St. John Fisher School’s eighth grade is currently studying the Holocaust and reading the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel. Students began this unit with a trip to the Museum of Tolerance in West Los Angeles, where they learned the importance of tolerance in defeating hate wherever it is found.  Recently, they welcomed alumna Sabrina Rice and her mother, who answered questions on their Jewish faith and traditions.  In addition, Sabrina demonstrated her training on the shofar, which echoed beautifully through the hallways, and Mrs. Rice treated the students to traditional apple challah.  The final project for this unit is a piece of art or writing dedicated to the memories of a specific Holocaust survivor.  The top three projects in the class will be the SJF entries for the Annual Chapman University Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.

Anne-Marie Hudani
St. John Fisher School Principal

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