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MTA Seniors Discover Vibrancy of Pre-WWII Jewish Communities

On Monday, September 16, MTA seniors visited the Museum of Jewish Heritage, where they learned about the vibrant Jewish communities that thrived in pre-WWII Europe. This experiential learning opportunity highlighted the strength, vitality and dedication to Torah and mitzvot that were prevalent in many cities throughout Europe and simultaneously demonstrated the vulnerability of the Jewish community. For seniors participating in the “Names, Not Numbers©” elective course in which they will create their own Holocaust documentary, the trip was a necessary introduction to appreciating the devastation that was experienced during the Holocaust. Talmidim also participated in a workshop on ethical wills, where they studied several that were written to the children and grandchildren of those who perished at the hands of the Nazis. These ethical wills, designed to pass ethical values from one generation to the next, discussed ethics, morality and what it means to be part of Klal Yisrael.

They inspired talmidim to reflect on their core values and begin to plan how they can make their own unique contributions to the Jewish community.

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