The Boys High School, under Rabbi Lubetski and Rabbi Gersten's direction, took their Yom Ha'atzmaut program to new heights this year as well by creating a color-war type day of competition that asked the boys to do everything from preparing Israeli cuisine to researching and formally debate big questions relating to American-Israeli relations like "Can one be a Zionist while living in America?" and "Do Jewish men and women in the Diaspora have an obligation to serve in the Israeli army?" The excitement, energy, and festivity was palpable throughout the school and it all culminated with our annual march from the school to Baron Hirsch.
Below you'll find a slideshow with some pictures from the day, all of which can accessed here. I've also included some clips from our Boys High School debate. Please keep in mind that the views expressed don't necessarily reflect the views of the school or of the debators. The do, however, reflect our boys' ability to think critically and make persuasive arguments about important issues. Enjoy!