The leaders of the released time groups went on Tuesday to hear a lecture from Rabbi Shimon Waronker, the headmaster of PS 770 in Brooklyn, as well as a well-known educator ● Full Article, Photos
The Released Time Program, founded by the Frierdiker Rebbe in the 1940’s, endeavors to teach public school students about their Jewish heritage during school time, one hour every Wednesday. The Rebbe has a tremendous love for the program, which he referred to as “literally life-saving.” Well over 250,000 Jewish children have been enrolled in the Released Time Program since its founding.
Back when the program was founded, many of New York’s public schools had a majority Jewish student body and there were some 10,000 children enrolled from a couple dozen Brooklyn schools. Today, the program serves about 1000 children from over 200 public schools around Metro New York every week.
The leaders of the released time groups went on Tuesday to hear a lecture from Rabbi Shimon Waronker, a well-known educator and the headmaster of PS 770 in Brooklyn.
Rabbi Waronker explained techniques in education based on the Rebbe’s teachings, and expanded on three simple steps mentioned in the Haggadah, namely: Pesach – courage, Matzah – humility and Marror – empathy.
The workshop was arranged by Rabbi Saadia Engel and Rabbi Shneur Zalman Minkowitz.