VIDEO! Happy Birthday Mr. Ronald S. Lauder! From All the Children of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation
The children of the kindergartens and schools of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation wish a Happy Special Birthday to you, Mr. Ronald S. Lauder.
And here are some birthday wishes from the staff of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation:
—Zvi Perelman, Zvi Perelman, Lauder Morijah School in Cologne Germany
Dear Mr. Ronald Lauder,On this special day, I wish you all the very best, all the joy you can ever have and may you be blessed abundantly today, tomorrow and the days to come! I feel honored to have the opportunity to work with you together and being able to see the wonderful outcome of our devotion. Avraham Avinu only started his career as a Jewish leader at the age of 70, so I am happily looking forward to the next years of your Jewish leadership. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Yours,
—Sara Bald, Lauder Acheinu, Lviv, Ukraine
Dear Mr. Lauder,Mazal tov on your birthday! You have enriched thousands of children and their parents with hope, surrounded their hearts with happiness, blessed their souls with love, and filled their lives with laughter. You gave a girt of education and a proud Jewish identity that has ensured a successful and fruitful future for many precious students. May you and Mrs. Lauder enjoy good health and share nachas from your wonderful family and from your forever grateful extended family! With love and respect,
—Jacob Biderman, Lauder Chabad Campus, Vienna, Austria
Dear Ronald,Jewish tradition teaches that a birthday is a day of reflection about our mission in this world. Clearly, you were designated to a meaningful historical mission. As you are reaching seventy, I am confident that you may be proud of your unbelievable achievements so far. You made a difference on a global scale! Your contribution to Jewish life in our generation, especially in the field of education, will imprint your name for ever in history. Still, our Torah sages teach us that one may never be content with what he had reached so far and should always strive for more - being that the soul which is a godly spark, has infinite power. In this sense, I wish you, to use the words of King David in Psalms, “May you go from strength to strength” accompanied by your dear family, in good health and happiness! With hearty best wishes, also on behalf of my wife Edla and the staff members in our kindergartens, schools, teachers’ Academy and University in Vienna – all proudly bearing your name. Yours,
—Anna Szeszler, Former Principal Lauder Javne School, Budapest, Hungary
Dear Ronald,Your birthday is special day of your life. Your life, your vision, your philanthropy influenced and helped in changing many more life in Eastern -Central Europe! As the former principal of Lauder School, Budapest, I feel proud to be part of your team that participated in the process of fulfilling your vision through these past 25 years. As a result of the rebirth of Jewish education, we find former “Lauder- students” among the active members and leaders of different Jewish organizations all over Europe they could be find in science, art, media, technology, education and many more areas. But let me be personal; Thank you for your continuous trust! I am glad I spent most of my professional life working under the umbrella of the Lauder Foundation. Congratulation, I wish you my best “bis 120”!
—Chanie Myers – Principal, and the Staff and Students of the Lauder Gan Menachem Kindergarten, Bratislava, Slovakia
Dear Mr. Lauder,On behalf of all past and present students and staff of the Lauder Gan Menachem Kindergarten in Bratislava, Slovakia, we want to wish you a very happy birthday, and many more, "ad 120 shana"-- until 120 years old! May G-d bless you and yours with good mental and physical health, spiritual strength and peace of mind, success and satisfaction in your endeavors, abundant finances, and true "Yiddishe naches"-- much continued pride and joy from your family and the many students whom you have helped provide with a Jewish education. May their merit always stand you in good stead, and may you see only open, revealed blessing and goodness in all that you do, now and always. With heartfelt Mazel Tov and warmest wishes,
—Rabbi Seth Braunstein, Director, The Szarvas Fellowships, and Sasha Friedman, Director, Camp Szarvas
Dear Mr. Lauder,On behalf of Camp Szarvas and its over 25,000 alumni we want to wish you a very Happy Birthday. It is because of your initiative that this camp has been at the center of the re-emergence of Jewish life across Eastern, Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Across North America thousands of people are inspired by the incredible work of the foundation through the voices of the over 800 N. American alumni who have been transformed by their experience on The Szarvas Fellowships. As this note is written, we are sitting in Israel with each of the country leaders at Camp Szarvas. It is inspiring to think about this momentous day that you are celebrating as we plan the upcoming summer at Camp Szarvas. Our theme this coming summer will be "Breishit- beginnings", the focus of the summer will be learning about moments in Jewish history when we as a people have re-imagined our current circumstances and future based on a deep respect for our past. It is our hope that the campers will take these powerful messages and be inspired to develop and build their own Jewish identities. Thank you again for all that you have given and continue to give to make the "magic" and impact of Camp Szarvas a reality. It would be wonderful to celebrate your special birthday this summer in Camp Szarvas along with the camp's 25th anniversary summer!
—Gábor Horányi, Principal Lauder Javne School, Budapest, Hungary
Dear Mr. Lauder,It is my pleasure to wish you all the best on the occasion of your birthday on behalf of the whole Budapest Lauder community. It is my great pleasure to have been working with you on building a stronger Jewish community in Budapest and I am looking forward to continue this work for many years. May this year keep you in good health and bring you success in all of your endeavors. Boldog születésnapot – as we say it in Hungarian! Best regards,
—Aliza, Yulia and Dara, Lauder Etz Chaim School, Moscow, Russia
Dear Mr. Lauder,It is over 25 years since you visited Auschwitz and decided to rebuild Jewish life in eastern Europe through education. Your vision and ability to follow through with patience and consistency has truly changed the world. Lauder Etz Chaim Moscow takes this opportunity to wish you a happy birthday. May I HaShem bless you with many more in good health and may you have endless "nachas" from all your thousands of children world wide. Much love and appreciation,
—The Children, the Team and Judith Zinner of the Lauder Beth Zion School, Berlin, Germany
Mazal Tov Mr. Lauder!If you stop for a minute on your 70th birthday, and take a look back, you can say with satisfaction that your days and your fortune were not spent in vain! All the many thousands of Jewish children who enjoyed your generosity all over Europe can testify, that without The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation a high percentage of them would have been lost to the Jewish Nation. As the Talmud says: "Whoever saves one life of Israel, saves the world entire” (Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 4;5). Mr. Lauder, you have saved many worlds! We wish you many more years of health and activity, so that you may continue your invaluable work for many more years to come.
—The Lauder-Reut Team and Tova Ben Nun Cherbis, Chair, The Ronald S Lauder Foundation Romania, The Lauder Reut Educational Complex, Bucharest, Romania
Dear President and Founder Ronald S. Lauder,On your anniversary, we are sending our sincerest wishes of a long, healthy and happy life, many years from now on. Ad 120! For us, you are a parent, the greatest mentor, a model and a friend. Thank you for giving us the opportunity of our lifetime. You have built a bright future for us, with the bricks of the Jewish heritage and the tools of the Jewish legacy. Thank you for bringing back to life, and teaching us about the universal values of the Jewish culture, from which the first one is by far, and for all times: EDUCATION. Happy birthday, dear Mr. Lauder! The students, parents and families of the Lauder-Reut kindergarten, elementary, junior and senior high school,
—Leo Pavlat, Lauder Gur Aryeh / Ohr Chadash Schools, Prague, Czech Republic
Dear Mr. Lauder,I would like to congratulate you on your 70th birthday. It has been my privilege to knowyou in person for 17 years and it is an honor to be one of those who in their modest way contribute to the fulfillment of your wonderful visions. As one of the leading figures of world Jewry, as a founder and patron of the foundation bearing your name, your achievements have been tremendous. I wish you many healthy, prosperous and happy years to come – at least ad me'ah v'esrim shanah. I hope this will not take long and that I will soon be able to welcome you in Prague. Warm regards,
—Becca Lazarova, Lauder ORT School, Sofia, Bulgaria
Dear Mr. Lauder,On behalf of all our students, I would like to thank you for your dedication and devotion, for your love for the children, for your generosity. For everything that you do to change the life of our school and our students! I wish good health, personal happiness, long and meaningful life! Happy birthday! With great respect.
—Rabbi Dr. Kotel DaDon, Chief Rabbi in Croatia, Lauder Hugo-Kon School, Zagreb, Croatia
Dear Mr. Lauder,On behalf of the Bet Israel Jewish Community of Croatia and on behalf of The Jewish Elementary School Lauder- Hugo Kon in Zagreb, Croatia, I wish you a happy birthday! Many more years of good deeds and Jewish education, all in good health and happiness till 120. With warm regards.
—Mati Pawlak, Director of the Lauder-Morasha Schools in Warsaw, Poland
Dear Mr. Ambassador Lauder,On behalf of the Lauder-Morasha School, all the students, staff and management, I would like to wish you a lot of happiness, smile, health and satisfaction from all your wonderful projects. We are sending you a blessing for this special birthday that Jewish communities will continue growing thanks to you excellent schools. Happy Birthday!!!!