have food, we would all be starv-
ing. I am thankful for family because if
you didn't have family, you wouldn't know
anybody and you would be homeless. I am
thankful for freedom because if we didn't
have freedom we couldn't have the right
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to vote or decide anything:'
— Ezra Grossman, Akiva
"I am thankful for going on vacation. I
am thankful for being a boy and for going
to Hillel and being able to play sports. I
am thankful for my family. I am thankful
for food and water and for my house:'
— Merrick Michaelson, Hillel
"I am thankful for my iPhone. It means
a lot to me. I love my family, especially
my parents. They get me everything. I am
also thankful for having enough money
for my gymnastics classes:'
— Jordana Jacobs, Akiva
"I am thankful for my family that I love
so much, the food and water that I eat and
drink, the health and happiness my fam-
ily shares, my home and electricity that I
use every day, my friends that I play with,
to be able to go to school, all my toys that
I love so much, my bed and room that I
sleep in:' — Harper Sollish, Hillel
"I am thankful for friends and family
helping me with my troubles. They can be
young and old, like my grandma. She is
old (sorry, Bubbie) or my friend Zelda (we
call her Zeldy). She is cute and little. And
any time I make a mistake they forgive me
Lynne Farber's third-grade class at Akiva: First row: Dalya Zwas, Kiki Hyman, Yaffa
Klausner, Daniella Weil, Elana Stebbins, Caleb Kleinfeldt; Second row: Elisha Grand,
Jordana Jacobs, Elana Hochbaum, Yona Kelman, Aron Adler, Joshua Steinberg,
Dalya Apap, Leah Philips; Back row: Meira Goldman, Olivia Adelaide, Joey Winer,
Joey Goldman and Johnny Kornblum.
... Friends can be young or old, but you
love them anyway."
— Elana Hochbaum, Akiva
"I am thankful for ... being a boy, for
liking sports, for Hillel, for a brother, for
food, for my house, for my family, for
myself:' — Luke Zeff, Hillel
"I am thankful for my family because if
I didn't have parents, I wouldn't exist. I am
thankful for my friends so I have someone
to play with:' — Yona Kelman, Akiva
"I am thankful for my family and my
house and my books. I am thankful for a
backyard and a bat and ball and all of my
toys and a bed and stuffed animals. I am
thankful for clothes, too:'
— Jacob Mills, Hillel
"I am thankful for freedom because you
can choose which religion you do. I am
thankful for family because if I didn't have
any family, I would be lonely. I am thank-
ful for shelter because I would get cold in
the winter." — Leah Phillips, Akiva
I am thankful for my mommy and
daddy. I am thankful for the food that I
have. I am thankful for my school:'
— Sophia, Hillel
"I'm thankful for the teachers to teach
me and thankful for money so I could buy
everything I need:'
— Yishai Hyman, Akiva
"I am thankful for many things in my
life like ... my Legos I play with every
day, the food I eat, the TV I watch and so
much more:' — Evan, Hillel
"I'm thankful for my wonderful life. I'm
also thankful for my family because with-
out them I would be nothing:'
— Dalya Apap, Akiva
"I am thankful for winning my hockey
game in Traverse City. I am thankful for
my dog. I am thankful for my family:'
— Catherine, Hillel
"I am thankful for freedom. I like to be
free so I am not in danger:'
— Joey Goldman, Akiva
"I am thankful for karate, for my pet
toad and for my X-Box:' — Jacob G., Hillel
"I am thankful for my sister surviving
appendicitis. I am thankful for my par-
ents, family and life:'
— Olivia Adelson, Akiva