In preparation for their Yachad Shabbaton, the eighth graders were privileged to hear from Zack Pollack, a young adult with cerebal palsy. In facing numerous challenges throughout his life, Zack has learned many important lessons that he imparted to our eighth grade class.
Zack emphasized that he does not view his limitations as disabilities – rather, he views them as simple obstacles that provide meaning in his life. In fact, Zack does not feel that there is anything beyond his reach, and even showed the students a video of his participation in a half-marathon.
After hearing from Zack, the students gained a new perspective on life’s challenges, nad saw that a person’s external appearance does not capture the true essence of an individual.
Thank you, Zack, for coming to MDS!