“From Holocaust to Revival” was the them this year’s Yom HaShoah program conceived, created and led by the seventh grade class of Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy on Thursday, May 2. Students, staff, parents and friends were moved by the program’s inspirational message, which the seventh graders brought to life through original skits, songs and dance performances.
“I am so proud of the way in which our seventh graders rose to the occasion, accepting the responsibility of integrating all they have learned into an inspirational message, and committing themselves to educating others, so that the stories of those who perished are never forgotten,” said Head of School Jacqueline Herman.
Also on hand to watch the program and light one of the candles lit in memory of the six million Jews who perished was Holocaust survivor Guta Fischel, who is the great-grandparent of a Bi-Cultural kindergarten student.
Said Herman, “It was truly amazing to have four generations of a BCHA family together to watch our commemoration and witness us all committing to ‘never forget.’”