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From Rabbi David

Today, Thursday is Yom Hashoah, a day of remembering the Holocaust. For me, it is also a day of remembering - something else.


Most of you know that I'm a dad of four amazing girls. Dalia is 23, Ayelet is 17, and Nomi is 11. My fourth daughter, Liat, would have been 21 this coming June 22. When she was 2 years old, Liat died of a brain tumor. That's what I remember on April 8th each year - today is the day she passed away.


Memory is a powerful thing. We can get stuck in the memories of our past and struggle to break free or we can use those memories to push us forward and be inspired. That's what Liat's memory does for me. Her crazy hair, scootching around on the floor (she had never learned to walk), and love of music all inspire me to be who I am today.


We work hard every day to create powerful and joyful memories for your children so they will be inspired to keep playing and learning every day. And they, indeed, create lasting and loving memories that we as teachers (and parents) will carry with us for years to come.

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