We appreciate and echo the argument of the editor in “Rabbi Elon: Out Of The Classroom,” Editorial, Jan. 3.
We wish to clarify that Bnei Akiva of the U.S. and Canada, the umbrella organization of Bnei Akiva camps and snifim (chapters) across North America, is not connected to the Bnei Akiva school network in Israel or to its U.S. fundraising arm, American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva. We are separate legal entities, with separate boards and management.
We at Bnei Akiva of the U.S. and Canada continue to adhere to strict standards and protocols in all of our camps and youth programs in the interest of the protection of our children and young adults.
While the link is in this article [online version] connects to our website, it would better serve readers by directing to American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva, www.afyba.org.
Rabbi Shaul Feldman Director, Bnei Akiva of the U.S. and Canada
Rabbi Menachem Hecht Assistant Director Bini Dachs Operations Director