Today, March 8, 2019, we marked marked Rosh Chodesh Adar II 5779 in memory of Yuval Miara (יובל אליהו רפאל מיארה), z"l: Scheck Hillel Community School's former Director of Judaic Studies & Hebrew Language for our Juda and Maria Diener Lower School. He was the beloved husband of Meytal (Scheck Hillel Lower School teacher) and loving father of Rotem (Grade 11), Amit (Grade 9), Itai (Grade 2) and Noam (Kindergarten). Yuval enriched our community with his joy and passion for learning and teaching, and he inspired our children and families with a deep commitment to carrying on tradition, instilling values and fostering an enduring love for and connection to Israel.
Adar is known as the month of celebration and happiness. Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B’simchah - When Adar enters we increase our happiness: the perfect representation of our friend. As such, today's Day of Learning and all Rosh Chodesh activities here on campus were in his memory. Families were greeted with celebratory music and treats during carpool and students dedicated their classroom learning to Yuval, came to school with festive masks, crazy hats and crazy hair, shared Shabbat B'yachad, baked Hamantashen, united through tefilot, performed acts of kindness and celebrated a joyous time on campus.
May we all be inspired by Yuval's commitment to our children's Jewish education, b'simcha.