After the establishment of the State of Israel, several holidays were added to the Jewish calendar and are observed as national holidays in Israel: Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day), and Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day). The Weber School has various learning opportunities and events for students and parents to commemorate these special holidays.
This week, a cohort of seniors who attended the Abe Besser Israel Poland Experience led our school-wide Yom Hashoah Commemoration Ceremony. In addition to a commemorative candle lighting and time for solemn reflection, the program included a special musical performance and the acknowledgment of the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the story of recently deceased Ukrainian Holocaust survivor Vanda Semyonovna Obiedkova, and the story of Abe Besser, a Holocaust survivor, and Hilbert Margol, a Holocaust liberator.
April 25th, we will honor and remember all of Israel's fallen soldiers with a special Yom Hazikaron address by Anat Sultan-Dadon, Consul General of Israel to the Southeastern United States, thoughts from a special guest who will share the story of their own fallen soldier, and a musical performance.
The following day marks Israel's Day of Independence, Yom Haatzmaut. Weber will celebrate Israel's 75th Anniversary one day later, on April 27, with a diverse set of workshops focused on Israeli education led by Weber faculty and distinguished visiting guests. A celebratory Israeli-inspired lunch with Israeli music will close out the day’s events.
We look forward to continuing our commitment to recognizing and commemorating these important Israeli holidays with these exciting school-wide programs, guest speakers, music, special foods, and the feeling of our wonderful Weber community.
The Weber School, a Jewish Community high school serving students from all Jewish backgrounds, prepares students for success in college and in life with comprehensive academic and co-curricular programs that inspire student exploration, leadership, and Jewish social consciousness. Many of our programs and academies are unique to Weber and can't be found at any other Atlanta-area high schools.
The Felicia Penzell Weber Jewish Community High School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.