The Weber School has once again joined hands in planting the seeds of memory and resilience as part of The Daffodil Project—an endeavor that has grown into a global movement of remembrance. This poignant initiative, embraced during a recent Kehillah, was highlighted by an address from Andrea Vidalefsky, the project’s founder, who expressed heartfelt gratitude to the school and its students for their ongoing commitment.
"The Daffodil Project stands as a living memorial to the 1.5 million children lost during the Holocaust and serves as a beacon of hope amidst ongoing genocides and humanitarian crises," Vidalefsky remarked at the event. Her words echoed the collective determination to fight against rising hatred and antisemitism, particularly resonant during a week marking the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
Vidalefsky's address was accompanied by the powerful testimony of Emily Yechezkel, a third-generation Holocaust survivor, and was given additional weight by the presence of Atlanta Shinshinim, joining in solidarity during these challenging times.
The Weber School's participation in the project is a tangible expression of the school's dedication to educating its students about the Holocaust and instilling the values of justice and remembrance. Over 2,500 daffodils now bloom on campus—a contribution to the over 860,000 flowers planted worldwide in places of memory and reflection. With every daffodil that blooms, Weber students carry forward the message of "Am Yisrael Chai"—The People of Israel Live—ensuring that the lessons of history are neither forgotten nor repeated.
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.