four mailboxes with flags up indicating they have mail in them on a street by a house with a lot of greenery.

I read with interest your article “Local Walkouts” (March 22-28 edition) about area school events marking one month since the Parkland, Fla., school shooting tragedy.

At Farber Hebrew Day School, our middle school and high school assembled for a beautifully meaningful 17-minute gathering in our school synagogue to commemorate the 17 student and teacher victims. Our seniors lit candles and the program included a slide show with pictures and oral description of the lives and aspirations of all 17 lost souls.

An article was read by one of our students published by a student surviving the ordeal about her trauma and the need to become active in gun control so as to respond to this horrible event in a productive and meaningful fashion.

Drawing upon the example of Marjory Stoneman Douglas student leaders, it was emphasized with our students how impactful their advocacy can be in and upon our society over issues that matter to them.

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May the names of the victims be for a blessing.

Rabbi Scot A. Berman

Head of School, Farber Hebrew Day School

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