The Yeshivah of Flatbush High School Class of 1997 reunion was held on December 22nd, 2007. Although the vast majority of students were invited to bring guests to the reunion, some students were singled out and received emails from the Flatbush Administration barring them from bringing a guest. This is completely inconsistent with the value of \'Hachnassat Orchim\' which we, as Flatbush alumni, hold dear. In addition, a book of alumni biographies was circulated at the reunion. Some alumni biographies were censored. I, a Yeshivah of Flatbush student/alumnus/affiliate, urge the Yeshivah of Flatbush to begin an \'Open Reunion\' Policy: (i) everyone returning to their reunion should be entitled to bring a guest. No one should ever again feel the need to stay home because of alumni profiling. (ii) barring the use of inappropriate language, alumni biographies should faithfully represent the submission of the alumnus, and not be censored or tampered with in any way.
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Ray Antoky, United States2 years ago Comments: We are talking about REUNIONS here, not halacha. We go to a reunion to see our old classmates with whom we may or may not have remained friends with. For me it’s about the people we went to school with and the choices they made in their lives that they choose to share with their former classmates. If they think it’s important to bring a significant other to the party that should be their right. What if a classmate married out? In other words she married a GOY! Hey it happens. Does she have the right to bring her Black movie star husband to the reunion? It’s her life and if she wants to share her choices with the rest of us so be it. It doesn’t mean the school okays mixed marriages. If a classmate married a Reform Jewess who is now a RABBI should that be deemed unacceptable? I have just received my invite to the 50th of the class of ’63. To the alumni committee it seems to be another chance at FUND RAISING. Sell the school and ask for a handout. Leave your dough to the school seems to be the message, or at least a nice, fat donation. My opinion is that the reunion should just be for fun, no politics, no judgments. And no appeals for handouts. And certainly each person should have the right to bring a date, spouse or not, irrespective of race or religion. It’s a REUNION not a REFERENDUM.
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