By prioritizing authentic and immersive Jewish education for our young people, we will ensure that the torch of Jewish pride and resilience is passed down for generations to come.
The horrific massacres of October 7 shocked the world and opened up the Jewish people’s eyes to a disturbing new reality. As author David Hazony recently opined in “The War Against the Jews” in SAPIR journal: a global antisemitic movement has suddenly appeared. “The war is not only against Israel,” he said, “it is against global Jewry.”American Jewry is witnessing an ongoing spiritual awakening. People who have not participated in Jewish life or stepped foot into a synagogue in decades have suddenly shown up. Jewish involvement, engagement, and philanthropic giving have all surged following last month’s attack. The Jewish spark has been ignited.
We must protect young Jews, but we must also nourish their souls
By promoting specifically Jewish education, we instill in our young people a deep love for being Jewish, one that can withstand the winds of hatred that will attempt to extinguish us.
That love is created not only because they’re living in the holy city of Jerusalem – savoring the sights, sounds, and tastes of our homeland. It is created via immersion in our Jewish practice and sacred texts, through a familiarity with the concepts and characters found in the Tanach, the Talmud, and other Jewish texts.