Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy
Harry A. Epstein Campus
13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville, MD 20853-3012
(301) 962-9400; Fax (301) 962-3991; www.mjbha.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 29, 2010
CONTACT: Samantha Friedman, Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications,
(202) 265-3000 (o) or (202) 215-9260 (c), firstname.lastname@example.org
Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy’s Statement on the Montgomery County Education and Management and Fiscal Policy Committees’ Support for Purchase of Aspen Hill Site
ROCKVILLE, MD — The Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy issued the following statement in response to the Montgomery County Education and Management and Fiscal Policy Committees’ public worksession today, during which the members of the two committees expressed approval for the Academy’s purchase of its Aspen Hill site from the County: The Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy’s more than 700 students, Board of Directors, parents, teachers, staff and alumni are appreciative that the Montgomery County Education and Management and Fiscal Policy Committees came to a conclusion in favor of our school’s exercise of our right to purchase. After thorough discussion of the proposal, the members of the two committees realized the mutual benefits to both the Berman Hebrew Academy and the greater Montgomery County community.
As we move one step closer to a full County Council vote on the purchase, we wish to reiterate our gratitude for the strong and diverse array of support we’ve received thus far. We are proud to be a part of the Aspen Hill community, where we have built many relationships over the past 14 years, and we are grateful that so many Montgomery County residents – whether they send their children to public, private or parochial school – understand the often untold value of diversity in educational options.
The Council is scheduled to vote on the issue tomorrow at 1:50 p.m. We trust that the members of the Council will take into account the support of both the Planning Board and the Education and Management and Fiscal Policy Committees, as well as the great show of public support demonstrated at the November 23 public hearing, when they vote on this critical matter.