SOLOMON SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL INC wrote -
This past fall, our community suffered the unimaginable loss of Oriel Landkof z”l, age 7, after a long and difficult battle with cancer. During his short life, Oriel brought great happiness to his parents, Eila and Rafi, his siblings Mattan and Avigail, his teachers at Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston and his many friends.
Oriel was a sweet and friendly child, charming and wise beyond his years. One of Oriel’s great pleasures was building with LEGOs. He and his family spent many hours playing together and building wonderful creations. During his hospitalizations, his father helped pass the long hours by building LEGO sets with him.
Out of this great loss, the Landkof family and friends would like to bring joy and pleasure to the Solomon Schechter Day School community by creating and dedicating a special LEGO space in Schechter's Kindergarten rotunda in Oriel’s memory. The LEGO Foundation was touched by his story and has already generously contributed many LEGO products. Please join us and other generous members of our community in contributing to the LEGO project in memory of Oriel.
The first phase of the project is estimated to cost $7,000 and will allow us to create a special LEGO area. It will include space and materials for imaginative play with LEGO blocks and figures. The second phase will cost an additional $8,000 and will allow us to transform the rest of the Kindergarten rotunda into a bright, LEGO-themed space with community-created murals and ample space for student creativity and imagination.
We need your help to make this dream a reality! Your generosity will help Oriel's memory live on, inspiring children's creativity for years to come. Please share this and help us reach people beyond our community. If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Matus at email@example.com.
We know many people have already contributed to this project via check or through Schechter's website. Though your name won't be included in the Crowdrise list, you will be included in our final summary and we will keep you posted on our progress!
The LEGO Project Committee: Eila and Rafi Landkof, Tal Geller Gaathon (Interior Designer/Friend), Sharon Mishkin (Friend), Judi Rapaport (Kindergarten teacher), Vicki Hadar (Interim Lower School Principal), Ellen Agulnick (Incoming Lower Division Principal) and Natalie Matus (Associate Head of School for Institutional Advancement)