This afternoon we stand on the threshold between Memorial Day and Israeli Independence Day. For me, these are some of the holiest and most powerful hours of the year.
A few hours ago, the memorial siren wailed and Israel came to a haunting standstill as we mourned our fallen soldiers. My broken heart is with all of Israel's bereaved families. At Keren Or, we marked the day with specially-adapted ceremonies in each class, as we sent hugs and support to our devoted staff members who have lost close family members in the line of duty or in terrorist attacks.
Tonight, we will "choose life." We will return our flags to full mast, and celebrate the incredible accomplishments of our miraculous, extraordinary, stubborn little country. I'm in awe of all that Israel has accomplished in its 73 years! At Keren Or, we feel so blessed to partner with the government of Israel to provide services for children with multiple disabilities and their families.
This has been a very special month at Keren Or as we marked some of the most significant days on the Jewish calendar! In this issue of Keren Or HighLIGHTS, you'll learn how our students prepared for Passover, enjoyed spring field trips and commemorated Israel's national days. Our students are an important part of our society, and we're grateful to you for helping us connect them to the world around them.
I can't wait to see what the next 73 years brings! Thank you for your ongoing support.
With love, gratitude and respect,