First Yartzeit Inspires Initiative to Empower Children

A year after Dina Leah Rosenzweig’s life was tragically cut short by a car accident, an initiative is being launched in her memory to give children at Cheder Chabad Girls of Long Island the tools needed to succeed in school and in life.

Dina Leah Rosenzweig was a spunky girl with a naturally sweet disposition. As she entered her teenage years, she struggled academically and socially. One year ago, Dina Leah’s life was cut short by a tragic car accident. In her memory, the L.I.F.E project is being launched to give children the tools needed to succeed in school and in life.  

The L.I.F.E. project’s mission is to ensure through special programming that every student at Cheder Chabad Girls of Long Island is able to read, learn and grow socially and emotionally to her highest potential. Dina Leah a”h continues to have L.I.F.E. through this cutting edge program of empowerment.

L.I.F.E stands for the four main goals of this project: Literacy, Inclusion, Friendship, and Emotional Health.

Literacy: Every Child Reads
L.I.F.E. will provide teacher training on inclusive methods of teaching reading in the youngest grades, a reading specialist to work one on one with children who need the extra time to learn, and individualized attention to students who have reading difficulties/dyslexia.

L.I.F.E. will develop a curriculum on the best ways to teach reading, and purchase and implement the most innovative reading programs. It will conduct evaluations throughout the year so see if/where a student is struggling and work with district therapists to advocate the best IEP for a child classified with a disability.

Inclusion: Every Child Matters
L.I.F.E. will work towards fostering understanding and interpersonal relationships among students, presenting teacher workshops on how to breed resilience in students as well as social skills programming.

Friendship: Every Child Appreciated
L.I.F.E. will encourage healthy friendships and interactions between students through Ahavas Yisroel programming, Middos programming and more.

Emotional Health: Every Child Thrives
L.I.F.E. will provide a social worker and teacher development as well as teacher and parent training/classes to give tools to parents to identify a struggling child.

In honor of Dina Leah a”h Rosenzweig’s first yartzeit, on Gimel Elul, please support the Dina Leah L.I.F.E Initiative, a project of Cheder Chabad Girls of Long Island, at DinaLeahsLife.com and help us raise $75,000.  

Watch the dedication video here.

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