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14-year-old Ella Shani presents to students and faculty Nov. 29. She recounted the day of Oct. 7. when Hamas militants invaded her kibbutz, killing over 100 residents and taking several hostage back to Gaza.

14-year-old Israeli recounts escape from Hamas’ Oct. 7 terror attacks

Connor Tang, Assistant News Editor December 13, 2023

It was a warm evening in kibbutz Be’eri, when 14-year-old Israeli Ella Shani invited 12 of her friends to her house for a Friday night dinner Oct. 6. Gathering in observance of Shabbat, a Jewish day...

History teacher Dror Yaron speaks at a mandatory assembly for students Oct. 23. The presentations were meant to teach students about the broader history behind the Israel-Palestine conflict amid the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

School reacts to Israel-Hamas War and officially designates Oct. 7 attack as terrorism

Alex Dinh, Assistant Features Editor November 14, 2023

In response to the Israel-Hamas war, the school and Jewish Club held a series of mandatory and optional speakers. History and Middle East Studies Teacher Dror Yaron spoke to all sophomores, juniors and...

StandWithUs Senior Educator Charlotte Korchak speaks to listeners in her second visit to the school Oct. 27. She previously visited Oct. 6, before the terrorist attacks in Israel.

StandWithUs educator revisits school to speak about Israel-Hamas War

Connor Tang, Assistant News Editor October 28, 2023

Jewish Club hosted StandWithUs Senior Educator Charlotte Korchak at a speaker event in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Oct. 27. Korchak, who visited the school Oct. 6 one day before Hamas’ terrorist attacks...

History Teacher Dror Yaron presents at an educational assembly for sophomores and juniors Oct. 23. The history teacher spoke on the past of Israel and Palestine and the consequences regarding the current war.

Teacher speaks at school assembly about history of Israel and Palestine

Connor Tang and Justin Tang October 23, 2023

The school held a mandatory assembly for sophomores and juniors to learn about the history behind the ongoing Israel-Hamas war in Taper Gymnasium on Oct. 23. History teacher Dror Yaron provided a historical...

Jewish Club leaders and members stand together at their table. The club organized a public fundraiser for Magen David Adom, a medical organization, that took place on the Quad on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20.

Jewish Club holds fundraiser for Israeli medical organization amid war

Connor Tang and Audrey Kim October 20, 2023

Jewish Club held a fundraiser on the Quad on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 to support medical personnel in Israel in wake of the Israel-Hamas war. Club members brought homemade goods and snacks, and those who make...

History teacher Dror Yaron addresses Jewish club members and listeners in the emergency meeting that was held Oct. 9.

School community responds to Hamas’ terrorist attacks on Israel

Connor Tang, Assistant News Editor October 9, 2023

Jewish Club held an emergency meeting during lunch in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Oct. 9 to discuss the recent attacks on Israel by Hamas — a Palestinian and Islamic militant group —that took place Oct....

Charlotte Korchak (front and center) poses with listeners of the event hosted by Jewish Club and MESA on Oct. 6.

Educator speaks at Jewish Club and MESA event

Connor Tang and Justin Tang October 6, 2023

Jewish Club and Middle Eastern Student Alliance (MESA) hosted guest speaker Charlotte Korchak in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Oct. 6 during lunch. Korchak works for StandWithUs, a non-profit organization dedicated...

Israeli activist Noa Tishby expresses frustration with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement during her event with History Teacher Dror Yaron.

Israeli activist addresses community

Allegra Drago February 27, 2022

Israeli actress, activist and author Noa Tishby spoke during Community Flex Time about her book, “Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth,” and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...

StandWithUs Israel’s Director of International Student Programs Charlotte Korchak discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with students over Zoom.

Israeli activist speaks to HWJFA students

Davis Marks November 19, 2021

Jewish Family Alliance (HWJFA) hosted StandWithUs Israel’s Director of International Student Programs Charlotte Korchak at a virtual speaker event Nov. 9.  Although she was born in Los Angeles, Korchak...

Andie Cook ’19 studies the history of Kibbutz

Eugean Choi September 17, 2018

Andie Cook ’19 traveled to Israel to study the history of the Kibbutz, an agricultural community, after receiving the HWGo! Junior Summer Fellowship. Cook chose to visit Israel in order to connect with...

Seeing past polarization

Sophie Haber May 30, 2018

I can’t often point to a singular experience that informed a moment of clarity in my life, but when my sister FaceTimed me as she packed up her dorm room after finishing her last final of her freshman...

Students march with the Israeli flag on their backs at the March of the Living, an event that serves to educate students about the history of the Holocaust. Attendees travelled to Poland and Israel as part of the program for two weeks. Printed with permission of Jack Cohen 18

Students celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday, remember the Holocaust at annual March of the Living trip

Amelie Zilber April 26, 2018

Visiting Poland and Israel to study the history of the Holocaust and examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hatred, a group of seniors participated in the annual March of the Living program April...

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