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Heritage Scholarship Dinner on May 22

LONGMEADOW – Heritage Academy will honor Ze’ev and Meredith Dragon and Rabbi Max and Dalia Davis at this year’s annual scholarship dinner on Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at B’nai Torah in Longmeadow.
The scholarship dinner serves as the school’s largest fundraiser and annually honors individuals who contribute in significant and meaningful ways to both Heritage Academy and the Jewish community.
“The Davises and Dragons embody a commitment to both Jewish education and to promoting Jewish values in the community at large,” said Lauren Life of Heritage Academy, a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Western Mass.

Dalia and Rabbi Max Davis

Dalia and Rabbi Max Davis

Rabbi Max Davis has served Congregation B’nai Torah since 2010. Originally from Brookline, he earned a BA in Urban Studies from Harvard before his career plans shifted towards the Rabbinate. Prior to serving as the rabbi at B’nai Torah, he worked in education as an assistant rabbi and teacher at a day school in Berkeley, California. Dalia Davis is a Jewish educator, artist, choreographer, and mother. She majored in Dance and Jewish History at Barnard before pursuing further studies at Nishmat’s Jerusalem Center and Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program for Advanced Talmudic Studies for Women. She also holds an MA in Jewish Education. She is the founder of Beit Midrash in Motion, an approach to Jewish text study that incorporates movement and meditation for a fully embodied Jewish learning.
The Dragon family: Ze'ev, Ori, Meredith, Etai and Matan.

The Dragon family: Ze’ev, Ori, Meredith, Etai and Matan.

Meredith and Ze’ev Dragon moved to Western Massachusetts five years ago. Since their arrival, they have become deeply involved in the local community. Ze’ev, having just started an information technology company, immediately began volunteering at Heritage Academy, upgrading the technology, network and computer lab. Meredith began working for the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts as the executive director and in that capacity has been an advocate for day school education. The Dragons are the proud parents of two current Heritage Academy students and one Heritage Academy graduate who currently attends Hebrew High School of New England.
“We are so excited to be honoring two terrific couples this year. They both exemplify great role models for our students and community,” said Sharon Cohen, ad journal chairwoman.
The scholarship dinner supports Heritage Academy and the Heritage Academy Scholarship program. The dinner will feature authentic Israeli food with an “Around the World” theme. The evening will also feature live and silent auctions.
“Heritage Academy believes that no Jewish child wanting a Jewish education should be turned away and the annual scholarship dinner helps to make this vision a reality,” Life said.
For more information or to purchase tickets or an ad in the journal, call Heritage Academy at (413) 567-1517.

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