As part of Bais Yaakov's effort to bring educational awareness to our parents and faculty on the impact of technology, the school hosted another excellent evening of inspiration and learning on this topic. Rabbi Zev Steen, Director of TAG Baltimore (Technology Awareness Group), opened the evening with an explanation of the types of controls available to help parents and children protect themselves from the potential negative impact of phones and devices. He also shared that it allows children to be influenced by the exposed culture that we work to protect our children from, when we send our daughters to Bais Yaakov. He explained that TAG's philosophy is to work with everyone to find a solution that is right for their family.
Rabbi Eytan Feiner, Rav of the White Shul in Far Rockaway, NY, shared the importance of joining together before Shavuos as one nation to help each other grow in this area of safety in technology. He mesmerized the audience with his dynamic presentation. Rabbi Feiner explained that working together, we will receive much help from Hashem, just as He gave the Torah only after we became one nation as "one man with one heart" at Har Sinai. His words penetrated the hearts of each participant as they came from his heart to ours.