Mr. Daniel Edelman, Shoshana’s father (’14), together with Nathan and Alyza Lewin, distinguished civil rights lawyers, spoke to our students in a program titled, “ Lessons From Beren’s Legal Challenge.”
Beren Academy is a modern orthodox school in Houston, Texas and their basketball team had a successful season and made it to the playoff in a Texas state league comprising 250 schools. The championship games were scheduled for Shabbat. The team and the school were confronted with having to decide whether to forfeit participation or to seek an accommodation through a challenge. Three of the players and their parents sought the Lewins’ assistance, and a complaint was drafted. Enjoy, as our students did, listening to the phenomenally interesting and inspiring presentations of our three prestigious guests (link). The behavior of the team and the actions taken by the Lewins were a Kiddush Hashem.
We encourage you to visit the Jewish Week website
to read the article by Mr. Edelman.
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