Emek Hebrew Academy Teichman Family Torah Center was honored to welcome Mr. Sam Grundwerg, the Israeli Consul General of Los Angeles. His visit was greatly enriched by the presence of Mr. Sol Teichman, Emek’s patriarch, and his sons, Dubby and Alan Teichman. Emek’s Pre-1st and first grade students lined the entryway and the first-floor halls waving Israeli flags and singing “Heveinu Shalom Alecheim.” Emek’s guests of honor were then taken to the third floor auditorium where they addressed Emek’s fifth through eighth grade students. Rabbi Shifman, Emek’s Head of School, was excited to greet the guests, and he was proud to remark publicly that he was Mr. Grundwerg’s 12th grade Rebbe at RASG Hebrew Academy of Miami Beach. Mr. Grundwerg spoke eloquently about the decisions he made throughout his life, including joining the Israeli army, making aliyah, and joining the World Jewish Congress, which led to his being chosen by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel’s representative in Los Angeles. He also gave a dvar Torah about the miracles of Chanukah and what students can do to help the State of Israel and Jews everywhere. Emek’s staff and student body considered it an extraordinary privilege to host Mr. Grundwerg and the Teichman family.