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Corey the Dribbler Puts on an Exciting Show for Silverstein Hebrew Academy Students

Students from the Silverstein Hebrew Academy in Great Neck recently received a special visit and a captivating show from the former Harlem Globetrotter and youth motivational speaker, Corey the Dribbler. Corey is a four-time Guinness world record holder who travels throughout the US, inspiring students with the character message READ, which stands for Respect, Education, Attitude/Activity, and Don’t Bully or Do Drugs. These are the four principles Corey encourages students to abide by through an interactive and powerful basketball show.

Sandwiched between Chanukah vacation and the Siyum HaShas, Rabbi Paysach Krohn spoke to the boys to kick off the brand new AHA! Program (Al HaMichyah Awareness). The goal of the program is to have the boys become more aware of the need to thank Hashem all the time, including after every meal and snack.

Over Chanukah, students at IVDU Long Island were privileged to join in exciting inclusion activities with two local mainstream schools, Bnos Bais Yaakov and Yeshiva Darchei Torah. The IVDU girls joined Mrs. Gul’s third grade class for a fun and interactive game of Bingo, where the girls enjoyed playing the game and receiving prizes along with their peers. They then created beautiful edible “menorahs” to finish off an exciting trip!

In September of 2008, as Ezra Academy began another school year, the students and staff were excited for all the great things that would come to fruition. Among the newly enrolled students was a seventh grader by the name of Yitzchak Aminov. Coming from public school, Yitzchak was placed in the Mechinah track, where he was taught the Alef-Beis for the very first time. Like all middle school/high school students, Yitzchak dealt with his ups and downs in and out of the classroom.