Scheck Hillel Athletic Complex Officially Unveiled
Posted by ilc on 01/14/2015 @ 08:37 AM
With great excitement and a lot of Lion Pride, the community gathered January 8, for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Scheck Hillel Community School's new state-of-the-art Athletic Complex. To commence the celebration, Scheck Hillel's Head of School, Dr. Ezra Levy officially welcomed families, founders, past chairs, alumni, dignitaries and other friends to the complex and future of the campus. Scheck Hillel was fortunate to have North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo, Golden Beach Mayor Glenn Singer, Aventura Mayor Enid Weisman,Indian Creek Councilman Bob Diener, Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman, North Miami Beach Councilmembers Phyllis Smith, Anthony DeFillipo and Marlen Martell, Israel's Consul General to Florida and Puerto Rico Chaim Shacham and Deputy Consul General Revital Malca join them for the celebration. The City of North Miami Beach even presented Scheck Hillel with a certificate of recognition for this momentous occasion.
For 45 years, Scheck Hillel students were without the home-field advantge and have held practices and games at neighboring fields. And yet, the school’s athletics program has soared with regional and district rankings, universities recruiting athletes, international media coverage and one of the nation’s only Jewish varsity football teams. The first phase of its capital campaign, the new 110,000-square-foot Athletic Complex, which houses the Diener Athletic Center, Rok Field and Leo's Court, will enrich the academic experience and open the doors to a lifetime of opportunity for students.
Capital campaign leadership co-chairs Susy and Larry Abbo, Michelle and Bob Diener, Marty and Hili Scheck, Tammy and Jorge Woldenberg, and their children, joined Dr. Levy and all the local dignitaries on stage to help him cut the ribbon with giant 3-foot scissors. The co-chairs' remarkable vision, generous heart and commitment to our children made the opening of the Athletic Complex possible.
Next up: the 70,000-square-foot Eduplex, which will house classrooms for Grades 6-12, a science wing with laboratories, a media center and new Beit Midrash.
Scheck Hillel Community School
From early childhood through Grade 12, Scheck Hillel Community School inspires students to become exemplary global citizens with enduring Jewish identity and values through an innovative curriculum enriched by co-curricular experiences. All of this is set within a nurturing, international community. Scheck Hillel is the second-largest Jewish community day school in the nation, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and an International Baccalaureate World School. For more information, please visit eHillel.org.