Lubavitch Elementary School of Miami, Florida students got a real-life educational experience in helping members of the community. This year Purim’s mitzvah of matanos l’evyonim and Pesach’s mitzvah of ma’os chitim were tied into one.
Each class was challenged to gather as many food items as they could to help stock the shelves of the local kosher food bank. Classes had one week to accomplish the task and the response was overwhelming.
By the end of the week-long campaign, well over 3,000 food items were collected and over 60 students were honored with delivering the items and stocking the shelves. Boys’ grades, 2a Rabbi Rabin, 5a Rabbi Steinberg, and 4b Rabbi Weiss were the winning classes, having brought in the greatest number of food items. As their reward they were treated to be the bearers of good wishes and accompanied the delivery.
Director of the JCS food bank, Mrs. Bonnie Schwartzbaum emailed and called Rabbi Yakov Garfinkel a number of times already to thank our students and families profusely, and she added “In all my years, this is the largest shipment of food we have ever received from a school.”
“The Lubavitch Educational Center is proud to have that title, and we hope it becomes the drive for continuous acts of chesed in the future,” said Rabbi Garfinkel.
As we have now celebrated the 112th year since the birth of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, our student body felt that there was no better way to pay tribute to this important day than by fulfilling the Rebbe’s clarion call of helping a fellow Jew. Both inside and outside the classroom, from pre-school to high school, that is the fundamental lesson students at the Lubavitch Educational center receive.
Lubavitch Educational Center boys department is led by principals Mrs. Shevi Sossonko and Mrs. Becky Garfinkel.
Lubavitch Elementary School is a part of Lubavitch Educational Center, which also includes Lubavitch Preschool and Beis Chana Middle and High School for Girls. The campus, which includes a seven-story facility, three-acre sports field and preschool playground and water park, is located at 17330 Northwest 7th Ave. FL 33169. Under the directorship of Rabbi Benzion Korf, the school serves children from pre-nursery through 12th grade. For further information, please call (305) 653-8770.