Let’s Navigate the Storm Together
None of us could have seen it coming. We were all hit by Covid-19. Amudim was no exception.
When the outbreak of the virus occurred, Amudim students cried, held onto each other, and clung to their seats in our Beit Midrash, not wanting to leave.
But we stood strong and persevered, with shiurim and activities happening non-stop for the entire duration of the zman and for the whole Amudim family around the world.
Our schedule of online and in-person shiurim were as incredible as ever. Our “Haggadah Show and Tell,” Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut programs had students who went back to the States longing to be back with us in Artzeinu HaKedosha. Our entirely student-led “Pre-Kun Leyl Shavuot” and Banquet had our hearts swelling with nachat over what our students accomplished over the course of what turned out to be an unusual year, and confirmed that they are the future leaders of the Jewish people.
We blew it out of the water.
Nothing could stop us.
But we still need to navigate tumultuous terrain. While our program continued in fullforce, tuition and donations came to a halt, as our Amudim families and friends suffered from the pandemic.
Amudim needs you now, to stay the course!
Imagine Ellie---one of many more students than in the past who, due to increased financial constraints in the face of Covid-19, requires a significant scholarship in order to attend Amudim this year. When Ellie walks into the doors of Amudim, she will encounter some serious changes.
• The beit midrash will be reconfigured to allow for learning in capsules, requiring more teachers to be hands on deck, teaching to smaller groups.
• Her healthcare options will be expanded to include pandemic planning, Covid- 19 coverage and psychological counseling.
• Her weekend schedule will include more Shabbatonim on campus than ever before, with faculty members and their families housed nearby, to help create a joyful and meaningful atmosphere each Shabbat.
• During an initial quarantine and any subsequent quarantine period, faculty and staff will work overtime, round-the-clock, in fact, to keep students safe, happy, learning Torah, growing in so many ways, and having fun.
• There will undoubtedly be more time to hunker down on the Amudim campus and take advantage of the best of what Amudim has to offer.
Yet, even with all these changes, Amudim will still be Amudim.
But only with YOUR help.
Help Ellie and other young women like her who deserve the Amudim experience to get the most out of their shana baAretz, no matter the circumstances.
Donate to Amudim’s emergency Corona campaign and let’s navigate this storm together.
Learn more about our Emergency Campaign for Yeshivot and Seminaries in partnership with World Mizrachi.