Israeli Consul General Visits Emek Dec 2016
It was an honor at Emek Hebrew Academy Teichman Family Torah Center to welcome Mr. Sam Grundwerg, the Israeli Consul General of Los Angeles. His visit was greatly enriched by the presence of Mr. Sol Teichman, Emek’s patriarch, and his sons, Dubby and Alan Teichman. Emek’s Pre-1st and 1st grade students lined the entryway and the 1st floor halls waving Israeli flags and singing “Heveinu Shalom Alecheim”. Our guests of honor were then taken to the 3rd floor auditorium where they addressed Emek’s 5th through 8th grade students. Rabbi Shifman, Emek’s Head of School, was excited to greet our guests and he was proud to remark publicly that he was Mr. Grundwerg’s 12th grade Rebbe at RASG Hebrew Academy of Miami Beach. Mr. Grundwerg spoke eloquently about the decisions he made throughout his life, including joining the Israeli army, making aliyah, and joining the World Jewish Congress, which led to his being chosen by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel’s representative in Los Angeles. He also gave a Dvar Torah about the miracles of Chanukah and what our students can do to help the State of Israel and Jews everywhere. It was an extraordinary privilege to host Mr. Grundwerg and the Teichman family.