Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

RE students hear from 100-year-old Holocaust survivor during moving assembly

Holocaust survivor Jack Waksal, who turns 100 in September, lived through the horrors of the Holocaust as a teenager in Poland, and has made it his life's work to share his story, particularly with students and young adults. He visited the upper school on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, taking the Lewis Family Auditorium stage with students in RE's Jewish Student Association and answering questions from Hagit Fefferman from 3G Miami, a Holocaust awareness organization.
He shared his moving and tragic story during an hour-long Q and A. JSA members Jonah Fishman '25, Rebecca Paresky '25, Gavin Leiber '25 and Dana Chopp '26 organized the May 6 assembly under the direction of advisor Myriam Gollan.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.