The Fifth Son Project

The Fifth Son Project

The Fifth Son Project spreads the word

Schools participating in The Fifth Son Project to remember Sgt. Gilad Shalit at Passover and to raise awareness about his plight include local day schools, middle schools, and high schools, as well as numerous schools and organizations across the county and around the world.

Participating schools are distributing cards encouraging students to remember Shalit as the fifth son, or the son who awaits redemption. The cards contain a space that, upon Shalit’s release, could be filled in with a date. Student representatives at the various schools have been explaining the project and handing out the cards. Some schools are showing a music video by the Elias sisters.

Participating high schools in the greater metropolitan area as of Wednesday include:

Torah Academy of Bergen County, Teaneck

Maayanot Yeshiva for Girls, Teaneck

The Frisch School, Paramus

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and
Rockaway, Lawrence, N.Y.

Kushner Yeshiva High School, Livingston

SAR Academy, Riverdale, Bronx

Yeshiva University High School for Boys, Manhattan

Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls, Hewlett
Bay Park, Nassau County, N.Y.

North Shore Hebrew Academy High School,
Great Neck, N.Y.

Participating local middle
and lower schools include:

Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County, New Milford

Yavneh Academy, Paramus

The Moriah School, Englewood

Yeshivat Noam, Paramus

Participating high schools
elsewhere in the country include:

Yeshiva University High Schools of Los Angeles,
Los Angeles, Calif.

The Weinbaum Yeshiva High School, Boca Raton, Fla.

Margolin Hebrew Academy, Memphis, Tenn.

Greenfield Hebrew Academy and Yeshiva
High School, both in Atlanta, Ga.

Robert M. Beren Academy, Houston, Texas

Fuchs Mizrachi High School, Cleveland, Ohio

Maimonides Jewish Day School, Boston, Mass.

Ida Crown Jewish Academy, Chicago, Ill.

Kohelet Yeshiva High School, Merion Station, Pa.

The following organizations
have signed on:

Manhattan Jewish Experience

The Hillels at Columbia, Brown, Rutgers, and
New York universities; Yeshiva University’s
Center for the Jewish Future

The European Jewish Congress

The Board of Deputies of British Jews

In addition, Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) ordered 1,000 cards to distribute to her constituents, and Naomi Catering of Jerusalem is sending the cards in its e-mail blog to approximately 13,000 homes around the world.

Also, cards are being distributed by high school students at hotel Pesach services in Florida, Arizona, Puerto Rico, Israel, and Italy.

Compiled by Sheryl Elias

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