A network of Holocaust survivors have agreed to serve as “adoptees” for our eighth grade students.  These connections provide a vital link to the events of the Holocaust in a time when there are fewer survivors living to tell their own stories.

The process begins with a dialogue between survivor and adopter.  Through a series of meetings held at RSNS under the supervision of Rabbi Jodie Siff, the students become “surrogate survivors,” committed to learning and re-telling their survivors’ story to the next generation.  Students in this program agree to speak about their survivors in the year 2045, the 100th anniversary of the camps’ liberation.