Abraham Auerbach—Front & Center
There are special moments in ones life,
One of those was when I met my wife.
When at time I feel sad and forlorn,
I reminisce and recall
when my children were born.
Most fortunate was I to join the senior center,
For it was there that I met Mr. Auerbach,
the Hebrew class mentor.
With a bus and a long walk,
he travels to get to his class,
Individuals like Abraham
are a thing of the past.
As good wine approves with age,
So does Abraham,
he is truly a scholar and a sage.
He leads us in Yiddish and Hebrew songs
And accompanies us with his Mandolin
held at his side.
We look forward to see what he will wear,
Always a white shirt, a tie,
and combed down hair.
"It is never too late to learn,"
he will frequently say,
Every dawn is the start of a brand new day.
You will always have a special place in my heart,
In all of your students' lives,
you play a very special part.#
Leonard Wacholder is a grateful student
of Mr. Auerbach.
Mr. Auerbach is 94 years old and is still teaching languages
and music. He is an inspiration to teachers of all ages, everywhere.