We began last week with a moving commemoration of Yom HaShoah. Students in grades 5 through 12 were invited to the gym where they first lit a candle before taking their seat. Six large candles were then lit on stage, each in memory of another group of our people who were lost. After a student led song, kel maleh, a few readings and some words from me, the high school students reenacted the thoughts of a survivor as he saw his victory over Hitler played out in the Jewish continuity of his grandchildren. The assembly ended with a moving video and Ha-Tikvah.
This week brings us both Yom HaZikaron and Yom Haatzmaut which are sure to be both inspiring and uplifting for all of our students.