Yavneh Girls Sixth Form have recently returned from a five-day trip to Poland.
They visited the camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek, Belzec and Plaszow 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 and Izhbitzer, and spent a beautiful Shabbos in Krakow where they Davened Mincha in the Rema’s Shul, toured the ancient Jewish city and visited the Sarah Schenirer’s Beis Yaakov school and her memorial on the edge of the Plazsow Camp.
The trip was led by Rabbi Chaim Cohen and Mrs. Lani Eshel in conjunction with JRoots.
Martin Seitler: I think it’s actually up to us as parents to thank you and your team for leading such a wonderfully powerful experience. It is probably something that will stay with the girls for the rest of their lives.
Angela Seitler: Completely echo this. This was an extraordinary opportunity, delivered with so much care and thoughtfulness. Thank you for everything
Michal Maslin: A huge thank you to all the amazing teachers involved in putting together this life changing and uplifting trip. Many thanks for keeping us informed throughout the trip. It made us feel like we were experiencing it with you.
Jeffrey Gilbert: Hi we would like to thank all those involved in making this trip happen in such crazy times and ensuring the students did not miss this important part of the Yavneh education and etching our their minds such an incredible part of our history but ensuring it was done in a sensitive way Lois & Jeffrey
Shoshanna Giffen: Hi. Thank you all for organising and making such an amazing trip happen for the students and making sure that they did not miss out on this important journey even in such crazy times. We also want to thank you for keeping us updated all the time in such a lovely way. Shoshy and Shmully Giffen
Shoshi Elias: Thank you so much for organising such a special trip and leading them sensitively through an emotionally harrowing trip. It’s definitely changed how my daughter sees her world.
Belinda Kreike: Hello. Gareth and I know how fortunate Dalia is to have you as an educator. She fully appreciates everything and is a credit to Yavnah and your team. Thank you
Liesbeth Harris: Good morning, we just wanted to thank you so much for taking Hadassah on this inspirational trip to Poland and for all your care and guidance during this time, it is certainly an experience that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Thank you again Liesbeth and Daniel Harris