On Sunday, June 8th, over 20 MTA students and alumni, joined by General Studies Principal Dr. Seth Taylor, Dean of Students Mr. Adam Dobrick, Chemistry instructor Mr. Chayim Goldberg and Marketing/Recruitment Advisor Shuey Jacoby (who served on the race’s board) participated in the Race to Save Lives, raising over $1,000 for the annual event, which is coordinated by MTA alumni Alex Goldberg (’10), son of YUHS Board of Directors Chair Mrs. Miriam Goldberg and board member Mr. Alan Goldberg, and Aharon Watson (’10). The race, which raises money to support United Hatzalah of Israel, was founded by the two alums, who credit the lessons they learned at MTA as a guiding force, while they were both studying in Israel for their year post-high school – Goldberg at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh and Watson at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh. The race initially took place at Gan Sacher in Jerusalem, but was moved last year to Roosevelt Island in NYC when the two came back to study at Yeshiva University. This is the second year that MTA has sent a contingent of runners, who ran under the mantra of “Lions Run as One,” supporting both a great cause and their fellow community members; once again, MTA had the largest contingent at the race.

Congratulations to Alex Golderg who was named one of the Jewish Week’s 36 under 36 for his leadership in regards to this great initiative.


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