Just a few days prior to Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), on May 1, 2016, a group of fourteen CBT 7th and 8th grade students took a day-long excursion to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
Together with their CBT Holocaust teacher, Anne Crystal, guest Jewish youth educator Ariel Glantz, and Rabbi Lisa Eiduson, the group boarded an early morning flight to our nation's capital, spent several hours touring the Museum, explored the National Mall, and returned to Boston that same evening.
The students had been well-prepared for the experience - both intellectually and socially. Many of the students commented that their day at the Museum, while difficult, helped to make their studies come to life in a way that enabled them to maximize their experience at the Museum.
While the weather that day was cold and rainy, none of the students seemed to mind in the least. At the end of their four hour experience in the Museum, the students were grateful to have learned together and to have witnessed a part of Jewish history as young adults.