I have been offered a position as the Head of School of a Community Jewish Day School in Seattle WA. Moving to Seattle will allow me and my husband Michael to provide a Jewish education for our son, Matan, during his high school years. Please know that it has been an absolute honor to have spent six years as Head of School at Boulder Jewish Day School (BJDS) .There were plenty of challenges along the way, but the joys absolutely outweigh them.
Boulder Jewish Day School’s mission is to preserve the legacy of Jewish education in our community. We do so by empowering our students with literacy and proficiency in Hebrew, as well as a connection to Jews world wide, with a recognizance of our special bond with the State of Israel. We enable children to develop a Jewish identity day by day, stage by stage, just as they learn how to divide numbers or draw increasingly dazzling pictures. Learning Hebrew, reading the Torah, partaking of Kabbalat Shabbat – our students embrace their cultural heritage in uncomplicated ways. They are at ease with their place in history, ready to pass on the torch when the day to do so arrives.
Contemporary research shows that Day School graduates develop greater leadership qualities and form long lasting peer groups. Both qualities are essential to fulfill the ultimate goal of strengthening the next generation. Your gifts over the years have allowed us to provide the full educational benefits for our students, and allowed more families to send their children to Boulder Jewish Day School. In addition to meeting the educational needs of our families, your contributions attract new families and afford us the ability to help address some of their financial concerns.
Before finishing my duties at BJDS and leaving the Boulder Jewish community, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you personally for your generous support of me, and more importantly, of our school. Your continued support of the Boulder Jewish Day School will allow the students, teachers and the school’s new leadership to fulfill its important mission of preserving the legacy of Jewish education in the Boulder community.
Shoshi Krongold Bilavsky