Bais Yaakov Holocaust Exhibit Featured at State Capitol
The remarkable students at Bais Yaakov of Waterbury, the Girls High School now located in Naugatuck, created a poignant and moving Holocaust exhibit. Federation President Pauline Zimmerman and I had the opportunity to view the display when we last visited Bais Yaakov. In a message to the community after that visit, I noted that the exhibit both commemorates the Shoah and highlights hope for the future. I also encouraged everyone to view the display. Thanks to the efforts of Sen. Joan Hartley, the students were able to showcase their work in the Concourse of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. As a result, the Governor, other elected officials and the many members of the public who visit the Capitol also had the opportunity to experience this meaningful exhibit.
The Federation is proud to be in a position to provide educational grants to Bais Yaakov and other synagogue and days schools to support their important role in educating the next generation of our Jewish community. However, we are even more proud of the quality of the Jewish education being provided by our Jewish schools and the quality of the students who benefit from that education.