6:40 PM- 7:20 PM: Mixers. Split girls into 2 groups, 1 group goes with Kelly, 1 group goes with Iris. Kelly's group will play avocado, and Iris' group will play Twister. Switch groups after 15 minutes.
"Throughout life we all have our hardships. And while it is important to appreciate what we have, it is also important to support those who are less fortunate then we are.
What is Stand Up: “Stand Up is a BBYO campaign to work with those in need to create social change around issues… It is the future of BBYO’s ISF and embodies both regional commitments to the local community and the International BBYO commitment to global causes.” CRW’s Stand Up Campaign is related to Cancer and helping raise money and help people suffering or surviving after Cancer Related Diseases.
As most of you know there was a 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. The last big earthquake in California was the north ridge earthquake in L.A. on Martin Luther king day 1994. That earthquake had 72 deaths. It is estimated that 100 thousand people have died in Haiti so far. It is the poorest country in the northern hemisphere. The remaining survivors NEED food and water to stay alive. We need to stand up and help them.
As this past week has gone by, and as we approach the new week in front of us, I want everyone to stand up for something that they believe in. Stand Up for someone who you support and whose hardships have inspired you. Stand up and remember this person. Perhaps he or she was lucky enough to survive an illness, or perhaps this person had hardships that opened up new windows for you. Regardless, we are going to go around in a circle and when it is your turn, stand up and state who you stand up for as well as why that person is significant and means so much to you. If you chose you don’t have to speak. Afterward we will have a moment of silent reflection."
Everyone goes around in a circle. Wait for a few seconds afterwards and then go into the rest of Havdallah.
7:55 PM- 8:45 PM: “A colorful meal is a healthy meal!” [Creativity/MBA] - Buy tomatoes (red), bell peppers (red, orange, and yellow), cucumbers (green), lettuce (green, purple); plates, and utensils. To be healthy, you need to eat a balanced diet. An easy way to do that is by having a colorful salad. A lot of yellow/white/brown foods are in the same food group (carbohydrates). While it is necessary to eat carbs, you need vegetables and greens as well. As a chapter, mix colorful ingredients to make a tasty, colorful, healthy salad.
8:45 PM- 9:10 PM: Racism/equality four corners activity [Social Action] - Say the controversial statement: All people are racist.
Definition of racism: discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race.
Have everyone write on a piece of paper whether they strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the statement and why. No consulting with their neighbors on this one - just their opinion. 3. Once they have done this, have them go to corners of the room based on their responses (in other words, all the ‘strongly agrees’ to one corner, the ‘agrees’ to another, etc.). 4. Give them some time to talk with others of the same feeling, to choose a spokesperson and to devise a case to present to their classmates in the interests of winning people over to their corner. In their conversation, they usually end up rereading the text for evidence, using a dictionary to look up words, and making a list of reasons why they are right. 5. Once they are ready, each spokesperson presents the group's case to the class while they listen quietly. 6. Then give them time at the end to ask questions or challenge other groups. 7. Finally, close by asking them to think about what they have heard and then move to a new corner if they were swayed by another group's presentation.
Possible Discussion Questions:
What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘racism’? How much racism is there in your country? Have you ever been the victim of racism? What do you do when you see racism against others? Have you ever done anything to help stamp out racism? In which country do you think racism is worst? Why are people racist? Who is the biggest racist you know? Is racism getting worse or disappearing in your country? What kind of world would it be if there was no racism? Do you ever have racist thoughts? Do you think racism will ever disappear from this world? How do you explain racism to a child? What races do people in your country discriminate against? What punishments should there be for those guilty of racism? What’s the best way to stamp out racism? What’s the worst example of racism you’ve witnessed or experienced?
9:10 PM- 9:40 PM: Make a colorful quilt for a children’s hospital [Community Service] - Supplies needed: colorful cloth squares, scissors, pins. We will cut fabric into 6”x 6” squares (A) or 6”x 12” (B) rectangles or 6”x 18” rectangles (C) and pin them together in a design. Shany will sew the quilts together and get it to a children’s hospital. Each quilt will be 30”x 36”.
9:40 PM- 10:05 PM: Mini Tu B’Shvat Seder [Jewish Heritage] - Supplies needed: plastic cups, grape juice (red wine), water (white wine)
Over the course of the Seder, we drink 4 glasses of wine, eat five fruits from three different categories, giving us fifteen fruits (representing the fifteenth of Shvat). The three types of fruits correspond to three types of characters. We eat each type of fruit with the corresponding wine glass number. (1) Some people are like fruits that are edible inside and inedible on the outside; they are difficult to get to know, but you are rewarded when you peel away the top layer. (2) Other people are like fruits that are edible on the outside, but have an inedible pit; you meet them quickly, but you will never know them completely. (3) Then there are those fruits that are edible inside and out, like the people with whom you form quick and lasting friendships. We do not discard fruits because of an inedible peel or pit; likewise, all kinds of people are worth knowing.
The first cup of wine is composed entirely of white wine, symbolizing the barrenness of the winter. Raise the cup in your right hand and recite together the blessing over the wine. Baruch Ata Adoni Elohaynu Melech HaOlam Borei Pre HaGafen. Baruch Ata Adoni Elohaynu Melech HaOlam Shechechiyanu Vekeeyamanu Vehegeyanu Lazman HaZeh.
The second cup of wine is 2/3 white and 1/3 red wine, symbolizing the approach of spring. The red signifies the emergence of color. Raise the cup in your right hand and recite together the blessing over the wine. Baruch Ata Adoni Elohaynu Melech HaOlam Borei Pre HaGafen.
The third cup of wine is 1/3 white and 2/3 red, symbolizing the progression of spring. The ground has warmed to allow the seeds to take root and the plants have started to grow. Raise the cup in your right hand and recite together the blessing over the wine. Baruch Ata Adoni Elohaynu Melech HaOlam Borei Pre HaGafen.
The fourth cup of wine is all red, symbolizing the arrival of summer. The trees are in full bloom and filled with fruit. Raise the cup in your right hand and recite together the blessing over the wine. Baruch Ata Adoni Elohaynu Melech HaOlam Borei Pre HaGafen.
Red and white represent the seasons of the year. What else could it symbolize? What does it symbolize for you? What does red represent in Jewish holidays? Scarlet (Tola'at) and Crimson (Shani) have been used to symbolize blood, and has come to symbolize because of this life itself. More commonly, red is used to represent sin as well as joy and happiness. In contrast to the red of sin, purple is used as the color of the purification from sin.
10:05 PM- 10:20 PM: Song session [Sisterhood]
Color-related songs (but we can sing other songs too) True Colors - Cyndi Lauper Colors of the Wind - Pocahontas Somewhere Over the Rainbow - The Wizard of Oz Rainbow Veins - Owl City
10:20 PM- 10:30 PM: Spirit prep for Sisterhood Convention 2010.