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As Lamplighters Yeshivah Closes its Doors, Founder Bids Farewell

Yocheved Sidof, who founded and led Lamplighters Yeshivah for 10 years until it closed its doors this week, reflects on the impact the school has had on students, educators, and the Chabad educational landscape during that time. Full Story

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I wish that new small /big schools
July 2, 2020 1:13 pm

I wish that all small/big new schools can pass accreditation and recognition from the DOE and get funds and grants from the city and state.
We taking kids out of public system, means city saves money from building new facilities etc etc someone need to speak up and stand for our children future education is not solo on our expenses it must get funds from the same source as public schools. We produce new generation of success too.
With u good luck

Thank you Mrs. Sidof
July 2, 2020 1:33 pm

Thank you Mrs. Sidof, for you decade of commitment and true Misras nefesh, for our community and children. Reflecting on the legacy of Lamplighters I would add that in addition to the above, Lamplighters wasn’t just a school it was a community. Parents, educators and children all came together as true partners, with a shared interest – the education and growth of the students. This harmonious relationship taught us the power of the school and home partnership. (Lamplighters raised a HUGE 4.5 million, because of this shared energy). Mrs. Sidof, for all the sweat and tears you gave, for our… Read more »

Lamplighters lives on!
July 2, 2020 6:05 pm

Thank you, Hashem, for giving Crown Heights the honor of being a world destination for cutting edge “al pi darko” education, even if only for a few short-long years. And thank you, Lamplighters, for representing to the world the true possibilities buried within the wisdom of chasidus as synthesized with the wisdoms of the world. You’ve made us all proud — and more awake! There will surely be more revolutionaries to come, who will draw both wisdom from your successes and courage from your failures. For the fear of failure is the greatest obstacle to the kind of change needed… Read more »

So sad that the special school is closing
July 2, 2020 6:32 pm

I wish something could be done; so sad for our community that we could not support this awesome school.

Moshiach Now
July 2, 2020 6:33 pm

Dear Mrs. Sidof,

You empowered so many people, young and small with your courage and strength. You attracted incredible educators and beautiful students. May your gifted strength and talent continue to be used for the positive.

Your letter made me cry with emotion although I did not work in your school nor did my own kids go to your school.

You were the shlucha to open the eyes of our community and you have created waves of positive changes. Crown Heights will forever be changed because of your commitment, courage, and vision.

Thank you!
a CH community member ; inspired.

In tears
July 3, 2020 7:40 am

I live in Williamsburg, since I heard about Lamplighters, it was the school I was going to open here in my community. I’m so shattered! I’m going to do it, though! If not now, when?

teachers that need jobs
July 3, 2020 12:41 pm

If there are any teachers from Lamplighters that want a job in a beautiful Montessori Chabad school in Atlanta , we are looking for Judaic teachers.
We would love that talent here. CMCH atlanta.

Wishing you continued hatzlacha!
July 12, 2020 1:29 pm

I am grateful for all that my grandchildren gained from your wonderful school.
May Hashem grant you much continued success in any area of education that you continue to spread Torah ideals.
Zelig Pliskin

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