Tampa, Fla. – Hillel Academy is delighted to offer the opportunity of helping to create a new Torah, thanks to Murray and Sarah Fisch and family. The Fisch family is donating the new Torah to the school in memory of Murray’s father, Jerry Fisch. An ark is also being built in honor of Jerry Fisch.
Writing a Torah is the 613th Mitzvah (commandment), making this gesture even more significant.
“Jewish values are very important to our family. Being given the opportunity to contribute to creating a Torah for Hillel Academy, is the true embodiment of L’dor Vador (Generation to Generation). This will be shared with future generations as a testament to our Jewish values and beliefs,” said Sara Fisch.
During the school year, a sofer (scribe) will visit the school in January and in March to enable students, families and community members to help write the Torah and fulfill this commandment. Families of the students and other community members are invited to contribute by dedicating parts of the Torah and/or the Ark.
Hillel Academy is a private Jewish Community Day School, embracing the diversity, rich culture and traditions of Judaism. At Hillel Academy, students receive a superior education enhanced by the opportunity to learn about their place in the community.
Additionally, Hillel students participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities, ranging from the academic to the cultural to the athletic. Students also learn to appreciate the value of volunteering to improve their community and are given opportunities to make valuable differences.
Hillel Academy is a member of the Jewish Community Day School Network and the National Association of Independent Schools. The school is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council. More information about Hillel Academy’s offerings, registration process, financial aid and tour scheduling are available by calling Admissions at 813.963.2242 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.