2017-01-04 / Local News

Students learn to combat hatred



About 250 students from Cranberry Pines School in Medford, National Park School, Christ the King School in Haddonfield, and Southampton Township School recently attended a performance of “The Town That Fought Hate.” The play recounts the events that took place during the holiday season of 1993 in Billings, Montana. It was at that time that an anti-Semitic group defaced buildings with hateful slogans and images and threw rocks into homes that had menorahs on display. To combat this hate, the townspeople put menorahs in their windows to show solidarity. The JCRC’s Raab/Goodwin Center has been hosting this performance for over 15 years. As a result of the impact it has on their students, Cranberry Pines has brought their fourth graders every year. At the play were (from left), Emylee Cline, Southampton Township School; Kingston Potter, Cranberry Pines School, Medford; Catherine McShane, Christ the King School, Haddonfield; and Bridget Hart, National Park School. About 250 students from Cranberry Pines School in Medford, National Park School, Christ the King School in Haddonfield, and Southampton Township School recently attended a performance of “The Town That Fought Hate.” The play recounts the events that took place during the holiday season of 1993 in Billings, Montana. It was at that time that an anti-Semitic group defaced buildings with hateful slogans and images and threw rocks into homes that had menorahs on display. To combat this hate, the townspeople put menorahs in their windows to show solidarity. The JCRC’s Raab/Goodwin Center has been hosting this performance for over 15 years. As a result of the impact it has on their students, Cranberry Pines has brought their fourth graders every year. At the play were (from left), Emylee Cline, Southampton Township School; Kingston Potter, Cranberry Pines School, Medford; Catherine McShane, Christ the King School, Haddonfield; and Bridget Hart, National Park School.

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