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LEADERSHIP IN CHINUCH AWARD

Evening of Celebration

MOTZAEI SHABBOS PARASHAS BO / JANUARY 8 , 2022 • PARTNERS . DARCHEI . ORG

RABBI AND MRS . SHIMON AND CHANIE DACHS

LEADERSHIP IN CHINUCH AWARD

Beloved by talmidim and parents alike , Rabbi Shimon Dachs is passionate about his mission of ensuring the growth of every single student – academically , socially and emotionally – as he sets them up for success on their personal paths in life .

Rabbi Dachs follows in the footsteps of his parents , Rabbi and Mrs . Zalman and Henya Dachs , longtime mechanchim at Ezra Academy of Queens and BYA in Brooklyn , respectively . He continues to learn from their examples , and they in turn take great pride in his accomplishments .
Rabbi Dachs ’ s eishes chayil , Mrs . Chanie Dachs , is the daughter of Rabbi Refael , z ” l and ybl ” c , Mrs . Simi Pinto of Montreal . Rabbi Pinto was a close talmid of Rav Shneur Kotler zt ” l and known as an erudite talmid chacham , and he and his wife instilled in their family a strong chashivus for Torah learning . Mrs . Dachs is a popular sheitel macher in the Far Rockaway-Five Towns community , well-known for her patience , sensitivity , and dedication to kallos , cancer patients and anyone in need of a listening ear and a kind word . The Dachses are the parents of six sons , five of whom have graduated from Yeshiva Darchei Torah . Their youngest son Rafi is currently an eighth grader in the Yeshiva .
Rabbi Dachs has been a staff member at the Yeshiva for close to 30 years , using his talents in various capacities and benefiting talmidim of all ages and abilities . Today he serves as the principal of Mesivta Chaim Shlomo ’ s general studies program and the Weiss Vocational Center . As a talented educator , he combines top-notch programming with an emphasis on meeting the specific needs of each and every student . Although many talmidim seem to have similar schedules and even capabilities , he views them as individuals and is laser-focused on giving each the tools to succeed .
Rabbi Dachs shares his personal perspective as an insider at the Yeshiva : “ What is special about Darchei Torah is what is happening here every day . The boys feel there is always someone listening and someone who cares , no matter who you are . All this stems directly from Rabbi Bender ’ s example , and it trickles down to the entire staff , each of whom bring their special kochos to the table .”
The Dachses feel a deep sense of gratitude to Rav Bender for the privilege of being a part of the Darchei family , for the growth and direction they have gained over the years , and for the exceptional chinuch each of their children experienced as talmidim of the Yeshiva .
Rabbi and Mrs . Dachs are treasured members of the Darchei family and most fitting recipients of the Leadership in Chinuch Award .
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