The program was accompanied with a candle lighting ceremony and a powerful video in memory of the many brave soldiers who protected and defended the land of Israel and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
We thank Mr. Wiseman and some of his 5th grade students for leading us in the various Tefillot on this day,
Our guest speaker for the assembly was Sergeant Akiva Pudell. Sergeant Pudell, originally from Teaneck, spoke to the students about his decision to join the IDF and ultimately make Aliyah. He shared numerous heartfelt stories of the day and life of an Israeli soldier. We are fortunate to have such brave heroes who defend the land of Israel and we are grateful for his time as he inspired us by his love and devotion to Israel and our people.