A Love Story — Boyar Graduates Wed Between Pandemic Lockdowns

Rina Berezovski and David German met while studying at the Mae Boyar High School and Residence in the late 2000’s. Eleven years later, between pandemic lockdowns, they married in Tel Aviv. Here’s the story of how Boyar has shaped the trajectory of their lives.

Rina and David at Boyar High School in their senior year, 2009.

David — I came to Boyar from Be’er Sheva. I was in the seventh grade, and two years later Rina joined our class, Class of 2009..

Rina — I arrived at the boarding school in ninth grade, from Beit Shemesh, and the truth is that I was the first to make a move! I started up with David at a Friday night disco, one Shabbat when we all stayed at the boarding school. Our initial connection was already formed in the summer between 11th and 12th grade, when we both enrolled in a psychometric course at the Yemin Ord boarding school near Haifa. And since then, its history.

David — The teacher David (Tirosh, a beloved and significant figure at Boyar during this period) helped me a lot when I was a senior student, also as a graduate of the boarding school. We are still in contact.

Rina – I also remember Erez Amber, who was our coordinator and, later, the boarding school director. He had the ability to put things in proportion, no matter what happened. In general, he taught us a lot, inspired us and was a real role model for us all.

Between the first and second Covid lockdowns, on September 14, 2020, Rina and David managed to get married at a small but joyful wedding, thus beginning another chapter of their love story which began at Boyar more than a decade ago.

David and Rina today!

Rina — David proposed to me about a year and a half ago.  We went camping in the north, near the Kinneret, and, on the way there, David wanted to make a stop. We got out of the car with our two dogs and started going down a hill.. There was a pecan plantation there, we walked towards it and I had no idea that this was what he was planning… But when he asked me, I had no doubt and I agreed immediately.

Today Rina is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and works for a start-up company in the field of home design.

Rina — When you think about it, it’s interesting to see how back in high school, when I was at Boyar, I studied art and biology – ,two subjects that are very much related to what I do today,expressing this combination of art and creativity, along with my technical side.

David — Today, as a computer science student (at the IDC Herzliya), it is clear to me how important it is to encourage students to study math and computers at the highest, 5-point level. It is so important to arouse their curiosity and love for the subjects, and if there is a student at Boyar today who is undecided, I am always ready to advise and help, happily!

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