In September of 2008, as Ezra Academy began another school year, the students and staff were excited for all the great things that would come to fruition. Among the newly enrolled students was a seventh grader by the name of Yitzchak Aminov. Coming from public school, Yitzchak was placed in the Mechinah track, where he was taught the Alef-Beis for the very first time. Like all middle school/high school students, Yitzchak dealt with his ups and downs in and out of the classroom.

Throughout his journey, he developed and strengthened powerful relationships with several members of the faculty. These relationships continued after he graduated with the class of 2014. Yitzchak then decided to continue pursuing an area for which he developed a deep appreciation and love – learning Torah.

This past Sunday night, Yitzchak showed his commitment to his passion of learning Torah when he received his s’michah from Rabbi Aharon Walkin from Kollel Zichron Moshe v’Leah. He now joins a long list of Ezra alumni who have received their s’michah and have and will continue to fill vital roles within their communities. We would like to take this opportunity to wish a most heartfelt mazal tov to Rabbi Yitzchak Aminov.