Dear YULA Family,

As we shared last week, our YULA Girls quarantine for all students will end this evening, Monday, March 23 at midnight. I am pleased to share that our student who tested positive for COVID-19 is feeling much better and is well under way to a full recovery.

We will continue davening and wishing a speedy refuah shleima to all those who are ill during this time.

As you know, our Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti recently shared a ‘Safer at Home’ Health Office Order which mandates that, “all residents of the City of Los Angeles must remain in their homes . All non-essential businesses are ordered to cease operations that require in-person attendance by workers at a workplace. This order exempts certain essential activities and businesses. ” 

This order is in effect until April 19. (please see the graphics below from the Mayor’s office and from the LA County Department of Public Health for more information)

As such, we ask that our entire YULA community follow this order and continue practicing social distancing even while at home.

As many of you saw this morning, LAUSD has announced school closures till May 1. We will be following LAUSD’s protocol and will remain closed till May 1, as well.

We have already begun planning our schedule for classes and our calendar of co-curricular programs including Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut and will update you accordingly in the coming weeks. (please click here to see a list of this week’s programs)

Thank you to those of you who have already signed up to learn Tanach or Mishna as part of our YULA community. There are still plenty of learning opportunities for you and your family - please click here to sign up for a Perek of Tanach or Mishna . We look forward to making a YULA Siyum/Seudat Hodaah once this pandemic is over, B’ezrat Hashem .

We certainly know how trying and challenging this time is for everyone and we, like you, cannot wait to resume our ‘normal’ lives and routines. Our YULA family is strong and I know that together we will all get through this and become an even stronger and more unified community. I encourage you to please stay in touc h with me and to continue participating in all our YULA learning opportunities and joining us for all our co-curricular programs.


Rabbi Joshua Spodek
Head of School
YULA Girls High School | 310-203-0755 |