“Teshuvah, tefillah, and tzedakah remove the bad decree.” It is a prayer that we proclaim many times throughout the Yomim Noraim, and in DRS, the students are greeted with opportunities to fulfill all three of these ingredients for success during these Aseret Yemei Teshuvah. This past Sunday, DRS hosted its annual Father–Son Kinnus Teshuvah, during which students and fathers join together in tefillah and unique sessions focused on studying the concept of teshuvah.
The program began as fathers and sons joined for a meaningful Selichot and Shacharit. Following davening, fathers joined their sons in shiur with their sons’ Gemara rebbeim. The rebbeim delivered exciting multimedia-assisted shiurim on various topics regarding the Yomim Noraim. Following that, all the attendees filled the beautiful DRS beit midrash to hear stirring divrei Torah from Rav Yehoshua Hartman, the rosh beis medrash in the Hasmonean High School in London and a world-renowned talmid chacham. DRS Menahel Rabbi Yisroel Kaminetsky commented, “When fathers join sons by davening and learning Torah, and children are given the opportunity to honor and respect their parents, it makes it easier to understand the honor and respect we have for our Father in heaven.”
On Wednesday, DRS students engaged in the school’s annual “Yom Tzedakah,” raising money for poor families in Eretz Yisrael, thereby completing the triumvirate necessary to be written in the Sefer HaChayim as we near the end of the Yomim Noraim. v