Rabbi Avraham Horowitz, a senior rabbi of the Jewish community in Chile and director of the orthodox Chilean Jewish school, is expected to make Aliyah in the coming months and direct the schools in Ramat Givat Zeev. Dozens of families have already moved in and are enjoying seeing the wonderful development of its expansive parks, religious services and schools. They have also expressed a deep appreciation toward the uncompromising attention to detail that has been contemplated and planned in the project to respond to all of the residents’ needs, with an emphasis on construction/completion before occupancy.
Rabbi Horowitz noted that the education of our children starts at home, and parents must model community harmony for it to become an achievable educational goal. There was a spirit of great potential and expectation in the air during the meetings as well as a warm feeling of congeniality.
Rabbi Horowitz received semicha from Yeshivat Ner Israel and studied at the Mir Yeshiva in Israel as well. After seven years in kolel he, along with his wife Shira, made pioneering efforts to start a community in Chile, where he served as community rabbi. For 21 years he worked at Maimonidies School, which runs from gan through high school.
“This is a great achievement,” residents remarked. The rabbi stated that with siyaata dishmaya and the proper focus, we can create an exemplary educational system and surrounding community.
The builders of Ramat Givat Zeev note that the elementary school buildings/institutions for both boys and girls will be finished in the coming months thanks to the approval of a grant from the Ministry of Education of approximately 23 million NIS, and are expected to open for the 2019 school year.