Sunday, May 4, 2014

Yom Ha-Shoah

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.

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