The Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Stony Brook, New York
Tarah Sabbatino, Director
Educational & Cultural Center
“On behalf of Gloria D. Rocchio, President of the Ward Melvill Heritage Organization, and the entire staff of the educational and Cultural Center, we offer sincere thanks for the time and energy you put into Building Blocks Workshops. It was a wonderful experience for all of the families who participated! Building Blocks Workshops was a true success and one that this community will be talking about for years to come”.
Director of K-6 Education programs
Temple Israel Center
White Plains, NY
It was a morning of learning, laughter and fun. Your organization, patience and ability to explain to the learners what todo and motivate them and work with them to create Jerusalem was mind-blowing. Each child was engaged and proud of their contribution to the finished product. Not only did you teach the children all about the final product and amazing fact about Jerusalem but you taught them the important life lesson of what people can accomplish when they work together. Thank you so much for this incredible morning ! We can not thank you enough. You have truly been a pleasure to work with.
Between Baltimore and Washington DC
WOW ! That program was everything you promised and more. Your LEGO program brought together about 200 campers from all diverse ages and backgrounds and gave them one shared common and creative goal. they worked for almost 2 solid hours and when the time was up, many of them could have kept going. Adamstown MD is a far drive from Livingston NJ, but I hope it is a trip you would be willing to make again in the future. Thank you for coming and teaching us, sharing your LEGO and you expertise, and giving us the springboard to have a meaningful Tisha Ba'Av conversation with our campers.
Head of School Merkaz
Senior Citizens Home program
Thank you so much for facilitating Tuesday night. We were so delighted with the program. We are hoping you are available to do a Yom Haatzmaut program for us.
(This program was conducted for about 50 seniors, many in wheel chairs and walkers who were helped by 25 high school students who helped the seniors to Try and Build the Worlds Tallest LEGO Menorah). The feedback overnight and this morning has been fabulous from both the kids, the residents and parents. What a special night !
Director of the Religious School
Temple Ohabei Shalom
Our LEGO Menorah event was the first time we had families back in the building since the Pandemic began in 2020, and it was a great way to bring people together. Kids worked as teams, parents helped envision patterns and plan out the steps of the project, and our collective creation was incredible. At the end of the day, everyone felt so proud of what they'd created. Stephen and Bunny helped us to make magic. Parents loved having something that got them out of the house, and where they could work together with their kids. Kids were so excited about making a Menorah that practically touched the ceiling. And the sense of pride in the communal Menorah was palpable ! It was truly an incredible day. We were so grateful for such an amazing experience.
Directer of Integrated Jewish Learning
The Shlenker School
Thank you for bringing the LEGO Menorah to our school. The students really enjoyed the activity and already asked if we can do it again next year.
It is amazing to see students working together so well in teams- this is so beneficial to SEL (social emotional learning). There is so much going on in one room, STEM, design/art, forward planning, team building - it's amazing!