6th Grade Great Fruit Debate


What better way to celebrate Tu B’Shvat than with the annual 6th grade “Great Fruit Debate?!” 6th graders learned about the traditional species of fruit grown in Israel, mentioned in the Torah, and then worked in teams to select and promote a new “8th fruit” which they felt should be part of the Tu B’Shvat holiday. This fruit, symbolizing modern American Judaism, was presented to staff judges through a team speech, art project and song/cheer. This year’s teams represented the coconut, the pineapple, and the lemon, and showed through their researched speeches, their creative posters and their spirited songs and dances why their fruit should be chosen. All teams did a fabulous job, and showed fantastic team spirit! Congratulations to Team Coconut for winning the most points from the judges!