Growing up surrounded by friends and family gave me a strong sense of self, and deep connection to my Jewish heritage.
I came to the US as a college student, never imagining I would be raising my own children away from the world that was known to me. Beth David, has offered us an opportunity to give our children a life that feels warm and much closer to the one we had growing up – a small school environment that feels much like a family.
I remember my son Ben was only two years old, I was with him at the school’s playground (which kids NEVER want to leave) and found him walking hand in hand with Erin, a then second grade student, who he called my friend!
My heart melted.
I was home.
I had come to find a place where my children feel safe and nurtured, a place where they will come back year after year, even after graduation and feel a strong connection.
From Ducles greeting us good morning at the gate, Rabbi Julie warming our hearts with her smile and angelic voice, the incredible teachers and directors who take our kids’ learning to heart, to the families who make up our community, we are forever in love.
– Gabriela Mekler