The sounds of music and dancing filled the air at DRS Yeshiva High School’s 22nd annual Parent-Son Melave Malka.
In an email to families, menahel Rabbi Yisroel Kaminetsky remarked that the goal of the Melava Malka is to celebrate “the joy, fulfillment, and meaning that there is in being a Jew,” and to highlight the “positive Jewish energy that [the Yeshiva] strives to inculcate in its Talmidim with song, divrei Torah, food and dancing.”
The evening commenced with a kumzitz in the beit midrash, led by Rabbi Kaminetsky and the DRS student band.
Two sets of awards were presented to students: the Torah Growth Award, to the student in each Gemara shiur who displayed aptitude in learning; and the Midot Awards, to a student in each grade voted by fellow classmates as having the most refined character.
This year, Rabbi Eli Brazil, Director of Student Activities, was honored for over 17 years of dedication and commitment to the yeshiva.
Rabbi Brazil has inspired hundred of students throughout his years in DRS through his incredible programs, student activities, and chessed opportunities. After video tribute in his honor, Rabbi Brazil was presented with an award for his dedication.
The melava malka continued in the gym where parents and students enjoyed a delicious dairy buffet. Students, parents, and the faculty then danced together for hours.