Lower School News
On Tuesday, the 4th and 6th grades watched the WZO & Orna Porat Theater in Israel performance of "Herzl - The Dream that Came True."
On Tuesday, the 4th and 6th grades watched the WZO & Orna Porat Theater in Israel performance of "Herzl - The Dream that Came True." The interactive show had our students playing a variety of roles alongside the performer from the theater. The show followed the life and work of Theodor Herzl. The play covered Herzl's family life, his Zionist activities following the Dreyfus Affair, and his fight for the establishment of the Jewish State. The play covered Herzl's meeting with a number of leaders in attempt to gain support for the State. Among others, he met with the Sultan Abdulhamid II, Baron Rothschild, and later on with Joseph Chamberlain (impromptu roles played by our students). Additionally, the students learned of the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, and about the Uganda Project. Last, students learned of Herzl's death prior to the 6th Zionist Congress rejection of the Uganda plan and insistence on a Jewish homeland in Israel.
Although Herzl did not live to see its establishment, our students learned that his efforts directly contributed to the success of establishing a Jewish homeland in Israel.