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SCHA Welcomes Visiting Student From Poland

SCHA Welcomes Visiting Student From Poland

SCHA (Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy) is thrilled to start the first day of school with a special visiting student from Poland, Noemi Stankowska.  Noemi (12) attends the Lauder-Morasha School in Warsaw, Poland.  She came to the USA to spend the summer in a Jewish camp to strengthen her commitment to Torah and mitzvot.  SCHA has decided to enroll Neomi as its student to deepen her Jewish experience.  Together with 240 other Jewish children from Greater New Haven, she will have the exceptional opportunity to taste an in-depth learning of Jewish texts and enjoy the excellent general education provided at SCHA.

Noemi Stankowska is a granddaughter of David Sterbach who was a Holocaust survivor.  He was sent to Siberia and after the war returned to Poland.  He decided to stay in Poland and help to rebuild its Jewish community.  He passed away two years ago at the age of 99.  Noemi’s father, Mr. Albert Stankowska continues his father’s effort to rebuild Jewish life in Poland.  He is also the director of a newly established Warsaw Ghetto Museum in Warsaw.  The museum is currently under construction and it will open in 2023, on the 80th anniversary commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.  The museum is actively searching for relics, objects of historical value, documents, photographs, or letters related to the Warsaw Ghetto for its permanent exhibition.  If you’re interested in providing the museum such items please contact SCHA.

The school community welcomes Noemi with much enthusiasm and takes this opportunity to wish all its students and staff a great school year.

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