Yavneh Boys Sixth Form have recently returned from an inspiring five-day journey to Poland.
They visited the camps of Belzecm, Majdanek, Plaszow and Auschwitz-Birkenau, to understand the horrors of the Shoah and paid their respects at mass graves in Josefow and Zbylitowska Góra.
They learned in the famed Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin, Davened at the Graves of the Noam Elimelech of Lizhensk and Izhbitzer, visited the rebuilt shul in Gilgoraj, and spent a beautiful Shabbos in Krakow where they Davened Maariv in the famed Temple Shul, shared an awe inspiring Oneg with Rabbi Silberman, Davened Mincha in the Rema’s Shul, toured the ancient Jewish city and visited the building where Sarah Schenirer began the revolution in education with the Beis Yaakov school system. They also visited her memorial on the edge of the Plaszow Camp.
The trip was led by Mr.Leventhall and Rabbi Ari Silberman in conjunction with JRoots.
Students in Year 12 and 13 Yavneh have just returned from a journey to Poland led by Mr. Leventhall and Rabbi Ari Silberman, learning of the challenges and experiences of Jews in Europe during the Shoah. Whilst in Poland they have reflected on their journey through a unique Photography Reflections Project with Mr. Leventhall, Head of History. "Student photographic and written reflections provide a unique insight into their perception and empathy of a challenging subject, and revealing hidden depths and pride in their Jewish and community identities."
This is the fifth year students have participated in this project. Their responses can be viewed online in the document attached and in the main school foyer exhibition area.
Well done all.
Volunteering time for learning inside and outside school is key characteristic of the Yavneh experience. Three morning's a week, the pre-shacharis chabura sees 15+ year 11 to 13s guided and inspired by Rabbi Shmuel Schwartz which is also incredible. Additionally, outside school, under direction of ex-Head Boy, Saul Bishop, 30+ boys gather at Vine Street Shul twice a week.
A special mention to; Y11s Joshua Glickman, Otti Hassleton, Shlomo Bookatz and Menachem Bruck, who impressively attend both chaburas.
When you're e Yavneh Boy, you're always a Yavneh Boy. Mazal Tov Osher Landes on the occasion of his wedding to Michal Blank and for gathering so many old boys together:
L-R: Noah Haber, Joshua Rabinowitz, Daniel Rabinowitz, Aryeh Haffner, Osher Landes, Eli Maman, Elisha Dytch, Aaron Labaton, Simon Glass and Jacob Feddy.
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The Year 12 Siyum with Dayan Steiner has been featured in the Jewish Weekly News.
Come check out the article and review of Joseph and Zalman's achievements.
Year 12 boys Joseph Seitler and Zalman Coleman celebrated their completion of Mishnayot with a Siyum in the presence of Dayan Steiner and the whole school together. Dayan Steiner praised the boys and their 'model example' and for their 'love and devotion to learning'. The celebration continued with the whole school together with food from Taam and a Kumzits.
Mazal Tov, boys.