On Sunday, former classmates and the family of the late Leonard Borger, gathered at Hasmonean High School for Boys for a special commemorative event.
The Class of ’91 boys collectively raised more than £30,000 last year in memory of Mr Borger and this was donated to the school to purchase 15 Clevertouch interactive screens, each carrying a plaque in memory of the former student.
Rabbi Jeremy Golker and Rabbi Barry Lerer spoke at the event about Leonard’s joi de vivre as well as his enthusiasm for new technology.
Leonard’s wife, Mrs Le’at Borger, said: “Leonard was a wonderful father and husband. He had immense faith and he was very spiritual in his outlook throughout life. He liked to help others in the community and he was well known for his IT skills and giving tzedaka.”
Former school friend Jeremy Kanzen said, on behalf of the Class of 1991; “Leonard was a remarkable individual who left an indelible mark on the lives of his classmates. His gentle and kind nature endeared him to everyone who knew him.
Leonard’s fascination with computers and technology was infectious. He inspired many of us to pursue our own interests in these fields.
We came together to raise money for our school, Hasmonean, where we all shared so many memories. We know that Leonard would have been proud of our efforts, and we hope that the screens will benefit future generations of students who attend Hasmonean. Rest in peace, dear friend.”
Hasmonean MAT CEO, Andrew McClusky, thanked the Borger family and alumni for their contribution and commented: “These screens help to bring teaching to life in Jewish Studies, Science and IT classrooms. For this we are extremely grateful”.