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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Neta Zeevi, left, and Avital Yariv, right, describe their post Oct. 7 experiences in a presentation to attendees in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. They both lost loved ones to Hamas following the attacks in southern Israel, and served in the IDF following to contribute to war efforts.

Israelis describe experiences serving in IDF following Oct. 7 attacks in Jewish Club speaker event

Connor Tang, Assistant News Editor March 1, 2024

Two adult Israelis described their experiences serving in the IDF following Hamas' Oct. 7 attacks in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Feb. 28. Neta Zeevi and Avital Yari were invited to speak by Jewish Club during...

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...

An illustration depicts various posters made by the Jewish Club as  measure to address campus antisemitism. The posters were created after five swastikas were found around the school this year.

Addressing campus antisemitism

Claire Conner, Print Managing Editor February 9, 2023

“Harry Styles loves Jews, and so should you.” “Without Jews, you wouldn’t have Borat!” “Anti-Zionism is antisemitism.” As a Jew, I know that each of these sentences, written on posters that...

Jewish activist Ben Freeman speaks to the upper school community in Taper Gym.

Jewish activist Ben Freeman speaks on antisemitism

Alexander Dinh and Samuel Glassman November 22, 2022

Jewish author, educator and DEI specialist Ben Freeman spoke to the Upper School on Oct. 25 following recent incidents of antisemitism. Freeman was brought in to speak soon after several Nazi swastikas...

An illustration depicts foods that are eaten on Passover.

Jewish Club hosts Passover seder

Jackson Mayer May 4, 2022

The Jewish Club hosted a Passover Seder at the school on April 19. Passover is a Jewish holiday celebrating the Jews' escape from enslavement. The Seder is a ritual feast traditionally eaten on the first...

Members of the Jewish Club gather hamantaschen for students participating in the fundraiser.

Jewish Club celebrates Purim

Ella Yadegar March 20, 2022

Members of the Jewish Club handed out baked goods on the Quad in celebration of Purim on Thursday. The club offered hamantaschen, pastries symbolic of the story of Purim, as well as party horns. Purim...

Reyto answers questions from event moderators (clockwise) Haley Rothbart 21 and Gracie Klein 21.

Holocaust survivor and author speaks on her journey at Community Flex Time

Leo Saperstein April 25, 2021

Holocaust survivor and award-winning author Susanne Reyto detailed her experience as a child during World War II and answered questions about modern anti-Semitism in a Community Flex Time hosted by the...

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