Today marked a momentous occasion for Hausner as eight of our 8th-grade students represented our school at the March for Israel in Washington DC, advocating for the return of hostages and standing in solidarity with the people of Israel.
These young ambassadors flew to Washington on a red-eye flight last night, accompanied by Maia Elder-Kadar, our dedicated 8th-grade Jewish Studies teacher, and Vered Hermannoff-Kranz, our passionate development assistant. Eric Stein, a Hausner board member and parent, was also in Washington, showcasing our school's strong presence at this historic rally in the nation's capital.
The March for Israel provided a platform for Americans from all walks of life to unite in solidarity with Israel, condemn antisemitic violence, and demand the immediate and safe release of hostages. Our Hausner representatives actively participated, making their voices heard in support of these crucial causes.
Adding to the pride is the fact that several former Hausner students were present at the event. Talia Bodner (class of 2018) was selected to speak in the pre-march event and shared two powerful spoken word poems. Our alumni's attendance and active participation underscored the lasting impact of a Hausner education and the strength of our community bonds.
As we reflect on today's events, we can't help but feel a profound sense of accomplishment and pride. Our students and alumni demonstrated the values we instill at Hausner – a commitment to justice, a dedication to making a difference, and the courage to stand up for what is right.
Today, as our representatives participated in the March for Israel, they carried with them not only the spirit of Hausner but also the hopes and aspirations of a community that encourages its members to be compassionate, informed, and engaged citizens of the world. We applaud their efforts and stand with them in solidarity as they lent their voices to this important cause, making a mark at the heart of our nation's capital.