Posted Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 6:00:00 PM
Last January, when Ms. Ross led a wonderful program celebrating the worldwide Daf Siyum, none of us realized just how much it would inspire our student and the new program that it would lead to.
After the program, Janelle A., then a 6th grader, told Rabbi Sommer that she wanted to learn Daf Yomi. Realizing that Daf Yomi would we be a very tall order for a student who had not yet learned Gemara, he suggested that they start a Mishna Yomit program instead, where interested students would learn two mishnayot a day, seven days a week. She agreed, and the program was launched.
We decided to dedicate the program to Daniella Moffson z"l '12, a Ramaz alumna who tragically lost her life while in college on a chessed mission in Central America. Daniella's powerful example had inspired us before and we thought connecting the learning to her would be very appropriate....