Solomon Schechter Welcomed by Mineola Residents

School head presented with new mezuzah from resident Linda Ramos.

Even though they presumably will not take up residence until the end of summer, the new occupants of the  have already received a housewarming gift.

Following the with by the Mineola Board of Education last Thursday at the , Mineola resident Linda Ramos presented a golden mezuzah to rabbi Lev Herrnson, the head of the private Glen Cove-based Jewish school.

Ramos, handing the mezuzah to Herrnson and Solomon Schechter board member Richard Blau, said that the gift was “on behalf of the majority of the school district.”

A mezuzah is a piece of parchment inscribed with specified verses from the Torah which comprise the Jewish prayer “Shema Yisrael” inside a decorative case. The first line of the prayer is “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.”

Mezuzahs are affixed to the front doorframe of Jewish homes in order to fulfill the commandment to inscribe the prayer on the home’s doorposts. Their location is most commonly at the front door to a building or home. 

“Thank you so much, this is extraordinary,”  Herrnson said holding the mezuzah. “I don’t have one this nice in my house.” Herrnson is retiring at end of this school year.

brieninamom May 25, 2011 at 05:26 PM
Vincent May 26, 2011 at 12:51 PM
brieninamom, Yes welcome, welcome indeed. I only hope the Soloman Shechter folks find the area and the cheap rent they are paying so much to their liking that they will stay in WP for 10 years. That way we will not have to listen to Crista Mills and her Alliance suggesting we build a community center.
William Gresalfi May 26, 2011 at 03:56 PM
Soloman Schechter School I hope your years will be bless and your students succeed in their new environment.


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