Each year, the day before Thanksgiving is devoted to Grandparents Day at Strelitz International Academy. Important in the lives of SIA’s students, many grandparents support the school throughout the year by giving to the Annual Donor Fund, Annual Golf Tournament, and Fall Festival, or by attending events such as Family Shabbat celebrations and Evening of the Arts. Their involvement and support make a big difference in the lives of their grandchildren and in the success of the school.
This year, Grandparents Day included a special program with a student performance of This is The Hope, written by Jewish singer Rick Recht. Students sang with spirit and ruach while waving Israeli Flags to honor Israel. The program was followed by engaging activities in the classrooms and the Jaffe Gymnasium that grandparents and students could participate in together. The joyous revelry forged unforgettable memories for all.
For the second consecutive year, SIA was honored by the generous sponsorship of Beth Sholom Village, a testament to the school’s unwavering commitment to the community and intergenerational bonds. Jason Hoffman, representing BSV’s board of trustees, says he was in awe of the turnout of 250 grandparents and special guests, filling the Fleder Multi-Purpose Room to the brim.
Grandparents Day Sponsors included Beth Sholom Village, Sharon and Michael Grossman, and Sharon and Michael Wasserberg.
As the torch of knowledge and love passes from one generation to the next, Strelitz International Academy cherishes the magic of l’dor v’dor, from generation to generation.
For more information on Strelitz International Academy, contact Carin Simon, director of advancement at email@example.com or www.strelitzacademy.org.