The Jewish world lost two Torah giants this past weekend, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l and Rav Dovid Feinstein zt”l. On Monday, Central commemorated their legacies with a program led by Mrs. Hadassah Frankel. Rabbi Zvi Lew spoke about Rav Feinstein’s humility and shared photos submitted by Rav Feinstein’s niece, Mrs. Russi Fried, and senior Rebecca Mermelstein spoke about her personal connection with him and his rebbetzin as a member of the Lower East Side community.

Ms. Bracha Rutner then spoke about Rabbi Lord Sacks, and the program concluded with T’hilim in memory of both rabbanim. Later on in the day, three students from Rabbi Joshua Strulowitz’s senior History of the Holocaust class, Shana Furman, Eliana Sicklick, and Rebecca Silvera, led the school in a mini-Zoom assembly to commemorate Kristallnacht, which happened on November 9-10, 1938. The students recounted the events and consequences of this terrible event, showing pictures and video along the way to help the rest of the Central community understand and internalize the impact of Kristallnacht on the Jewish people.