YVA's Principal, Rabbi Hal Klestzick, recently served as Chairman of the 2010 National Convention of Torah Umesorah, the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools.
is the largest organization of Jewish schools in the United States, serving over 700 schools with more than 150,000 students.
This year's convention brought over 1300 Jewish educators from around the world for four days of professional development, seminars, and networking.
During the convention, the leadership of Torah Umesorah was effusive in its praise of Rabbi Klestzick and Richmond's Jewish school system, lauding the school's recent growth from a tiny school with 20 students into four flourishing school divisions with over 150 students.
The overwhelming sentiment from the national leadership was optimistic that all indications pointed toward even greater growth for Jewish Richmond in the future.
Rabbi David Nojowitz, President of Torah Umesorah, also publicly recognized the pivotal contributions that Rabbi Klestzick has made to the growth of Torah Umesorah and its numerous educational institutions throughout North America.