Masada College students have been working hard to lift the spirits of those in the community who are struggling, as a result of COVID-19. They have been preparing cards and posters for the residents of Montefiore Home in Hunters Hill. It has been a challenging time for the residents, who endured 14 days of isolation over Rosh Hashanah, due to a COVID-19 case.
The Masada Cottage ELC children have been discussing kindness, compassion and ways to perform mitzvot. After their teachers explained how many elderly people at the Montefiore homes are unable to have their family visit them due to COVID, the children agreed that colourful posters would help put a smile on their faces. They felt enormous pride, knowing the posters will be displayed in the Montefiore dining room.
The Masada College Junior School students were also keen to show how much they care and make a difference in their community. They made personalised Rosh Hashanah cards for each Montefiore resident. Head of Junior School, Danielle Blumberg said “The students wrote heart-warming messages to the residents, knowing that they would be alone for Rosh Hashanah. The act embodies the Masada value of inclusion and the Jewish value of Chessed.” The students also made thank you cards for the front-line workers and the children in the COVID ward at Westmead Hospital. This week they are creating cards to send messages to cheer up the staff members in the Northern Beaches Hospital IUC ward.
“I am very proud of the way all our students have shown such resilience during this lockdown,” said Mrs Blumberg. “The care our students have demonstrated and their understanding of the impact the pandemic is having on particularly vulnerable groups, has shown a maturity beyond their years,” she added.