Jewish Values on Teamwork – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Talya Grego Two weeks ago my English teacher told the whole class to make a play for the whole school to see. My teacher said, “We are gong to be divided into groups.” She picked me, Emily, Suzy and Alison. My teacher said, “One person is in charge.” So, I said, “Ok guys, I am in charge. I am getting the main part of the play.” Emily, Alison and Suzy said, “Why are you in charge? Why not one of us?” I said, “Because I am in charge of what we should do.” We were all practicing our play. In one part of the play I had to juggle 3 or more balls. But I didn’t know how. However, Emily knew how to do. Emily said, “Do you know how to juggle?” I said, “No, but I’ll practice.” I got very frustrated. Emily said to me, “Can I just do that part?” I said, “No, this is the main part and I will be the star in it.” I kept practicing and practicing and I didn’t get it. So, I said to myself, “You know what; I will give this part to Emily. I am horrible in juggling.”

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine