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To commemorate Yom HaShoah, Moriah’s middle school students participated in meaningful programs throughout the day. As middle school students entered the beit knesset for Shacharit, they were greeted by six candles lit prior to davening to honor the lives of those who were lost in the Holocaust. Later in the morning, Moriah played a siren, and Rabbi Alter spoke about the importance of the day. Mrs. Schwartz read the book “Nicky and Vera” by Peter Sis to the fifth and sixth grade students. The book is about the righteous gentile Nicolas Winston who saved 669 children by arranging their transport from Czechoslovakia to England. At the end of that reading, all fifth and sixth graders worked on kindness pledges in their classrooms with the pasuk from Tehillim 89: “For I have said, the world shall be built with loving kindness” as the theme. Later on, all seventh and eighth graders watched the moving 2019-2020 “Names, Not Numbers©” documentary which told the stories of eight survivors and their perilous journeys. At the end of the film, Mrs. Schwartz reinforced the magnitude of the faith/emunah that these survivors maintained. All students were asked to reflect on this morning’s programs, and how they can become even stronger Jews. Moriah middle school students and teachers sponsored the day’s learning in memory of the six million lives lost in the Holocaust, and all of Gemara and Chumash classes learned Mishnayot throughout the day.

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