On Friday, November 9, we commemorated Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass, which took place in Germany and Austria on November 9 and 10, 1938. These events mark the beginning of the Holocaust.

In grades 2-4, there was a short program led by our librarians, Sonia Kozlovsky and Laurie Margolies. The children listened to the book Joseph and One, which in an age-appropriate way, touches upon dramatic changes in the life of a young girl during this terrible time. As in previous years, the commemoration concluded with our newly elected student council officers leading in the planting of daffodil bulbs in the garden as a symbol of hope and renewal. In the spring when we commemorate Yom HaShoa, we will take the students outside to witness our flowers in full bloom.