"When I pick my children up they do not want to leave. My heart flips every time they come into the car and tell me a new story about a holiday they learned about, or when they sing me a new song. It's extremely fulfilling when your children proudly share their knowledge about their religion and what it means to be Jewish. My children love their teachers, their mentors, and the place of worship. How much better can this be???"

-Leya Morales and Family

 

"What you have created here is more than just a Sunday school. It is planting the seed in the hearts of these children, so they too know the essence and salt of being Jewish. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for having built this community where our children can thrive and enjoy being Jewish and be excited to come to Shul!"

-Regli Family

 

"Thank you for your wonderful dedication and commitment in providing our son, Sidney, a priceless Jewish education. He has learned the values of being Jewish and the traditions as well. We periodically hear him singing the Hebrew alphabet out loud in our home with a big smile on his face!"

-Allen Family

 

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving my beautiful son this opportunity!"

-Tepper Family

 

As a reform Jew that grew up on Long Island, primarily attending temple solely to celebrate the Jewish Holidays, special events, and Bat Mitzvahs and weddings, I promised myself that my children would know more. So, why would someone like me (a reform Jew in an interfaith marriage), send my child, Farah, to an Orthodox Hebrew School?  Well, I was determined to ensure Farah got the Jewish education I never received.  I wanted to ensure she learned the values and ethics of the Jewish community she might not otherwise learn; And ensure she felt confident understanding her Jewish heritage, Jewish Holidays, and the Torah and its teachings.  In college, I never visited the Hillel, because I feared my lack of Jewish knowledge would be revealed. Farah will never know this fear! 

Through the Bear Family Hebrew School, Farah has a solid foundation and understanding of the Jewish faith and basic Hebrew.  She became a Bat Mitzvah this year and has made us so proud.  I am confident that in the upcoming years, Farah will continue to see Las Olas Chabad Jewish Center and Bear Family Hebrew School as a place she can continue to grow and learn about her faith and receive counseling should she ever need it.  Thank you to the Bear Family and Chabad Las Olas Jewish Center for welcoming our family into your organization. We are very thankful and grateful for your ongoing support and love.

-- The O’Halloran Family