This year, the theme is “Schechter Celebrates Reading,” and I’m delighted to announce that the program is now the Sveta Grinberg Read for Life Program.
Who is Sveta Grinberg?
Sveta is the daughter of Mikhail and Ida Grinberg, who, unfortunately, passed away as a young adult. Sveta is most remembered for her passionate love of reading. She was never without a book, or several, and enjoyed learning and exploring as she read. At work, Sveta encouraged others to read. She kept a box by her desk and placed her finished books in it for her colleagues to grab and read for themselves. In her memory, her parents created the Sveta Grinberg Memorial Literacy Endowment Fund at Schechter as an enduring way of celebrating this important aspect of Sveta’s life.
Over the last several years as the fund has grown, it has supported our Reading Week program and now supports the larger and longer Sveta Grinberg Read for Life Program. It is in Sveta’s memory that we dedicate this program and we hope that all of our students will share her love of reading as they grow.
Dr. Ari Yares
Head of School