Last week, Frisch wished congratulations and bid farewell to the amazing class of 5776/2016 in a meaningful graduation ceremony and celebration.
Gabriel Dardik delivered a beautiful valedictory address weaving in themes of Shavuot. “Even though Shavuot seems to be the crowning moment after seven weeks of the Omer, the daily counting of the days in anticipation of Shavuot is in some ways more important than Shavuot itself,”explained Gabriel, who went on to illustrate that it is important to find God in the “murmuring quiet of our daily lives.” So too, he said, is it the case at Frisch, which holds a lot of exciting events but, much more importantly, seeks to instill in its students the value of making Torah a part of their everyday lives,
Zachary Abraham gave a moving salutatory address, highlighting the numerous opportunities for chesed that exist at Frisch and how “Frisch engraved in us the importance of giving back.” Leeron Carmi and Harry Ottensoser represented their grade to give words of Torah and blessing upon their completion of learning Seder Nezikin.
We were also honored to welcome Dr. Daniel Rynhold, Associate Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University, to deliver the parents’ address, and Mr. Stephen Flatow to distribute two student awards: the Sara R. Duker Tikkun Olam Award to Jonathan Seidel and the Alisa M. Flatow Shem Tov Memorial Award to Tali Ramras.
Our newest alumni are smart, talented, empathetic, and passionate about their religious growth and positively impacting the world. We are deeply proud of the extraordinary young men and women they have become, and we are excited to see the all they will undoubtedly accomplish in the months and years ahead. Please click here to see more photos from the beautiful occasion.