A few days after Rosh Hashanah, the Lauder e-Learning School met in Warsaw, at its older “sister” school, the Lauder-Morasha School.
The e-Learning program met to not only welcome the new year but also to say goodbye to the previous one. They gave diplomas for effort and achievements in the last school year and said goodbye to graduates who are moving to the next stages of their education. Attending teachers included Mr. Marek Mrozowski (Hebrew), Mrs. Kasia Burza (English, French, and Spanish), Mr. Chaim Kobyliński (Hebrew and Jewish Culture) and Mrs. Joanna Machel (Jewish Culture). The ceremony was conducted by Poland’s e-Learning directors, Mrs. Dorota and Baruch Ciesielski.
One of Poland’s Lauder e-Learning students – Kacper – spoke about a conference which he attended in the U.S., thanks to his participation in the Roots summer camp in Israel, an international program for Jewish youth. Mrs. Aldona Danielewicz-Malinowska, applied her boundless energy and musical passion, to lead short games and introduce the participants.
Thirteen new students joined the program! Distinguished guests included Mrs. Magdalena Tarczyńska, Director of the Lauder-Morasha School and Mrs. Karolina Szykier-Koszucka, Director of Jewish Education and Communication at Lauder-Morasha School.
Rabbi Dawid Szychowski (and privately also the father of e-School students) came from Łódź and told a dvar Torah to everyone present. Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich talked about the importance of studying, especially the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot, and wished fruitful learning. Mr. Chaim Kobyliński then took children and young people to the gym, where he organized games and learning activities. During this time, parents and guardians spoke with e-Learning directors Mrs. Dorota and Baruch Ciesielski and admin, Joanna Machel.
Next, the group went to the Palace of Culture and Science for a unique exhibition: Steel Figures Gallery, where all the figures were handmade from steel scrap. Artists combined thousands of recycled elements – screws, gears, chains, brake pads, pieces of iron constructions and machines, to create awe-inspiring works, such as limousines, characters from movies, famous heroes and motorbikes – all on a 1: 1 scale.
Poland’s Lauder e-Learning families enthusiastically concluded the orientation with hopes for an exciting school year.