A dedication ceremony was held on October 31, 2017 for the newly renovated dormitory at the Society for Advancement of Education, Jerusalem’s Amalia School in Jerusalem.
The dormitory enables religious high school girls from throughout the country to attend the school, which houses Ulpanat Talya, which enables students to start studying for a bacheors degree during high school, and other advanced educational tracks for excelling students. The residence was built 50 years ago and was badly in need of upgrading, or of “bringing new vision into an old building.”
Speakers at the ceremony included Hasi Gell, principal of the school, who noted the importance of providing stability and pleasant living conditions for the girls, and who thanked all those involved in making the renovation possible; Eliezer Jeselsohn, grandson of Amalia Jeselsohn, after whom the school is named and whose family provided the funding for establishing the school and residence; and Eitan Moran, Executive Director of SAE, whose sister is a graduate of the Amalia School.
The final speakers were two of the 90 dormitory residents, who explained that the residence provides for their social needs, and enables them to support one another during a very intensive study program. They pointed out that they spend more time in the dormitory than at their homes, and that the renovation has increased their comfort level immensely.
The ceremony concluded with a tour of the dormitory, an unveiling of the dedicatory plaque and the mounting of a mezuza.
On behalf of SAE, Eitan Moran expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation that made this renovation possible, creating potentially life-changing opportunities for some of the Israel’s brightest girls.