In the coming weeks, our Mitzvah Mensches class will be learning about how, this year, Israel helped to rescue and welcome nine Holocaust survivors from Ukraine on the eve of Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Last year was one of the most challenging years in our history, where we juggled in-person and virtual offerings and determined our organizational strategic priorities in the face of enormous uncertainty during a global pandemic.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” asked Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., famously. At Gateways, we decided to answer this question by instituting our own “Day of Service” this year on MLK Day, instead of holding our usual office hours.
What a start to 2022 so far. My inbox has not been cheery; rather it’s been filled with dire emails about the current COVID surge, about the snowstorm, and numerous classroom and school closures because of either or both.