Student

I used to just talk to HaShem only when I needed something but now I find myself saying “HaShem, I am davening now because I want to talk to You”. This class taught me to look for Him and want Him in my life more.

Natan Brownstein

Through implementing this program with staff, I had the opportunity to learn more Torah with my staff, and have them learn more together. In many ways that was something which we all gained from that’s beyond the program itself.

Student

I learned I really want to be more spiritual.

Student

I learned that I can open up and there really are people who want to help me.

Student

I think it has really changed our school for the better because everyone is more empathetic and sensitive.

Max

Lifnai vLifnim was an amazing experience. I changed how I think about things and helped me grow a stronger connection with Hashem.

Teacher

I’ve become more patient, especially in trying situations and I’ve become a lot better at not taking student behaviors personally. It’s not about me!

Teacher

I have found myself in conversations during which I and/or my peer employed terms such as Mah BeEtzem or Dibur Yashir as tools or vessels with which to address and bring to the surface underlying issues, conflicts, and/or driving forces which often are relegated to the latent domain.

Teacher

When I was new to the school, Laflaf helped me to more quickly feel comfortable with my colleagues. Sharing and learning together on a personal level has created a more meaningful relationship amongst the faculty.

Noah Sonnenberg

I was initially a bit skeptical about the impact of the program but as time went on the power of the approach became evident. The connection between the staff as well as their openness to frame their learning in a way that encouraged students to personally relate to and reflect upon their learning was felt.