SKOKIE, Unwell. (TOC) — Usually, highschool college students do not discover their faculty lunches outstanding sufficient for a photograph.
However for these Niles North Jewish college students, this can be a luxurious that they did not have till now.
“We’ve got all the time had unease that we needed to convey our personal lunches whereas each different college students had a chance to get lunches,” mentioned Stone Schwartz, a Niles North pupil.
District 219 is now providing kosher meals at Niles North and Niles West excessive colleges.
Kosher meals are meals that conform to Jewish dietary legal guidelines.
“Lots of us simply needed to have a scorching lunch at college,” mentioned Eva Spiro, a Niles North pupil.
Jewish college students and their mother and father started pushing in earnest for kosher meals after the district added halal choices to the menu on the excessive colleges for Muslim college students.
“I used to be impressed with the district’s response. They have been keen and joyful to assist us make this occur,” mentioned Rabbi Yochanan Posner of Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie.
Dr. Anne Zavell, a Niles North trainer, mentioned she’s already seen a distinction in Jewish college students in simply two weeks.
“It is nice for fairness and inclusiveness. The youngsters are so joyful,” she mentioned.
Posner mentioned Zeldas, a Kosher catering firm, is making the meals for the excessive colleges.
“The message that it sends is that the varsity cares about all ethnicities and minority teams,” mentioned Gaia Levy, a Niles North pupil.
Now for the primary time on this senior’s highschool profession, he would not have to recollect to pack his lunch.
“It’s much more comforting to me. I introduced my lunch day by day. I can simply go within the lunchroom and get some meals,” Schwartz mentioned.
Posner mentioned he is gotten calls from mother and father from different colleges asking how they will make this occur of their district.
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