Lower School Yom HaShoah Commemoration

The Lower School commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) was conducted by our 4th grade students. The program included essays in Hebrew written by our 4th graders, from the perspective of the Jewish partisans who fought against the Nazis. There was a particular focus on Hannah Senesch. The children lit six memorial candles, representing the six million Jewish lives that were lost. In kindergarten and first grade the children heard age-appropriate literary selections which provided an introduction to the topic. Teachers in all classrooms followed up with sensitively guided discussions. Yellow memorial candles were lit and allowed to burn throughout the day. At recess time the children walked past the beautiful flowers that bloomed from the bulbs that were planted on Kristallnacht back in November.