Mergers and Acrobats

Photo: Vadim Daniel

Photo: Vadim Daniel

By Andrés Spokoiny
Chief Executive Officer, Federation CJA

When I had to choose a school for my children, I visited several of the excellent schools in our community. It was a difficult choice, all have great academic records, all have excellent teachers and leaders. Yet, as I entered the JPPS building, my eyes swelled. As a kid, I went to the Bialik School in Buenos Aires. It was the crown jewel of the Jewish school system there. In our JPPS-Bialik, with its nurturing and warm environment, the quotes from Bialik on the wall and the busts of the great  Hebrew poet, I was transported to the best moments of my youth, to the warmth and caring that my Jewish school provided during the tough years of the Argentinean military dictatorship.

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