Less than 48 hours after they were forced to close, the faces of the students popped onto the screens and the sounds of learning Torah were once again being heard in the Cheder “classrooms”.
On Sunday, the Cheder administration met to discuss the safety of the students and staff amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic. They struggled in making a decision to do something that is unprecedented in 43 years of the Cheder’s history. With heavy hearts, we made the decision to (temporarily) close its doors.
But that was not to be!
On Monday morning, principals and teachers met to discuss how to continue learning through this difficult time. Less than 48 hours later, the sweet faces of the students popped onto the screens and the sounds of learning Torah were once again being heard in the Cheder “classrooms”.
“It is truly amazing what the Cheder and all the teachers put together in a few short days. As a mother with all my children learning online, I’m managing computers to fit everyone’s schedule, and trying to fit in meals” said parent Mrs. Chaya Leah Brown.
“The leadership, creativity, and dedication displayed by the teachers is awesome,” said interim principal Rabbi Mendel Feller. “They modified their teaching plans and mastered the new technology in record time”. “A special thank you also goes to parents who have stepped up and been cooperative and supportive in working with the staggered schedule and many other changes.
With all of the uncertainty into which we have been thrust, there is an “island of certainty” – our children will continue learning Torah. The world needs it now more than ever” said Rabbi Yossi Bendet.