Video, Photos: Rav Malkiel Kotler Visits SCHI


rav-malkiel-kotler-schi[Video and photos below.] This morning, Rav Malkiel Kotler, rosh yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, visited the School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI). The School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI) is a state approved, private school that specifically educates multiply handicapped children with special needs from the Tri-State Metropolitan area. The schools tries to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable members of our community and offer services to help them grow.

Today’s special visit by the rosh yeshiva provided great chizuk and simcha to the special children at SCHI and to the dedicated staff members. Rav Kotler was given a tour of the SCHI campus by the founder of SCHI, Rabbi Osher Eisemann. Rav Kotler expressed his absolutely amazement with what he saw. He remarked that the smiles on the faces of the students, and the happiness expressed by the parents he has met, conveys all one needs to know about the accomplishments of SCHI.

Click below to view a brief video clip of today’s special visit:

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See below for photos:

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  1. SCHI is a wonderful organisation doing great work. However from the pictures shown the impression could be taken that this was a school for Orthodox Jewish boys. It isn’t. It is a coeducational school for all New Jersey children with special needs. I have every confidence that there are some special arrangements for the Orthodox children and I for one would have been interested to hear how this is done. I have one special child who after her regular education in Orthodox schools went to such a college (albeit Jewish only)in the UK for further training. The consideration given to the frum children in the college was excellent. However it still grieves me that we cannot manage to educate our own special boys and girls in our own schools.

  2. Dr Meyer
    I believe you have a misunderstanding about what SCHI is particularly with the comment ‘some special arrangements for the Orthodox children’. Because of legal requirements, SCHI is open to all children. I recommend you visit the school for further info. You can see for yourslef why this is the very best way to provide the right environment for ‘our own’ special needs girls and boys.
    If you call and ask for a tour, they’d be happy to comply.

  3. I don’t understand something: If they are state sponsored/funded, what is their necessity for private fundraising?