My 15-year-old son, Max, and I want to express our gratitude to Sulam at the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy.
Before Sulam, Max performed on a second-grade level. He did not know important life skills. He did not like going to school. After one year in Sulam, Max reads and does math on a sixth-grade level. He learned life skills, such as budgeting money and keeping a calendar. He knows the Maryland state flower, and the names of presidents.
He loves Judaics and wearing tzitzit he made in class. He enjoys prayers, science fair, the NYC trip and ceramics. He is happy going to school. Sulam’s excellent program and nurturing environment has allowed Max to excel. Judaics have enriched his life, and we are more involved in the Jewish community. We want Max to continue high school in Sulam, but there are financial constraints.
We are so grateful for Sulam, and we thank those who support Sulam and give Max and other deserving students the opportunity to be part of this special program.
LESLEY DECKO and MAX DECKO, Potomac