Before he was killed in the terror shooting at Yeshivat Merkaz Harav in Jerusalem in March this year, 16-year-old Avraham David Moriah was known for his extraordinary commitment to Torah study and worship. He prayed with such devotion that another Torah scholar would travel to the yeshiva to pray alongside him. Rabbi Yerachmiel Weiss, head of the Yeshiva High School of Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav, shared this memory with over 300 Yeshiva University undergraduates at an event sponsored by the Israel Club.
As many Jewish day-school principals and administrators retire over the next decade, the profession will look to the next generation of Jewish educators to take their place. Most day-school teachers have never received formal training in school administration, and often find themselves struggling to balance teaching with new administrative responsibilities.