In light of recent events in EretzYisrael, DRS has decided to dedicate this month as a “Month of Connection to MedinatYisrael.” As part of this program, this past Friday, the school hosted 12 former and current IDF soldiers who have put their lives on the line to defend the State of Israel and KlalYisrael at large. Some of the special individuals have already served for several years in the IDF, while others are going back to duty this week. The students were split up between seven classrooms, while the soldiers rotated between the rooms sharing their incredible stories of courage, strength, and chizuk. It was truly inspiring to see young men, approximately 19–26 years old, who have put so much at risk for their love of Eretz Yisrael and Am Yisrael. DRS is honored to have hosted these incredibly courageous heroes and thank them for giving of their time to share their stories.