Day schools show unity

Hinay ma tov u’manayim Shevet akh-im gam ya-khad “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Psalms 133:1)

How beautiful a sight to see the three Jewish Day Schools coming together to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut.

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Kudos to the organizers of this event, Torah Mitzion Kollel, Vardit and Uria Teperberg and the Sherut Leumi girls Shany Batit and Eliana Smith for having the foresight and vision to put together such an inspirational event.

The Headmasters of SMDS-RJA, Schechter and Epstein should be commended for treading new ground and participating “Yachad” in this event. The Jewish Light quoted Uria Teperberg, “This is our ending, this is a great way to finish.”

We hope and pray that as the Teperbergs return to Israel, they have initiated and started a process of new collaboration among the day school community.

Harvey Iken

Parent of a Solomon Schechter Day School student


I am writing on behalf of Torah MiTzion Kollel to express my sincere appreciation to the more than 400 students of Saul Mirowitz-Reform Jewish Academy, Solomon Schechter Day School and Epstein Hebrew Academy for making the Yachad-60 Unified Celebration of Israel Independence Day such a great success.

This first-time joint program of these three schools inspired all who observed the children singing together Hinei Ma Tov – “How pleasant it is to be together as brothers.” Shany and Eliana, the two Sherut Leumi girls who have spent this year helping these schools connect to Israel, were overwhelmed by the deafening applause they received when they got up before all their students.

They take that feeling back home to Israel this summer and invite all the students to visit them there. Torah MiTzion also thanks school headmasters Dickstein, Selis and Kay for entrusting their precious students in our hands for this special joint program.

We look forward to next Yom Ha’atzmaut.

Mickey Ariel, President

Torah MiTzion Kollel