Friday, April 20, 2018


Yom HaShoah at RYNJ: Remembering Through Positive Action

On Yom HaShoah, the RYNJ sixth and seventh grade students had a very meaningful program to remember the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust. The mood was set in the darkened shul with very little red light from the spotlights shining down on six candles commemorating the people that died in the Holocaust. The

Ma’ayanot Marks Yom HaShoah

Ma’ayanot commemorated Yom HaShoah with a candle-lighting ceremony after tefillah and a kumzitz in which faculty members and students shared personal stories to honor survivors and remember family members who perished during the Holocaust. Students were also privileged to hear from Frima Laub, a survivor from

BPY Observes Yom HaShoah and Unity Week

Ben Porat Yosef students observed Yom HaShoah through their interaction with survivors. Fourth grade student learned from Norbert Bikales about what life was like growing up in Berlin and being a part of the famous Kindertransport; fifth graders heard from Arthur Spielman who spoke about his experiences

Yeshivat He’Atid Remembers

On Thursday, Yeshivat He’Atid commemorated Yom HaShoah. After tefillah, students in grades 1-6 gathered for a brief ceremony which included a candle lighting ceremony, followed by students joining together to sing Hatikvah and Ani Ma’amin before returning to class.

Moriah Middle School Commemorates the Shoah

With each year that passes since the end of World War II, it becomes more and more important to share stories from Holocaust survivors, keep these stories alive and to never forget. This year to prepare for Yom HaShoah, Moriah middle school learned about different aspects of the Shoah through various poems and

MTA Seniors Lead Meaningful Yom HaShoah Program

MTA seniors who participated in a nine-day trip to Poland led by the “Names, Not Numbers©” organization earlier this year, coordinated a meaningful school-wide Yom HaShoah program. Students described their experience visiting Polish towns with rich Jewish histories and touring concentration camps with

JEC Lower School Observes Yom HaShoah

The JEC Lower School observed Yom HaShoah with a selection of meaningful opportunities for the different grade levels. The third graders listened to “Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust,” by Eve Bunting. This tale introduced a key and age-appropriate theme, standing up against hate. In preparation

Yavneh Academy Marks Yom HaShoah

On Yom HaShoah, Yavneh Academy lower school students viewed the school’s Torah scroll which was rescued from the Nazis from Vyskov, Czechoslovakia, and presented by the Class of 1985. The curtain for the Torah scroll showcase is only raised once a year, on Yom HaShoah. Yavneh faculty member Azi Steiner sang with

Yeshivat Noam Fourth Graders Bake Challah With Their Teachers

RKYHS Students Remember the Holocaust and Heroism

RKYHS brought students together for Yom HaShoah to hear inspiring stories of survival, to remember those who were murdered and to honor those who survived. Students heard from Michael Zieger, a child survivor who fled Nazi persecution and lived for two terrifying years in unspeakable conditions under the barn of a

SAR High School Observes Yom HaShoah With Witness Theater

This past Yom HaShoah SAR HS students, parents and community members were treated to SAR’s fourth production of Witness Theater. The program, conceived by Irit and Ezra Dagan in collaboration with JDC-Eshel in Israel and run in the U.S. in conjunction with the UJA, Selfhelp and the Claims Conference, pairs Holocaust survivors

SAR Academy Students Observe Yom HaShoah

On Thursday, April 12, the students and faculty observed Yom HaShoah at SAR Academy. As students in grades two through eight gathered on the steps, Rabbi Binyamin Krauss, principal, told the students that on Pesach, we ask questions and today, we also ask questions—many questions that cannot be