By COLlive staff
CHJCC President Zaki Tamir and Executive Director Eli Cohen paid a visit to Lamplighters Yeshivah in Crown Heights Monday.
The two were invited to see firsthand the activities of the Yeshivah, and thereby introduce the first and only Montessori school in Crown Heights to the community.
The school, started three years ago by a small group of local residents, has since grown into an established school with over 35 families, a beautiful building, a preschool and lower elementary division and two highly regarded, experienced school heads, Reb Moshe and Rivkah Schack.
Tamir, after viewing the children learning and at play in the state of the art facilities, was impressed.
“There are so many involved parents that regularly express concern about providing their children with the very best education possible without compromising chassidish-Chabad values,” he said. “Lamplighters is the perfect example of the Rebbe’s style being applied effectively. I observed an organization that is equipped to take the chinuch of our children to the next level,” he said.
The school, whose mission statement says it is based on the famous adage “Educate a child according to his way” – makes that slogan into a reality, says director Yocheved Sidoff.
On concluding the tour, Tamir said, “I am very proud of these leaders, they are action people – and it appears to me that they have planted seeds of a very firm establishment right here in the Rebbe’s home town.”
For more information about Lamplighters Yeshivah or to schedule a tour, please visit www.LamplightersYeshivah.com or call 718-355-9138.