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14 TDSV Students pose with a man in a colonial period uniform. TDS study history in Yorktown By Sid Bridge who were all effected by British The Fourth and Fifth grades of Torah Day School took their study of the American Revolution and Virginia History to Yorktown, where they visited the historic battlefield and sight of Cornwal- lis' surrender to Washington's Army. History came to life for the eager students as they saw mus- kets f'tred and viewed a surgical hospital and a colonial farm. "Our students were able to per- ceive the colonists as real people 'rORAH DAY SCHOOL OF VIRGINIA TDSV Is Accepting Appllcatlons for Enrollment Tuition Assislance is Available Please Contact us at: Phone: 757-686-2480 principal @ ,. J rule, and who were all drawn into the conflict in one way or anoth- er," Rabbi Isaac Entin, Principal of Torah Day School of Virginia, said. Future events planned for Torah Day students include a First Landing State Park Marine Biolo- gy Walk and a trip to the Chrysler Museum of Art. For more infor- mation, visit Torah Day's web page at Tidewater Basketball Camp at JCC August 18-22 hWuakm  ccge pWje and cot Boy8 md g 0gee e-l Coot $155 (w mm mt=u F., ,n, " S o, jN  423-0563 Kosher Place Your Blintzes Headquarters for Shavout. Southeastern Virginia Jewish News June 1,2003 Torah Day Students hear Holocaust Survivor By Dvora Entin The students of Torah Day School of Virginia recently heard Mrs. Elizabeth Lacher share her Holocaust experiences. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Mrs. Lacher described the horrors of the ghetto, the cramped quarters of a five-to- a-room apartment, and the painful, desperate survival in Dachau and Bergen-Belsen. Local Cub Scout Pba.Ck takes on a ig commu.nuty servnce prolect Cub Scout Pack #488, sponsored by Temple Beth Chaverim has adopted a com- munity Mitvah project. It was brought to the pack's attention by one of the newest Entry Level Tiger Cubs Scouts. The Scout Pack is asking for donations of all varieties of aluminum cans with any type of pop-tops. The pop- tops are being donated to the local Ronald McDonald House in Norfolk, Virginia. These pop tops will be used to help fund the Ronald McDonald House, giving families the opportunity to be able to stay there when a child has been hospitalized. It was a unanimous vote for all the Cub Scout Dens in the entire pack to help with this project. The Scouts will supply any person or any company will- ing to assist in this project with collection containers. Pick up service will also be available for those who are not able to drop off the alu- minum cans. The Scouts will remove the pop- tops and deliver them to the Ronald McDonald House to help sup- port the needs of the families and the children who stay there, regardless of their abili- ty to pay. It takes 1,267 pop-tops to make one pound of alu- minum! Needed are soda cans and any other type of aluminum tops that have pull- tabs, such as fruit cups and other snack or beverages con- miners. Those wishing further information, collection mate- rials or to schedule pickups, may call (757) 479-0833. Left to Right: Aaron Newcome-Beill, Mrs. Dvora Entin, Mrs. Elizabeth Lacher, David Swain, Jacob Slone, Jacob Herzberg. When asked about the libera- tion, Mrs. Lacher responded with schoolgirl excitement. Her face lit up as she described the U.S. sol- diers throwing packs of cigarettes to them and she laughed at the lack of matches. When asked about the escape, Mrs. Lacher answered with conviction that, "Even though I' was blond and blue-eyed and could easily have passed as a German woman, I was born a Jew and I will die a Jew- now or later." She also told the students about a treasured fur-lined coat that she was miraculously able to retain throughout the war and credits it with her survival. The students were moved by her message and understand the responsibility they now have to tell future generations about their history. Mrs. Lacher believes it is enough for the students to learn about it as one learns about any piece of history. Prior to speaking, Mrs. Lacher defined a hero as someone who contributed something special to society; she sees herself not as a hero, but simply as a survivor. With full respect, I believe that Mrs. Lacher is, indeed, a hero. The Torah Day students mark Yom Ha'atzmaut By Sid Bridge" Torah Day Elementary school students celebrated the creation of Minat Yisrael with a variety of crafts that reflect the multifaceted nature of Israel's many colorful cities. Projects ranged from can- die making from the holy city of Tsefat to sand art and a lesson on the beautiful coastal city of Eilat. Middle school students created an ad campaign for Israel, com- bining their desktop publishing skills with research into the histo- ry if the State of Israel both pre and post !948. lessons of humility, of faith of conviction, of strength, and courage are the most significant of gifts that can be given to society. Remembrance By Peter Medvinsky To American soldiers From the Normandy beaches To the Czech towns spread Lie in Europe's soil legions Of American Dead. Crushed by tanks, hit by bulletS Fighting to save the world College boys from Saint Louis, Lumbermen from Vermont. Their valor freed Holland, Their courage saved France - The forever young, fallen Brave America's sons. Like grim islands, forlornly, Scattered all over lie Their graveyards - the only Land that they occupy. 2003 by Peter Medvinsky All rights reserved Peter Medvinsky is a U.$' poet of a Russian/Jewish back" ground. He has lived in the LI.S. since 1981. Medvinsky been writing poetry in EnglisP since 1998. His poetry has b published by many U S Jewi perodicals including" sortae of the major ones. He currently lives in Ne York. Write to Peter MedvinSk'Y at pmweml @angelfire.corn His poem "Ambush" w published in the Southeaster Virginia Jewish News in Marcia of 2001.