Students in grades five through seven from Hillel Community Day School, Destiny Christian Academy and residents from Jewish Senior Life honored Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on April 12.
The yearlong program of Better Together shared a special moment focused on cultural resistance: fighting back through music, art, and poetry. Groups, comprised of students from both schools and seniors from the Jewish, home analyzed artwork, quotes and poems. In their analysis, students and seniors dug look further into each piece. Each group then presented their findings to the larger group. After the presentation was a shared a moment of silence with the lighting of a memorial candle. Students and seniors then shared lunch together.
This event is part of a yearlong program, Better Together. Hillel Community Day School fifth- through seventh-graders partner with a resident of the Jewish Home during monthly visits around a Jewish theme or holiday.
Destiny Christian Academy’s principal, Lavonda Lofton, faculty and students were a part of the program; and Meghan Bevins, director of recreational therapy at Jewish Senior Life, brought her residents to share their perspective during Yom Hashoah. Pauline Rosenberg and Rabbi Adam Aranov helped organize and facilitate the event.
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