Yeshivat Frisch came together last week to commemorate Yom Hazikaron, with a moving tekes honoring and mourning our brothers and sisters who died defending the State of Israel or were murdered in acts of terror. The student-led program featured the personal stories, photos and letters of fallen soldiers, as well as a guest speaker, Dor Ben-David, who shared his experiences serving in an elite combat unit and later working closely with former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Then, mourning gave way to joy as Frisch celebrated 74 years of the State of Israel! Round robin skits, exhilarating dancing and Frisch’s annual FPA Yom Ha’atzmaut BBQ on the Great Lawn made for a fantastic celebration indeed! We will never take for granted how fortunate we are to live in an age with a sovereign Jewish state, nor the sacrifices that have made possible the existence and security of Medinat Israel.