The excitement in the air was palpable. Operation Ezra was revving up for another year. The Chesed Committee of Ezra Academy, run this year under senior chair Shirel Davoudi, was organizing to build sukkos for people all around the Queens community. Originally divided into several groups with different faculty members volunteering their time, as well, the Operation Ezra crowd of students geared up to go.

When the groups arrived in each home, they got to work immediately. The mission was so successful that Shirel was able to fit in an additional home in the last minute. Boys ran from home to home to help as many families as possible. The members of the Chesed Committee were building until after dark, singing and dancing as they completed their work in each location.

Ezra Academy is excited for a whole host of new projects this year to be facilitated through Operation Ezra, under the direction of Shirel Davoudi, with the help of excited and committed students and with the oversight of Ezra’s dedicated staff. Special thank you to Rabbi Pinchas Fink and to Mr. Chaim Moskowitz who worked with the sukkah building troop on Thursday night, September 29.

Operation Ezra sends best wishes that the sukkos built that night, as well as all the sukkos of klal Yisrael, are filled with simchah and song the entire holiday.