I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to you and the entire North Shore organization. As I know you are aware, my daughter took her first SAT not too long ago and she exceeded all of our expectations (including her own) with her performance. Not that I doubt my daughters ability, I am just amazed at the way you and your team of professionals have been able to bring out the best in her, nurture her, and to teach her to her potential. She is a happy, well adjusted young lady and thanks to her new academic confidence, has opened her eyes to all sorts of paths for her future. It was not that long ago that I sat in your office and with a great deal of confidence you conveyed to my wife and I that you would be able to work with our daughter and make her a confident student. I can honestly say that you delivered on your word! She has learned how to write, has new confidence in her mathematic ability and takes pride in all of her achievements. I am so proud of her and all that she has accomplished under your guidance. Please accept this hakarat hatov and know that you have participated in dramatically improving one very beautiful young ladies life. Thank you again.
- Parent | Class of 2017
Dear Dr. Vitow,
My son is the Captain of the Ramaz Baseball Team. Earlier this evening Ramaz played against North Shore. I am writing to tell you how immensely proud you should be of your players and particularly your Coach.
I have watched "Yeshiva League" baseball for the last four years and frankly more often than not have been ashamed to say my son was a participant in the games. Teams, stoked on by hyper competitive coaches, lose sight of the fact their opponents are part of קלל ישראל. The "do or die" atmosphere created by most of these coaches would make one think the stakes were a NCAA Championship. Sadly, on so many occasions, I have seen coaches berate their own players, a travesty only exceeded by the same coaches mocking an opposing player. It is no wonder that when coaches behave badly, they encourage their charges to follow suit.
Not so the North Shore coach. He offered encouragement uniformly; imparted excellent technical pointers to his players; making every at bat, a learning experience. He congratulated Ramaz players when they made an excellent play, as if they were his own. He was gracious throughout the game. He set a proper tone. His players were all courteous and exhibited upstanding sportsmanship. There was no pouting, no thrown bats and no bickering. Regardless of the game's outcome, everyone in a North Shore uniform comported themselves in a manner that is a credit to the name on their jersey.
At the end of the game, I went over and commended the coach on his professionalism and the fine character of his players. Similarly you should be applauded for making such a wise choice. I wish you, the coach, and the team only the best of luck for many seasons to come, and maybe this year they will not be the League Champions, but, in my book, they are champions of the league. By no means a knock on my son's coach, but my son would have been fortunate to play for a coach of the North Shore coach's ilk. He clearly is an outstanding mentor and role model.
Be well and may you only know of joy, tranquility and blessing.
Mitchell E. Mailman
- Community Member
NSHAHS provided our son with the most incredible educational and social experience. Throughout the years we have witnessed both teachers' and students' extraordinary dedication, devotion and respect towards one another. The most unique and impressive element that NSHAHS possesses is the feeling of "ACHDUT": unity and bond, that was meshed into all the students to become a true family of friends. Dr. Vitow's inspiration, care and attention to each student and their progress on a daily basis influences each student and results in respectful, mature young adults. Thank you Dr. Vitow, Rabbi Weinberg and the NSHAHS faculty for all your support, care, concern and encouragement that you have bestowed upon our son and all your students all these years.
- Parent of a Graduate | 2015
Thank you Dr. Vitow. I had a great freshman year and I don't think I could have spent it in a better place. Thank you so much!
- Student | Class of 2019