Dear YULA Family,

We hope that you all continue to be healthy and safe during this challenging time.

As we finish our third week of YULA BaBayit and have transitioned to our new reality for the foreseeable future, we want to reiterate how proud we are of our YULA community. From our students to our faculty, from our administrators to our parents and lay leaders, our YULA family is shining in ways that are both truly remarkable and inspiring. The continued feedback we have been receiving from parents and students has been overwhelmingly positive and heartfelt.

In addition to our deep concern for all those in our community who are being affected by the serious public health crisis, we are also aware of the sudden and deep economic impact that this pandemic is having on our community. We are working hard to avail ourselves of resources from every possible venue, and are taking nothing for granted, including the very viability of our institutions. We have been working diligently to reduce operating costs where possible, and have rushed to understand and apply for government loans and grants, including those that will soon be available under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.

We are also grateful for the additional support from our devoted trustees, donors and so many of our families, helping to maintain continuity of operations so that we can rebound and succeed in the long term. This has all been done with the singular focus of preparing to be able to help our families in need.   We will continue updating you as we learn more over the coming weeks, in particular after Pesach.

During these challenging and emotional times, many families in our community are hurting. We all have friends and family who have been in the hospital, laid off or who have seen their businesses dry up. We recognize that the longer this  pandemic lasts, the more families will be negatively impacted financially. The leadership is committed to doing everything in our power to support our families. As we have always done, we will continue to work individually with each YULA family in need to provide support in these uncertain times.

We have always maintained that the strength of our school lies in our strong school-family partnership. While the disruption for our children and our community is significant, we must be fully committed to getting through this together. 

We want to wish everyone a safe and healthy Shabbat and a Chag Kasher V’Sameach!
Rabbi Joshua Spodek
Head of School
YULA Girls High School
Rabbi Arye Sufrin
Head of School
YULA Boys High School
Seth Berkowitz
President
YULA Girls High School
David Nagel
President
YULA Boys High School
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