On Monday, October 3, the eighth grade students had the privilege of hearing Rabbi Lavi Greenspan speak about his life story. Lavi became blind in his mid-twenties while studying at Fordham Law School. He had previously graduated from YCQ, Yeshiva of Flatbush High School, and received a BA from Yeshiva University.
After losing his eyesight, he completed law school and passed the Bar Exam, furthered his graduate education by obtaining Semicha from Yeshiva University, and most recently receiving a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
He is humorous, outgoing, and extremely personable. The stu- dents loved his stories and jokes and his words of compassion and wisdom. Lavi told us about the hardest and seemingly lowest point of his life. What was it that kept him going that was so important for us to hear Erev Yom Kippur? Lavi told us that there are four things that keep his spirits high: Family, Am Israel, his Rebbe, and Torah.