Gary Weisserman, Head of School
Rychnov Torah Dedication Ceremony
Thursday, May 25, 9:00 a.m.
Bernard Zell Pritzker and Pucker Gymnasium and Performance Space (4th Floor)
Join us tomorrow, May 25, (5 Sivan) as we officially welcome the Torah, Survivor #1089, to Bernard Zell. The foundation for this year’s 8th grade Interdisciplinary Project, this Torah is one of only 1,564 Czech Torah scrolls to survive the Shoah (the Holocaust). This past November, we welcomed the Torah—on permanent loan—and introduced it to its proud, new guardians, the Class of 2023.
An integral member of the Bernard Zell community, this Torah will be passed down each year to be cared for by the next class of 8th graders—l’dor v’dor (generation to generation)!
The ceremony at Bernard Zell is held on Erev Shavuot, a holiday in which we commemorate the Jewish people receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai. We are proud to be able to share this survivor Torah with the community, bringing this mitzvah to life. All parents are welcome and all students are asked to wear white.
Please join us to celebrate!
We are grateful to The Magda Brown Fund for Holocaust Education supported by The Lucas Family, and the Arkes Family in memory of Aron Derman, for their generous support of this initiative.