THE JEWISH STUDENT UNION CLUB OF EAST MEADOW HS CREATES A MEMORABLE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL PROGRAM
In observance of Yom Hashoa, with the slogan of “Never Forget,” the Jewish Student Union Club (JSU) of East Meadow High School presented a Holocaust Memorial program to over 300 students and faculty. Some weeks prior, the students were also hard at work in researching and creating a Holocaust museum that is now on display in the hallways of the school.
The program commenced with a candle lit procession in which students read emotionally moving biographies of children who perished in the Holocaust, following which, a student showed a PowerPoint presentation about people who died, the camps they were in and SS members who were their persecutors.
Edward Weinstein, who fled after being shot in the lung, was one of the only people to ever escape from Treblinka. He told his story to those present.
“He was incredible,” said Rabbi Steven Burg, International Director of NCSY, who attended the program. “The presentation was both powerful and moving,” declared Adam Jerozolim, Director of the East Meadow JSU Club.
Craig Berman, JSU student president, Amanda Goodman, JSU member and teacher Sherry Lombardo, played major roles in the success of the program.
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