Caps and gowns, passionate speeches, festive music, and no doubt more than a few parental tears mark this time of year at day schools throughout North America. Our students become our graduates, and we celebrate these inquisitive, lifelong learners on the path to becoming engaged Jewish adults with a commitment to make the world a better place. As they join the ranks of day school alumni, they will continue to make us proud.
Over the past year, Prizmah launched the #JDSalumniproud campaign, which highlights the long-term, generational impact of Jewish day school education. The personal stories of alumni from a variety of geographic, denominational, and professional backgrounds all share a common theme: Jewish day schools provide deep-rooted values that last a lifetime, a strong sense of Torah and Jewish pride, and an enduring love for Israel. We hope you have had a chance to be inspired through these videos and invite you to share them throughout your school community.
In this month’s Kaleidoscope, the final issue for the 2023-24 academic year, learn more about Prizmah’s #JDSalumniproud campaign, and find out about how some Jewish day schools are celebrating their own milestones and engaging meaningfully with alumni across generations. Recent graduates, alumni who have become new parents, parents and grandparents of alumni—all become a part of our greater community and can become our best advocates, new prospects, powerful lay leaders, and day school supporters.
Kol hakavod and thank you to all of you—Jewish day school professional and lay leaders, faculty and staff, for working so passionately all year long to make our students and our schools shine brightly.
Mazal Tov to all the graduates from the Class of 2023! We can’t wait to see the things you do.