12 Years Later, The Jewish Educational Center Remembers 9/11

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JEC’s third-grade class, led by their teacher Mrs. Zeldy Henner, stands for a moment  of silence and contemplation of 9/11.
JEC’s third-grade class, led by their teacher Mrs. Zeldy Henner, stands for a moment of silence and contemplation of 9/11.

“An event of the magnitude of 9/11 can be commemorated in so many ways,” said Dr. Goldie Grossman, the assistant principal of the Yeshiva of Elizabeth’s elementary division, on the tragic day.

This year, throughout both the early childhood and elementary divisions, age-appropriate classroom discussions and presentations ranged in focus from the 9/11 Memorial to the symbolism of the original towers.

The day itself was marked by a schoolwide moment of silence in all three divisions, including the Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy and Bruriah high schools.

A student presentation to the upper grades of the yeshiva division on “Heroes of 9/11” left many students inspired and awed. “On 9/11 there were many brave people,” said one sixth-grader, “they didn’t even have superpowers like Superman or Batman . . . They had a heart.”

“As the original 9/11 recedes into the past, its lessons are essential as our students grow into citizens of the world,” said Grossman at the culmination of the day’s activities. v

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