Rabbi Heshy Glass is the founding national chairman of the Consortium of Jewish Day Schools, and is a longtime educator with over 35 years of experience overseeing both elementary schools and high schools across the country. He spoke on Yom HaAtzmaut to the middle school and described the appreciation we have for Eretz Yisrael. He also masterfully spoke of the appreciation we must have for those who sacrificed their lives so we can visit and daven and benefit from Eretz Yisrael.

Rabbi Glass emphasized the k’dushah that exists in Israel, that they even shift the date of Yom HaAtzmaut in order to preserve the sanctity of the Shabbos. He also vividly described the solemnity of Yom HaZikaron and how it is immediately followed by the joy of Yom HaAtzmaut.