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Saturday, July 20, 2019

To commemorate Yom HaShoah, fourth grade students viewed Yavneh Academy’s Torah scroll from Vyskov, Czechoslovakia, which was rescued from the Nazis. The Torah was presented by the Class of 1985. The curtain for the Torah scroll showcase is only raised once a year, on Yom HaShoah. Yavneh faculty member Azi Steiner sat in front of the Torah and sang the moving song, “Place Where I Belong.” The song tells the experiences and feelings of a Torah scroll in the first person, from its creation by a scribe in Kiev and regular use there in a shul, to its eventual resting place in an American museum.