I keep a picture of Ezra on my desk and it reminds me of him every day. But that is not the only time I think of him. I think of him when I see the baseball team run by my window, when I see an older student playing with a younger one. I think of him when my son Binny wears Ezra’s Thomas the Train kippa and I think of him when my friends name their children after him. I see him in his siblings and I see him in our student athletes who earn the Ezra Schwartz Mentorship award. And with this tournament we honor his memory and continue his legacy. May his memory continue to be a blessing and always push us to make the most out of life.
Rabbi Dov Huff
Limudei Kodesh Principal