Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Elie Wiesel came to visit JPDS yesterday, and then spoke later in the evening at the Synagogue at Sixth and I. That is where Jack will be Bar Mitzvah'ed next December. Your brother and Dani Kupfer were chosen to ask Elie Wiesel a question.

I was proud of Jack to get that honor. He did well.

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From: Naomi Reem
Date: Wed, May 28, 2008 at 6:05 PM
Subject: [PARENTS] Elie Wiesel's visit

Dear Parents,

Yesterday was a really special day for JPDS, one of those that will stay with us for a long time. This morning, we were all basking in the glow of Elie Wiesel’s visit to our school and his conversation with Leon Wieseltier in the evening. It was an uplifting experience, which I hope will stay with the children forever. The connection that Elie Wiesel established with each child, his warmth, and his outlook of faith and hope on life, were truly inspirational.

I am sending you the links to some of the press coverage. Enjoy it, especially the video clip in which Mr. Wiesel sings for the children. It may bring tears to your eyes, as it did to mine.


Naomi Reem
Head of School
Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation's Capital
6045 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-291-5737, ext. 105

Check out Ari and Max Kanefield!

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