On Wednesday April 19th, Jewish Educational Services (JES), an agency of the Associated, hosted an event called “End On A High” to celebrate the educators of our community. Over 150 teachers and principals gathered to hear words of inspiration from Rav Elya Brudny, shlita, Rosh Yeshiva and Maggid Shiur in the Mirrer Yeshiva Bais Medrash in Brooklyn, and a member of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisroel.
Rav Brudny shared words of inspiration and Chizuk, reminding the mechanchim in attendance of how important their work is and how fortunate they are to be passing on the tradition to the next generation. The Rosh Yeshiva emphasized that to really connect with and impact students, educators must think of themselves like parents, who would do anything for their children to succeed.
Rav Brudny also took questions from the audience, addressing topics such as teacher retention, mental health, teaching respect to students, and Tefilla.
Many attendees shared how appreciative they were for this opportunity to come together as a community of educators, and what an honor they felt it was that Rav Brudny came to Baltimore to support our teachers. AS one administrator remarked, it was, “an exceptional evening of true chizuk and real understanding!”