Since the passing of Rashi Minkowicz, students at Bais Chana Academy in Orange, CT felt they wanted to do something to make a difference.
9th graders Hadassa Katz and Batsheva Lipsker decided to arrange Torah and Tea on a regular basis for the BCA students as well as incorporate it in their Big/Little sister program. The girls prepared a learning session that involved all the students and set up a beautiful table of refreshments.
According to student Batsheva Lipsker, “It is not enough to just feel badly when something terrible happens; we must do something about it. המעשה הוא העיקר “ Hadassa Katz said,” We are young, but we know we can make a difference. Sometimes we get too comfortable in our every day lives; we need to do something to make Moshiach come faster.”
“How heartwarming and beautiful it was to see that the idea to institute Torah and Tea at school came from the girls themselves and was welcomed by the rest of the student body”, said BCA principal, Mrs. Bluma Hecht. “They took all the tragic events to heart, and decided to act. It was their idea, and they organized and ran the program. Having teenagers think along these lines, is chinuch in action at Bais Chana High School.”
Bais Chana Academy High School for Girls is committed to excellence in education and the development of self-assured young women who exemplify middos tovos and strength of character.
BCA instills yiras shamayim, a love of Torah and Mitzvos and a practical understanding and appreciation for what limud hachasidus and darchei hachasidus add to everyday life. BCA is accepting applications for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students for the 5775 school year. Just 1.5 hours from Crown Heights and located in a spacious, modern facility with a beautiful dormitory for out-of-town students, Bais Chana is the perfect choice in education. Call Mrs. Bluma Hecht at 203-795-5261 for more information.