Thank you to the Upper School at Porter-Gaud School for planting a Daffodil Garden, as part of the The Daffodil Project in memory of the 1.5 million children lost in the Holocaust. The Elementary School plans on doing a planting soon as well!
The Daffodil Project, a worldwide initiative empowering Holocaust education created by the Atlanta-based non-profit Am Yisrael Chai, aspires to build a Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils around the world to remember the children who perished at the hands of the Nazis. Daffodils represent the yellow stars that Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust, and the flower symbolizes both remembrance and resilience. By drawing attention to the memorial through the Daffodil Project, members of the Charleston community can work together to pledge that these victims will not be forgotten.
CofC Hillel, the College of Charleston Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, and the Charleston Jewish Federation are participating in the Daffodil Project for the second straight year. This initiative was brought to Charleston by CofC Student Samantha Krantz. The first Daffodil Project planting was held on November 13th, 2016 in Marion Square, where over 100 people came together to plant 1,800 daffodils. On November 5th, 2017, additional bulbs were planted across the College of Charleston campus.
Porter Gaud is one of several schools in the area that has already participated in this important project. Other include: Addlestone Hebrew Academy, Buist Academy, Northwood Academy and Charlestowne Community Montesorri School.
To participate or learn more, please contact Rebecca Engel at RebeccaL@jewishcharleston.org
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