• The Daffodil Project

    In 2021, Forsyth County Schools held the inaugural planting of 500 daffodils for The Daffodil Project, a worldwide living Holocaust Memorial to recognize the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. The ceremony was held at The FoCAL Center and was attended by local elected officials, members of Congregation Beth Israel, and the OneForsyth Council. 



    A Virtual Evening with Dr. Edith Eger

    As of 2022, it is estimated that only 400,000 Jews who survived or fled the Nazis and their collaborators from 1933-1945 are alive worldwide. In partnership with Congregation Beth Israel, Forsyth County Schools hosted A Virtual Evening with Dr. Edith Eger in March. The presentation may be viewed (HERE).
     
    A native of Hungary, Edith Eva Eger was just a teenager in 1944 when she experienced one of the worst evils the human race has ever known. As a Jew living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz. Her parents were sent to the gas chambers but Edith’s bravery kept her and her sister alive. Toward the end of the war, Edith and other prisoners had been moved to Austria. On May 4, 1945, a young American soldier noticed her hand moving slightly amongst a number of dead bodies. He quickly summoned medical help and brought her back from the brink of death.