Yeshiva Principal Makes 85 Personal Graduations for Kids in Covid Lockdown

Yeshiva Principal Makes 85 Personal Graduations for Kids in Covid Lockdown

This story blew me away, it’s been so incredible to see the mind-blowing dedication of educators, like this head of school, through the corona crisis.
From The Algemeiner:
COVID-19 has sidelined graduation ceremonies around the country, but not so for Yeshivat Noam, a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school in Paramus, New Jersey.
Rabbi Chaim Hagler, head of the school, told graduating eighth-graders, “since you couldn’t come to Yeshivat Noam, we’re going to bring our floating graduation to you!”
He was speaking from aboard a parade float decked out in the school colors of white, blue, and orange and the school insignia. The parade float moved from neighborhood to neighborhood over Sunday and Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. They held 85 ceremonies in front of the houses of their graduates. Rabbi Hagler told the Algemeiner, “We did it once in 85 different ways.” He said what helped made each unique were the families and friends at every stop. “This created the energy and made each special and unique.”

3 comments

  1. Truly moving. What dedication!
    And funny….!

  2. Wow love this!

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